111 N. Lexington Ave. | Covington, VA 24445 | 540-962-ARTS (2787)

111 N. Lexington Ave. | Covington, VA 24445
540-962-ARTS (2787)

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Alleghany Highlands ARTS COUNCIL

It was our priviledge to present the 2019 Arts Legacy Award to Dr. Calvin A. McClinton last evening. The award is given annually for a lifetime of perpetuation of the performing arts.

Dr. McClinton was there, with his family, friends and colleagues to receive the honor.

A summation of his work is as follows:
Calvin McClinton is a native of Covington, born and raised in the Historic village of Wrightsville. He has spent most of his life training young performers to sing, act or play a musical instrument.

Calvin began his training locally, studying piano and voice with the late Frances Parker Rupert.

After graduating from Alleghany High School in 1968, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education from Westminster Choir College followed by a Master’s Degree in Conducting from Trenton State College. After college Calvin taught music in the public schools while conducting bands and orchestras for community theatre and civic organizations throughout New Jersey.

In 1978 he organized his own theatre company, “The Part-Time Players”, which was housed at Fort Hancock Theatre in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. There he began to train novice actors and singers. As his career grew as a coach and musical theatre specialist, Calvin taught at Lake Michigan College, Howard University, Kent State University and later, internationally in Romania, Korea, and Bulgaria.

After receiving his Doctorate in 1997 from Wayne State University, Calvin broadened his professorial career while performing and directing, both in the U.S. and abroad.

In 1999, Dr. McClinton received a Fulbright award to teach, direct and conduct research in Romania. There, he trained young Romanian’s in the art of American Musical Theatre performance and carried out research on how that art form might transform the musical landscape of Central European music.

He founded the McClinton Musical Theatre Foundation while in Bucharest, Romania. It later morphed into the The McClinton Foundation. It’s mission is to support young artists in their pursuit of excellence in the musical theatre art form.

Calvin returned to the Alleghany Highlands in 2005 on a mission to revitalize his native community of Wrightsville. From this effort grew the Wrightsville Renewal Festival.

He served as Choir Director at Wrightsville Baptist Church before being named the Director of Music at Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg, West Virginia in 2018.

Over the years he has brought young interns, many of them Fulbright Scholars, to share their talents with our community through performances, workshops, and open forums. Through all aspects of his work he has continually shined light on common awareness of our shared cultural differences while promoting and inspiring unity.

During his lifetime Dr. McClinton has influenced literally hundreds of artists, students and colleagues by his leadership, determination, insight and immeasurable kindness. Tonight he is surrounded by his family, colleagues and friends as he is presented with this well-deserved honor.
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It was our priviledge to present the 2019 Arts Legacy Award to Dr. Calvin A. McClinton last evening. The award is given annually for a lifetime of perpetuation of the performing arts.

Dr. McClinton was there, with his family, friends and colleagues to receive the honor.

A summation of his work is as follows:
Calvin McClinton is a native of Covington, born and raised in the Historic village of Wrightsville. He has spent most of his life training young performers to sing, act or play a musical instrument.

Calvin began his training locally, studying piano and voice with the late Frances Parker Rupert.

After graduating from Alleghany High School in 1968, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education from Westminster Choir College followed by a Master’s Degree in Conducting from Trenton State College. After college Calvin taught music in the public schools while conducting bands and orchestras for community theatre and civic organizations throughout New Jersey.

In 1978 he organized his own theatre company, “The Part-Time Players”, which was housed at Fort Hancock Theatre in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. There he began to train novice actors and singers. As his career grew as a coach and musical theatre specialist, Calvin taught at Lake Michigan College, Howard University, Kent State University and later, internationally in Romania, Korea, and Bulgaria.

After receiving his Doctorate in 1997 from Wayne State University, Calvin broadened his professorial career while performing and directing, both in the U.S. and abroad.

In 1999, Dr. McClinton received a Fulbright award to teach, direct and conduct research in Romania. There, he trained young Romanian’s in the art of American Musical Theatre performance and carried out research on how that art form might transform the musical landscape of Central European music.

He founded the McClinton Musical Theatre Foundation while in Bucharest, Romania. It later morphed into the The McClinton Foundation. It’s mission is to support young artists in their pursuit of excellence in the musical theatre art form.

Calvin returned to the Alleghany Highlands in 2005 on a mission to revitalize his native community of Wrightsville. From this effort grew the Wrightsville Renewal Festival.

He served as Choir Director at Wrightsville Baptist Church before being named the Director of Music at Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg, West Virginia in 2018.

Over the years he has brought young interns, many of them Fulbright Scholars, to share their talents with our community through performances, workshops, and open forums. Through all aspects of his work he has continually shined light on common awareness of our shared cultural differences while promoting and inspiring unity.

During his lifetime Dr. McClinton has influenced literally hundreds of artists, students and colleagues by his leadership, determination, insight and immeasurable kindness. Tonight he is surrounded by his family, colleagues and friends as he is presented with this well-deserved honor.
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It was our priviledge to present the 2019 Arts Legacy Award to Dr. Calvin A. McClinton last evening. The award is given annually for a lifetime of perpetuation of the performing arts.

Dr. McClinton was there, with his family, friends and colleagues to receive the honor. 

A summation of his work is as follows:
Calvin McClinton is a native of Covington, born and raised in the Historic village of Wrightsville. He has spent most of his life training young performers to sing, act or play a musical instrument. 

Calvin began his training locally, studying piano and voice with the late Frances Parker Rupert. 

After graduating from Alleghany High School in 1968, he  earned a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education from Westminster Choir College followed by a Master’s Degree in Conducting from Trenton State College.  After college Calvin taught music in the public schools while conducting bands and orchestras for community theatre and civic organizations throughout New Jersey. 

In 1978 he organized his own theatre company, “The Part-Time Players”, which was housed at Fort Hancock Theatre in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. There he began to train novice actors and singers. As his career grew as a coach and musical theatre specialist, Calvin taught at Lake Michigan College, Howard University, Kent State University and   later, internationally in Romania, Korea, and Bulgaria. 

After receiving his Doctorate in 1997 from Wayne State University, Calvin broadened his professorial career while performing and directing, both in the U.S. and abroad. 

In 1999, Dr. McClinton received a Fulbright award to teach, direct and conduct research in Romania. There, he trained young Romanian’s in the art of American Musical Theatre performance and carried out research on how that art form might transform the musical landscape of Central European music. 

He founded the McClinton Musical Theatre Foundation while in Bucharest, Romania. It later morphed into the The McClinton Foundation. It’s mission is to support young artists in their pursuit of excellence in the musical theatre art form. 

Calvin returned to the Alleghany Highlands in 2005 on a mission to revitalize his native  community of Wrightsville. From this effort grew the Wrightsville Renewal Festival. 

He served as Choir Director at Wrightsville Baptist Church before being named the Director of Music at Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg, West Virginia in 2018.

Over the years he has brought young interns, many of them Fulbright Scholars, to share their talents with our community through performances, workshops, and open forums. Through all aspects of his work he has continually shined light on common awareness of our shared cultural differences while promoting and inspiring unity.  

During his lifetime Dr. McClinton has influenced literally hundreds of artists, students and colleagues by his leadership, determination, insight and immeasurable kindness. Tonight he is surrounded by his family, colleagues and friends as he is presented with this well-deserved honor.

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Oh how awesome!!! Will you dance with me???lol. It's such an honor to see all of this we should all be so proud all of your school classmates. I'm coming over there one day and listen to you I promise. Love you much my dear friend

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Tickets make the perfect gift. Purchase e-tickets any time, day or night, online at www.AlleghanyArts4All.com or CALL 540-962-2787 for a rest of the season pass.

Come out to McAllister Presbyterian Church this Sunday afternoon to hear the Alleghany Highlands Chorale present a program of songs of the season. Concert begins at 4 o'clock and admission is by donation. Many thanks to Arritt Funeral Home for sponsoring this event. ... See MoreSee Less

Come out to McAllister Presbyterian Church this Sunday afternoon to hear the Alleghany Highlands Chorale present a program of songs of the season. Concert begins at 4 oclock and admission is by donation. Many thanks to Arritt Funeral Home for sponsoring this event.

Season Tickets still on Sale.
Act now to get $170 worth of tickets for only $95.
Call 540-962-ARTS, visit AlleghanyArts4All.com or see one of our board members.
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Season Tickets still on Sale.
Act now to get $170 worth of tickets for only $95. 
Call 540-962-ARTS, visit AlleghanyArts4All.com or see one of our board members.

SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE
call 962-ARTS (2787)
or purchase online at AlleghanyArts4All.com
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SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE
call 962-ARTS (2787) 
or purchase online at AlleghanyArts4All.com

Good News! Missoula Children's Theatre will be in town in time for one last summer adventure before school begins!

An audition will be held for the production of THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES Monday, July 29 in Curfman Hall at Covington High School from 10:00 AM until noon. Kids entering first through twelfth grade are invited are encouraged to audition. Sorry but children must have completed kindergarten to participate.

No advance preparation is necessary for the audition and there is never a fee to participate. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities. Those auditioning should arrive on time and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.

There are some great roles for teens, tweens and youngsters. Roles to be filled are - the Emperor; ManyPenny and the Money Council; the Royal Scholars Roxy and Red; Kings, Queens; Gem and the Royal Jewelers; Boots and the Royal Cobblers; Lid and the Royal Hatters; Stitch and the Royal Tailors; and the Royal Silkworms.

The Missoula Children's Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 10 AM until 2:30 PM each day. Not every cast member will be called for the full rehearsal period each day, but a commitment of open availability is required at time of audition.

Our musical production of THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES will be presented on Saturday, August 3 at Covington High School. Missoula Children's Theatre residencies have been brought to our community by Alleghany Highlands Arts Council since 1995. Funding is provided by The Alleghany Foundation, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, call the Arts Council at 962-ARTS (2787)
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Good News! Missoula Childrens Theatre will be in town in time for one last summer adventure before school begins! 

An audition will be held for the production of THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES Monday, July 29 in Curfman Hall at Covington High School from 10:00 AM until noon. Kids entering first through twelfth grade are invited are encouraged to audition. Sorry but children must have completed kindergarten to participate.

No advance preparation is necessary for the audition and there is never a fee to participate. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities. Those auditioning should arrive on time and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.

 There are some great roles for teens, tweens and youngsters. Roles to be filled are -  the Emperor; ManyPenny and the Money Council; the Royal Scholars Roxy and Red; Kings, Queens; Gem and the Royal Jewelers; Boots and the Royal Cobblers; Lid and the Royal Hatters; Stitch and the Royal Tailors; and the Royal Silkworms. 

 The Missoula Childrens Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup.  MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 10 AM until 2:30 PM each day. Not every cast member will be called for the full rehearsal period each day, but a commitment of open availability is required at time of audition.

 Our musical production of THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES will be presented on Saturday, August 3 at Covington High School. Missoula Childrens Theatre residencies have been brought to our community by Alleghany Highlands Arts Council since 1995. Funding is provided by The Alleghany Foundation, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
For more information, call the Arts Council at 962-ARTS (2787)

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