Description of the 2018 SMPP

The 4th Summer Music Performance Program at Anatolia College was held with great success from June 28th to July 8th 2018, with participants from the Bahamas, Belgium, France, Ghana, USA and Greece.
The distinguished faculty consisted of: Dwight Coleman (voice - opera), Richard Clement (voice - opera), Kent Smith (voice - opera), Nevart- Veron Galileas (flute - flute ensemble), Christos Galileas (violin), Christiana Fortune- Reader (viola), Yannis Tsitselikis (cello), Alex Peh (piano), George Konstantinidis (piano), Nick Demos (composition) and Yiorgos Vassilandonakis (composition).

On July 2nd
the student concert took place at the Concert Hall "Stavros Kougioumtzis" / Cultural Center of the Panorama Municipality.


On July 3rd
, the concert at the Byzantine Museum of Thessaloniki featuring the works of composers Arvo Part and Komitas Vardapet was a collaboration between students and faculty. An educational opportunity for students to perform with their faculty and a connection between the spiritual, sacred and religious music of the past and the present.




On July 4th,
 the impressive concert of the SMPP Contemporary Ensemble took place in Bissell Library. Selected works of the composition students were performed in a world premiere concert and were professionally recorded. William Hundley Goss was the recipient of the Bissell Library Composition Award 2018 for a composition inspired by and dedicated to Rev. Christo T. Papadopoulos. Ms. Evi Tramantza, the Director of Bissell Library awarded the prize.


On July 6th,
the opera production of "Dido and Aeneas" by Henry Purcell at the prestigious Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki was an impressive and inspiring performance under the direction of Prof. Dwight Coleman and the accompaniment of Ms. Eleonora Kalaitzidou

Guided tour of our students at the exhibition of Barry Feldman's "Greek Landscape" paintings at Bissell Library (June - July 2018) 

Barry Feldman was born in New York City and studied Art History at Swarthmore College. In 1971 he moved to Middle River, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where he was awarded a Canada Council National Arts Grant for Painting. In 1989 he began to live and work in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Heidi Begay, Nevart - Veron Galileas and Chloe Cuttaz 

Straubinger Scholarships 
Every year Straubinger Flutes supports the Summer Music Performance Program 
at ACT/ A Division of Anatolia College by giving full scholarships to flutists.

 The Straubinger Scholarship recipients for the SMPP 2018 
were Chloe Cuttaz (France) and Heidi Begay (USA)

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