Governor's School Breaks Ground on Music Building

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Pictured left to right: Bruce Halverson, former president; Bob Hughes, board member; LeShown Goodwin, board member; Chad Prosser, board chair; Peter Parrott, board member; and Cedric Adderley, president.

The S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities held a groundbreaking ceremony on campus for a new 10,000 square foot building that will expand much-needed space for the Music Department, the school's largest art program serving approximately 95 high school students. The two-story building will include additional studios, practice rooms, large ensemble spaces, and humidity-controlled instrument storage space.
 
"This addition ushers in a thrilling new chapter in the lives of the music department's first-rate faculty and students as an answer to a long-held need for more space," said Dr. Stephen Taylor, Music Department chair. "This new facility will help our department move forward in exciting and significant ways."

The Governor's School's Music Department serves students from across South Carolina and provides training in brass, percussion, piano, strings, and woodwind instruments, as well as vocal training. The current facilities do not provide adequate practice, rehearsal, and storage space to effectively accommodate the department's needs.
 
"This new and last addition to our campus will allow us to be more effective and efficient in serving our music students," said Dr. Cedric Adderley, president. "This state-of-the-art music facility will complement all that we already have in place to support our music program well into the future."
 
The South Carolina General Assembly appropriated $4.31 million dollars for this project, which is expected to be completed in one year. DP3 Architects, Ltd. and Clayton Construction Company are involved in this project.

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