Department of Music
College of Arts and Humanities

On the Verge

Dr. Martín Gendelman, Founder and Artistic Director

Mission

Founded in 2012 and directed by composer and Georgia Southern University faculty member Martín Gendelman, On The Verge new music series has made southern Georgia a regular stop for some of the finest performers of contemporary art music in the United States and abroad. Through concerts and outreach activities specially aimed at students of all levels and the general public, the series presents innovative programs featuring a variety of contemporary concert music styles.  

 

Outreach

In addition to high-quality concerts, On The Verge offers a variety of educational opportunities for college students (music majors and  non-majors) and members of the community in general,  in the form of lectures, workshops, and master classes lead by the very artists featured in the series.   Also, On The Verge is partnering with local schools to bring its featured artists to perform for, and interact with, the community’s youngest audiences.

Featured Artists

Past groups and individual performers featured in the series include:

2012/13

    • Jorge Variego – clarinet and electronics (Argentina)
    • Dancing Heart – flutes and percussion (United States)

2013/14

    • Carlos César Rodríguez  – piano (Venezuela)
    • Present-Continuous (University of North Carolina)

2014/15

    • Blair McMillen – piano (United States)
    • Stacks – Saxophone Duo and electronics (Switzerland/United States)

2015/16

    • Jenny Q Chai – piano (China)

2016/17

    • Da Capo Chamber Players (United States)

    • SaVaSaTrio (Members of Ensemble Modern – Germany)

Upcoming performances

2017/18

    • Daniel Koppelman/Christopher Dobrian – piano and electronics (United States)
    • Susan Fancher – Saxophone (United States)
    • Third Coast Percussion (United States)
Sponsorship

The following have been regular sponsors of the series:

  • Campus Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC)
  • Department of Music
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  (CLASS)
  • The Center for International Studies

In addition, the series has enjoyed the support of local businesses and organizations including:

  • The Statesboro Herald
  • Citizens Bank
  • Three Tree Coffee Roasters
  • Statesboro Properties

Individual Donor Levels and  Benefits

  • Friend of New Music ($50 to $150)
    • Invitation to On The Verge open rehearsals
    • Subscription to the Georgia Southern University Department of Music E-newsletter
  • Patron of New Music ($150 to $300)
    • A special On The Verge souvenir gift
    • Invitation to On The Verge open rehearsals
    • Subscription to the Georgia Southern University Department of Music E-newsletter
  • On The Verge Partner ($300 to $700)
    • Invitation to intimate post-concert dinner with On The Verge Artists
    • A special On The Verge souvenir gift
    • Invitation to On The Verge open rehearsals
    • Subscription to the Georgia Southern University Department of Music E-newsletter
  • Composers Circle ($700 and up)
    • Invitation to private dinner with On The Verge director, Martín Gendelman
    • Invitation to intimate post-concert dinner with On The Verge Artists
    • A special On The Verge souvenir gift
    • Invitation to On The Verge open rehearsals
    • Subscription to the Georgia Southern University Department of Music E-newsletter

Corporate Donor Levels and  Benefits

  • $300  and up
    • Sponsor listing on program concert page and program notes for one On The Verge concert
    • Spotlight feature on On The Verge’s webpage in rotation with other donors at this level.
    • Department of Music monthly newsletter article highlighting your company in rotation with other donors at this level.
  • $1,500 and up
    • Option to sponsor an On The Verge concert, sponsor listing on program concert page and program notes for all On The Verge concerts in a season.
    • Spotlight feature on On The Verge’s webpage in rotation with other donors at this level.
    • Department of Music monthly newsletter article highlighting your company in rotation with other donors at this level.

Donating to On The Verge

Since all concerts and educational activities are free and open to the public, the funding for On The Verge has come primarily from grants and temporary support from academic units within Georgia Southern University. But it takes more than that to consolidate a series like this. If you are interested in supporting On The Verge and contributing to its growth, please consider advertising in our concert programs (for your business) or donating $100.

For more information, please contact ontheverge@georgiasouthern.edu

 

Last updated: 2/1/2018