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For the third time, the Department of Music has been part of an EMMY®-winning production.

The Regional Southeast EMMY® chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has recognized Georgia Southern University with a Student Production EMMY® Award for Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs.  The Multimedia Development Center (MDC) student production team (Shelby Head, Bradon Holder, Jayden Moss, Robert Jackson, Sterling Mattison and Robert Ross), under the direction of Dr. Arthur Berger, received an EMMY for the production of the “Strings at Southern Chamber Music Festival,“ which included the Georgia Southern Symphony, under the baton of Dr. Steven Elisha, performing the season Finale, featuring winners of the 2018 Georgia Southern Symphony Concerto Competition. Nayeon Kim, cellist and Benjamin Cork, violinist performing as soloists with the symphony, are students of the internationally acclaimed, Global Music Award-winning Elaris Duo – Dr. Steven Elisha, cellist (Head of Strings, Director of Orchestras and Conductor of the Georgia Southern Symphony) and Dr. Larisa Elisha, violinist (Coordinator of Upper Strings Studies and professor of violin/viola). As directors of the Georgia Southern String Program, the Elisha’s are also co-directors of the Strings at Southern Chamber Music Festival and the Elaris Summer String Academy.

Last updated: 3/30/2022