Elevate 2024 boasts Fine Arts Center student performances, 2025 50th Celebration Hall of Fame inductions

April 17, 2024

The Fine Arts Center performed its annual student showcase, Elevate, on Friday, April 12th to a sold-out crowd at the Peace Center in the Gunter Theatre. This celebration was a testament to the Fine Arts Center students’ hard work and creativity nurtured by the Fine Arts Center teaching artists and staff. Vee Popat, Fine Arts Center Director, also announced next year’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, where notable alumni will be inducted into the Fine Arts Center Hall of Fame.

The evening featured performances from many Fine Arts Center program areas: percussion, dance, creative writing and theatre, winds chamber music, strings chamber music, digital filmmaking, voice, and jazz studies. Prior to the performance, guests also had the opportunity to admire work from visual arts and architecture students displayed in the lobby.

In his announcement of the 50th Anniversary Celebration to be held in April of 2025, Vee shared names of alumni who will be inducted into the Fine Arts Center Hall of Fame, including: Marcus King (grammy nominated artist), Rory Scovel (comedian, writer and actor), and Kelly Hall-Tompkins (professional violinist). Each well-known and celebrated in their respective fields, these alumni will share exclusive performances at the anniversary celebration, which will be held at the Peace Center. Ticketing information will be released soon.

Sponsored by the Fine Arts Center Partners along with generous local businesses and individuals, Elevate is not only an opportunity for the community to experience the work and talent of Fine Arts Center students, but also the school’s largest annual fundraiser.

“Elevate was a testament to the talent and dedication of the students and staff at the Fine Arts Center,” said Vee Popat, Fine Arts Center Director, “We are grateful to our sponsors and supporters for making not only the event, but also the Fine Arts Center as a whole a reality. Events like Elevate serve as a reminder of why the arts matter to youth and to our greater community in Greenville.”


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The first arts high school in South Carolina, the Fine Arts Center prepares dedicated students for 21st-century careers through rigorous, pre-professional arts training in dynamic, inclusive, and collaborative learning environments. Learn more by visiting fineartscenter.net.