Broadcast live from the College of Charleston, ETV Radio’s Spoleto Today show featured dozens of College professors and alumni as well as a remembrance of former College President and Spoleto Festival Former President Ted Stern. Listen to the segment, featuring a 2012 interview with the beloved festival champion.
Stern is known for transforming the College from a small private college into a nationally recognized institution of higher learning. As the first president of the board for the Spoleto Festival USA, Stern guided Spoleto through its early years to become one of the nation’s premier arts festivals. Stern’s leadership in the City of Charleston is evident through the development of the South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Place, and the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.
Spoleto Today is co-hosted by College of Charleston Arts Management Professor Jeanette Guinn and Marcus Overton. The show is a daily report on the latest happenings at the Spoleto Festival USA and at Piccolo Spoleto, along with guest interviews and previews of upcoming performances.
More than a dozen College of Charleston professors and alumni have been featured during the 2013 season of Spoleto Today, including:
Steve Rosenburg (music professor)
Deanna McBroom (music professor)
Ryan Gunning ‘13 (theatre)
Brenna McNamara ‘13 (theatre)
Franklin Ashley (music professor)
Karen Chandler (arts management professor)
Long-Bin Chen (artist in residence)
Yuriy Bekker (music professor)
John Hull (studio art)
Karen Ann Myers (Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art)
Rob Taylor (music professor)
Valerie Morris (School of the Arts dean)
Marty Perlmutter and Enid Idelson (Jewish studies)
Co-host Jeanette Guinn also involves College of Charleston students through her Maymester course, “Arts and the Media at Spoleto,” which offers students real experience working on the pre-production for Spoleto Today. Artist research, scheduling, question development, interviewing, app development, broadcast programming, social media, promotion, marketing, script writing, voice over, media relations, and remote and studio video and audio recording and editing will be included. Watch a video on the class.