We hope you join us for an upcoming event at the McGlothlin Center for the Arts!

Upcoming Events:

  • The Legacy Featuring Michael Austin ’75

    , 3:00pm

    Michael Austin ’75 is an internationally acclaimed opera star. Austin, who was the first African American tenor to sing the role of Otello in a U.S. opera house, has developed a worldwide reputation for his exceptional performance of this famous character.

    After graduating from Emory & Henry, Austin, a native of Wytheville, continued his music studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and with the Juilliard School of Music. He has been a member of the Santa Fe Opera Festival, where he was named Outstanding Apprentice Artist.

    His life and career are not only a testament to the importance of arts education at Emory & Henry; they are a point of pride for an institution that values service. Austin, appreciating the guidance that he received from such mentors as Chick Davis, has devoted much of his time to assisting younger performers, encouraging them to embrace their gifts and remain steadfast in the face of challenges.

    In this spirit, we hope that you will join the McGlothlin Center for the Arts in its efforts to enrich the lives of E&H students through the arts and arts programming.

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