noun German. The spirit of the time.
If you are around campus this weekend, consider dropping in Goucher’s Rosenberg Gallery and Merrick Hall for the MAAA Cabaret, the Masters of Arts in Arts Administration program’s performance and visual arts fundraiser. This annual Goucher community event, now in its seventh year, promises to be a night of lively performances, impressive auction items, and a toast to the MAAA class of 2014. Two of this year’s Cabaret program committee members Bridget Woodbury and Jennifer Williams expand on some of the details:
What is the Cabaret?
Woodbury: It’s an annual fundraising event for Goucher’s MAAA (Master of Arts in Art Administration) program. Every year we invite artists from the Goucher community to participate; they can do whatever they want. We also host a silent auction where we give away art pieces, event tickets, and things like that.
What does the money raised go toward?
Woodbury: The money goes towards the MAAA Scholarship Fund. This is the first year the scholarship funds have been disbursed. People apply for them as part of the full program application process because most of them work for nonprofit organizations and need the support.
Who’s performing at the event?
Williams: We’re excited to have President Bowen perform in two different pieces. He’ll be accompanying, on the piano, third year MAAA student Chandra Roxanne with Kirsten Sieber ’13 in an opera aria from The Marriage of Figaro, and third year students Katie Feder and Deidra Montgomery in Arthur Hamilton’s “Cry Me A River.” During the silent auction, the Blue Orchid Strings, a Baltimore quartet, will be performing. We also have plenty of MAAA students, alums, and faculty members performing as well.
Why do artists participate in the Cabaret? Is it to get “discovered”?
Woodbury: For the most part it’s to have fun, to perform with friends they might not see otherwise. Generally we live across the country from each other, and it’s an event that really does bring the different classes together… The other factor is that it’s tradition, it’s something that people know they’ll be able to come back to every year.
Williams: I think we’re most excited to see President Bowen perform!
Cabaret will begin Friday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m. in Rosenberg Gallery and Merrick Lecture Hall in Dorsey Center. For more information, visit the Zeitgeist web page at bit.ly/ZeitgeistCabaret or follow on twitter @gouchermaaa #maaa14.
- Work together to build community within the MAAA program and Goucher College
- Raise the profile of the MAAA program in a positive way
- Raise money for the MAAA Scholarship Fund
– Ke’Aun Charles ’15