Red Rocks Community College News Release

Red Rocks Community College
News Release
More information: Kim Rein
February 27, 2014         


RRCC features ‘Spotlighting Careers in Performing Arts’
Event explores career options in music, dance, and theater

LAKEWOOD, CO – Red Rocks Community College will hold an event for students and the community to explore careers in performing arts. Spotlighting Careers in Performing Arts is scheduled for Wednesday March 19 from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in the community room at the college’s Lakewood campus.

The event will consist of panel members who are professional musicians, composers, artistic directors, actors, choreographers, and dancers. Questions will be asked of each panel member about their various careers in the performing arts and what advice they can give students interested in pursuing these types of careers. Round-table discussions with each of the panel members will follow with the option of group or one-on-one discussions with panelists. A keynote address will be delivered by Sheila Sears, arts education manager for Colorado Creative Industries.

Panelists include Mike Lucas, professional musician; Bob Studinger, composer; Doug Tapia, pianist, producer, and production consultant; Sheila Sears, arts education manager for Colorado Creative Industries; Judi Hofmeister, president of Colorado Dance Educators Organization; Kim Olson, choreographer, dancer and artistic director of Sweet Edge;Dean P. Ladany, president of Local 7 stagehands union; Kate Folkins, associate artistic director at Curious Theatre Company; and Kelly Jo Eldredge, opera singer/former Broadway performer.

Also present will be other representatives from RRCC and four-year colleges—Metropolitan State University, CU Boulder and UNC—promoting their programs in these areas.

The community room is located on the west end, lower level of the Red Rocks Community College campus at 13300 W. 6th Ave. in Lakewood. The event is open to the public as well as RRCC students.
Need accessibility? Contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) at 303-914-6733 or at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations.

More about Red Rocks Community College:  Since 1969 Red Rocks Community College has delivered quality education to students of all ages and backgrounds. RRCC offers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates.  The college serves over 15,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.

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