University of Georgia: The Performing Arts Center

September 11, 2018

Since its inception, the Performing Arts Center has enjoyed growth in attendance and widespread support of its presentations from the Athens community, as well as the surrounding counties, the State of Georgia, and the entire Southeast region. In addition to its own presentations, the Performing Arts Center provides the performing home for the faculty and students of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The PAC is also home to many departmental graduation and convocation ceremonies each semester and also hosts University-wide lectures and events.

Education and community outreach activities are an important part of the PAC’s mission, providing free recitals, lecture-demonstrations, and master classes by visiting artists for university students, retirement communities, churches, and public schools throughout the state of Georgia. Free pre-concert lectures are presented to the public before many of the PAC’s events each season, and extensive program notes accompany performances so that audiences at the event may be educated as well as entertained.

Each season since 1998, the PAC has recorded many of its concerts for national broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today. With a total audience of 1.2 million, Performance Today is the most popular classical music program in the country. The PAC is proud to garner national recognition for Athens and the University on a weekly basis through these national broadcasts.

Read more: https://pac.uga.edu