Friday, April 24, 2015

Music Theatre Students Visit Costa Rica as "Promising Artists of the Twenty-first Century"

FSU Music Theatre students Jonathan Mousset, Tanisha Moore, and Danny Burgos recently embarked on a week-long musical journey through Costa Rica.

These Music Theatre students were chosen to represent the University based on their outstanding portfolio and recommendations from the Florida State University.

 “The Music Theatre students' trip to Costa Rica was an amazing adventure, which allowed them the opportunity not only to perform, but to experience a new culture and to interact with students there, sharing their passion for Music Theatre as well as their expertise in singing, acting, and dance," commented FSU's Music Theatre Program Director, Gayle Seaton, who accompanied the students on their tour. "Our students learned a great deal, as well, as they were passing on their knowledge. We all found Costa Rica to be a beautiful country, where we were welcomed with open arms and enthusiasm.”

The “Promising Artists of the Twenty-First Century” program affords students from Costa Rica and abroad the opportunity to interact with each other in a constructive professional and academic setting, further developing their skillsets and learning from other’s professional experiences. For the past 65 years, organizers of the “Promising Artists” festival have recruited talented students from prestigious universities in the United States to perform during the week-long program of events.

This year's itinerary included many educational masterclass and workshop opportunities at local schools, as well as two full concert performances in the capital, San Jose (including one in the lovely Eugene O'Neill Theatre), and one in Manuel Antonio, on the Pacific coast.