The excitement generated by the 2013 Fine Arts Summer Academy is still reverberating. FASA’s debut at the Grand Ole Opry House signaled a new era for the Academy, capping off ten years of enormous growth. 2013 has been the best year yet, joining 300+ students and faculty from all over the United States and beyond for a 2-week-long extravaganza culminating in the spectacular gala show Rhapsody in Bluegrass at the Grand Ole Opry House.
Coming alongside FASA in this awesome journey was Grammy-award-winner Ron Block of Alison Krauss & Union Station, performing the bluegrass single ‘Ivy’ from his new album ‘Walking Song’. Jimmy Wayne closed out Rhapsody in Bluegrass with his heart-warming, powerful testimonial, ’How Jesus Felt’ and the Summer Pops Symphony & Chorus, directed by Maestro Kyunghun Kim of Curtis Institute and The Juilliard School, poured heart and hard-earned skill into a genre bending presentation that spanned Hank Williams to Dvorak. One audience member said it best: “I just witnessed a miracle.” The 2013 Rhapsody in Bluegrass Gala was an incredible moment that none of us will forget.
Thanks to the outstanding work of our live film crew, the magic of Rhapsody in Bluegrass is available on DVD! Just call 615.656.5739 and relive FASA’s Opry debut. Also check out FASA 2014 dates and info at http://www.fineartssummeracademy.com!