God Blesses Baltimore Disciples in the Arts

Thursday, 31 January 2013 01:41
CJ Philip along with her husband Winston help to oversee the arts ministry in Baltimore. They are dedicated couple working tirelessly to help the kingdom honor God through arts and media. Their talents have served around the kingdom in conferences and retreats. CJ is also on staff for Hope.

Tami Lee Hughes is a part of the arts ministry Bible talk, led by Winston & CJ. She not only manages to receive accolades from the BSO but prioritize God as she navigates a hectic schedule.

CJ is also directing a new play play about Marvin Gaye. The piece, entitled "Marvin's Trial", is being developed in Baltimore before moving on to the DC in the summer.

"Marvin's Trial" is a new biographical stage fiction work, based on the tragic death and celebrated life of soul superstar Marvin Gaye. The play will make its world premiere in Washington at the DC Black Theatre Festival, summer 2013.

Tami Lee Hughes

Baltimore, Md. (October 25, 2012) In keeping with the broader vision of inclusivity and relevance within the community that has characterized the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) under Music Director Marin Alsop, the BSO announces a new pilot Orchestra Fellows Program. The BSO's Orchestra Fellows program is conducted in partnership with Sphinx, the non-profit organization that seeks to overcome the cultural stereotype of classical music and promote diversity in the arts. The Orchestra Fellowship is intended as a year-round mentorship program for talented young musicians of color. Tami Lee Hughes, a violinist and Baton Rouge, La. native, has been appointed the Orchestra Fellow for the program's inaugural 2012-13 season.

While in residence with the BSO, Ms. Hughes will perform with the BSO in concerts throughout the season, and also work with a number of key BSO education and community engagement initiatives, including OrchKids, the year-round, after-school music education program for youth in Baltimore City, BSO On the Go, and the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Ms. Hughes will be mentored by BSO Associate Principal Second Violin Ivan Stefanovic and Violinist Gregory Kuperstein, in preparation for the several orchestral auditions she plans to take this year. Further, Marin Alsop will mentor Ms. Hughes and provide insight about what is needed to be a well-rounded orchestral musician, given the shifting role of orchestras in the 21st century.

The initiative expands further the role of BSO musicians as mentors, an increasingly important part of the organization's exciting vision in such programs as Rusty Musicians, the BSO Academy and most recently the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras. In creating opportunities to engage musicians of color, the Fellowship intends to create a welcoming destination as one proactive step to address the lack of diversity nationally in today's major symphony orchestras.

"Tami is the full package," said BSO Vice President of Education Carol Bogash. "She is not only an exceptional musician, but her experience makes her an asset to our Orchkids and the BSO's other community initiatives. She has a bright future and this Fellowship is just one step on her path toward a promising career."

Tami Lee Hughes will be blogging about her experience throughout the season at BSOmusic.org/Fellow. Below is an excerpt from her first post, which described her experience performing with the BSO for the recent Golden Age of Black & White program: Fellow for the program's inaugural 2012-13 season.

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