September 14, 2009

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Emory Employee Creativity & Arts Benefits and Opportunities
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Emory Employee Creativity & Arts Benefits and Opportunities

Emory has 300 art exhibitions and performances annually. Featured are Emory and guest artists, ranging from student dance groups to Grammy-winning touring musicians. More than a dozen ticketed exhibitions, plays, dance events, and concerts (jazz, classical, world music, and more) are offered at a special discount for Emory faculty, staff, students, and Friends of the Arts group members.

Download the season brochure (see link to download page in next section) for season highlights or scroll through the calendar at As you view events, note that the "Discount Categories" price is the Employee price.

Employees may purchase up to two tickets per performance at the discount price. Discounts are available by phone and in person only. Please have employee ID available to make discount purchase. NOTE: A processing fee applies to phone and mail orders and is waived for in-person orders. Check with the box office for specific discounts as they may vary (usually 20% or more). Some black out dates and showings and other restrictions may apply.


An Employee Subscription or Single Ticket to the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series is a Great Deal
This year's series features:

Oct. 1, 2009 - Canadian Brass
Oct. 23, 2009 - Journey to the Amazon with Sharon Isbin, guitar; Thiago de Mello, percussion; Paul Winter, saxophone
Nov. 14, 2009 - Jazz vocal and instrumental performer Esperanza Spalding and her band
Jan. 22, 2010 - Bang on a Can All-Stars with Wilco's percussionist Glenn Kotche
Feb. 4, 2010 - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Feb. 19, 2010 - Thomas Hampson -  Song of America

Employee Pricing for this year's Candler Series:
For 1 Concert: $37 (Public pays $50. You save $13.)
For 4-Concert Subscription: $130 (Public pays $148. You save $18.)
For 5-Concert Subscription: $162.50 (Public pays $185. You save $22.50)
For 6-Concert Subscription: $150 (Public pays $210. You save $60.)

Become a Faculty/Staff Friend of Theater at Emory, Dance, Film, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, and/or Music
An "faculty/staff or employee-level" discount membership price of $30 a year is available for membership in all Friends of Arts groups at Emory. Member benefits, which vary by group, can be viewed at To join go to To join all seven groups at a deeper discount (save $10 when joining all 7), call 404-727-6200.

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Download the brochure for event dates and descriptions and be a part of our effort to save money and trees by decreasing the number of mass mailings. View season highlight videos featuring colleagues Leslie Taylor (Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts), Rosemary Magee (Creativity: Arts & Innovation), Robert McKay (Candler Series & Schwartz Center), John Ammerman (Theater Emory), Richard Prior (Music), Anna Leo (Dance), Jim Grimsley (Creative Writing & Journalism), Jessica Moore (Creativity & Arts), and Matthew Bernstein (Film Studies).

Join our E-Mail Club for monthly calendar updates, Creativity & Arts spotlight profiles of Emory employees, and special offers and find links to the arts at Emory on Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn, and Twitter by visiting the following page:

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Project Grants
Find out if you are eligible for a Creativity & Arts Project Grant for Emory College faculty, staff, and students and Emory University graduate students at

Out There Arts & Insider Arts  -  Fine Arts Field Trip Grants
Faculty leading on-campus and off-campus field trips to ticketed arts events and exhibitions may be eligible to apply for an Out There Arts (off campus) or Insider Arts (on campus) field trip grant. For details, visit

Join the Forum for All Arts-Interested Faculty & Staff - The Arts Council of Emory (ACE)
The Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts (CCA) invites all Emory University faculty and staff to participate in the Arts Council of Emory list serve and monthly meetings. The Council's broad-based membership meets to discuss and evaluate ideas and share planning suggestions. It generally convenes on the first Monday of each month of the academic year from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Ginden Arts Commons, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Room 208. This diverse group of faculty and staff each brings their own perspectives and fresh opinions to discussions of the arts and creativity at Emory. Meetings are also a place for finding out about events and program and arts grants. To find out when the next meeting is and to join the list serve, send an email to or call 404-712-9894.

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Theater Emory
Rogers and Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!
Three versions of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie
Ken Weitzman’s new science play written in collaboration with Emory artists and scientists, Hominid
The puppet play Frankenstein

Emory Dance Program
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
David Neumann’s advanced beginner group
Anna Leo’s …me so much nearer home
Two Emory Dance Company concerts
Creative Writing Program Creative Writing Reading Series Presents Poets, Playwrights and Novelists
Thomas Glave, Oindrila Mukherjee, Antonya Nelson, Heather Christle, Susan Choi, and Quiara Hudes

Visual Arts Department Gallery
Lucid Eye: A Year of Photography at Emory – acclaimed modern and contemporary works and the juried show Picturing Home

Emory Coca-Cola Artist-In-Residence Series Special Event
From the Top with Christopher O’Riley featuring the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra with conductor Richard Prior - a live recording of the NPR show

Emory Annual Jazz Festival
Grammy-nominated bassist, conductor, and composer John Clayton and Gary Motley
Emory Big Band Night

Music Faculty & Ensemble Performances
Classical, jazz, and world music concerts ranging from organist Timothy Albrecht’s Scary Ride for Halloween to the spring 2010 Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta's Chopin/Schumann Bicentennial organized by Will Ransom  

Michael C. Carlos Museum
Major exhibition with related programs opening Oct. 17, Scripture for the Eyes: Bible Illustration in Netherlandish Prints of the 16th Century

Special guests and free 35mm film screenings

Creativity Conversations
Discussions between artists, scientists, and other innovators presented by Emory University "Creativity: Arts & Innovation"

Emory Libraries
Literary programs in the libraries and exhibitions in the Schatten Gallery and Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL)

Provost's Office
Luminaries in the Arts & Humanities Series and the Emory Arts Competition

Poetry Council
Guest and student readings

Arts at Oxford (Oxford, GA campus)
Lectures, plays, dance events, and concerts (discounts may not apply)

Goizueta Business School
Balser Art Collection

The Psychoanalytic Studies Film Series

School of Medicine
Art exhibitions (current show features School of Medicine faculty, staff, and student work)

Candler School of Theology
The Swanson Collection
in the Candler School of Theology, and much more!

For a complete schedule, browse the calendar at

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