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Sept. 19 – 23: Master Class at Mercyhurst University
September 19 - September 23
World-class artist Betty Buckley in residence at Mercyhurst
Emerging artists at Mercyhurst University will experience an exceptional opportunity to learn from a world-class performer when legendary actress and singer Betty Buckley conducts a weeklong acting workshop at Mercyhurst this fall.
Buckley, whose career spans theatre, film, television, and concert halls around the world, will be in residence at Mercyhurst Monday-Friday, Sept. 19-23, and offer a public concert at Walker Recital Hall on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Buckley made her first Erie appearance at last year’s 501 Summer Soirée at Mercyhurst where she captivated a sold-out crowd.
Dr. Brett D. Johnson, artistic director of the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture (MIAC), notes that “Ms. Buckley’s residency is a testament to how MIAC furthers the educational mission of Mercyhurst by providing opportunities for students to watch, learn from, and even perform alongside world-class artists. We’re thrilled to welcome Ms. Buckley back to campus and provide this invaluable experience for our emerging artists.”
Of being in-residence at Mercyhurst, Buckley says, “I am thrilled to be returning to the gorgeous Mercyhurst University and the wonderful town of Erie. I am so looking forward to working with the talented students and presenting some beautiful music with my collaborator, Christian Jacob.”