Explore the World through live performance

Spotlight on Schools gives students unique opportunities to see, feel, hear and experience the performing arts. The series presented by Greenbrier County Schools, in partnership with Carnegie Hall, presents culturally-diverse artists.

The Education and Artistic Directors of Carnegie Hall  work in partnership with the Elementary Education Director of the Greenbrier County schools to present a varied and well-rounded artistic program for the students. Performances, which include music, dance, and theater, are held at Carnegie Hall and in the school auditoriums.

Contact the Education Director at Carnegie Hall at 304-645-7917 for information about performance times and locations.

Over 1,050 third, fourth, and fifth grade students from the following schools attended four Spotlight on Schools concerts on October 9 and 10, 2019 at Carnegie Hall: Alderson, Crichton, Frankford, Lewisburg, Rainelle, Ronceverte, Rupert, Smoot, and White Sulphur Springs Elementary schools. In addition,  Liz Daigle's French class from Greenbrier East High School attended one of the concerts.

Terrance Simien and his Zydeco Experience Band performed a variety of cajun tunes for the enthusiastic audiences.  Children were invited up on stage to play the Frottoir, or rubboard, with the band. Students also learned several French words and phrases and sang along on the choruses of some of the songs.

Terrance also invited the audience to sing along on the hit song, Goin' down the Bayou, which Terrance wrote with Randy Newman for the movie, The Princess and the Frog.