A cappella Group m-pact to Perform With Local Students
A cappella sensation m-pact will perform at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University - Tuscarawas on Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. While in the area, they will also visit local schools as part of the Performing Arts Center’s Educational Outreach initiative.
Imagine... ...the smooth soul of Stevie Wonder, the percussive power of Stomp, the funk and groove of Earth, Wind & Fire, the sophisticated harmonies of Take 6, and the brass bite of the Michael Bublé Big Band… All created by the human voice alone! Hailed "one of the best pop/jazz vocal groups in the world" by the San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact is respected worldwide as a cutting edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music. Emerging from an age of auto-tune and overproduction, this Los Angeles-based ensemble has cultivated a new generation of ears hungry for the fresh, raw power of nature's "first instrument" - the human voice.
The Performing Arts Center is also continuing its tradition of connecting local students with internationally recognized artists with m-pact visiting four local schools while in the area and offering a workshop to local high school students. “Over the years I’ve been able to see the impact these school visits can have on our area students,” says David Mitchell, general manager of the Performing Arts Center. “Thanks to individual and corporate donations to our Education Fund, we are able to continue this outreach into our seventh year now.”
During the Saturday evening concert, members of the Dover, Indian Valley, New Philadelphia and Tuscarawas Valley High School Choirs will join m-pact on stage to perform a special collaborative piece.
This performance is supported by the GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Ohio Arts Council. Additional support for this performance and educational outreach activities received from Dr. Daniel and Mary Miller, the Dover Exchange Club and individual donations to the Performing Arts Center’s Education Fund. To learn more about the Education Fund or to make a donation to support these opportunities, visit: www.kent.edu/tuscpac/educational-outreach
Tickets for m-pact start at $29 and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center box office, 330-308-6400 or online at www.kent.edu/tuscpac. The box office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Performing Arts Center’s 2022-2023 Season is sponsored by the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation.
Free and convenient parking is available for all shows. The Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Kent State Tuscarawas at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.