Guest Artist Luncheon Series

Guest Artist Luncheon Series

The UNCSA Foundation's Guest Artist Luncheon Series (GALS) promotes a legacy of world-class learning and mentorship by raising funds to bring renowned guest artists to UNCSA.


GALS events illuminate a commitment to enhancing the Winston-Salem community and assist in developing the next generation of creative entrepreneurial members of the community. Immerse yourself a unique, curated 90-minute experience with the opportunity to interact with exceptionally talented students, faculty and renowned guest artists.  

The 2016 Guest Artist Luncheon was held on Friday, November 4, and featured Steve Freeman. 

Steven Freeman is delighted to return to UNCSA having served as Music Director of The Drowsy Chaperone last year. He is currently part of the musical team of Matilda the Musical on Broadway. Other New York credits include Billy Elliot, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Damn Yankees, Chicago and Grease (with Rosie O’Donnell). He has musically supervised international companies of Chicago in Buenos Aires, Moscow, Montreal, Seoul and Tokyo. He also conducted the New York premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Night

Guest Artists

Guest Artists provide unparalleled opportunities for UNCSA students to interact with and learn from artists at the vanguard in their respective disciplines. Guest artist activities generally occur outside the classroom setting. They include, but are not limited to, master classes or lectures; dance or fight choreography; directing a play; instruction in a specialized technique/skill such as set, costume or lighting design; cinematography and film production. Guest artists also perform. Working directly with a guest artist serves to inspire, inform and enhance daily rigorous learning experiences for our students through authentic, hands on activities. Recent guest artists have included Gillian MurphyMary-Louise Parker and Peter Hedges, Helen Pickett, Dwana Smallwood and Joe Mantello.

Luncheon Sponsors

Thank you to Smith Leonard, PLLC, and Inmar – generous sponsors for this event.