Everett McCorvey Elected to National Arts Board
FRANKFORT, Ky. — University of Kentucky Endowed Professor of Voice, U.K. Opera Theatre Director and Kentucky Arts Council Vice-Chair, Everett McCorvey has recently been elected by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) membership to serve on its board of directors for a three-year term ending September 30, 2009.
NASAA is the membership organization that unites, represents and serves the nation’s state and jurisdictional arts agencies. All 50 states and six U.S. jurisdictions (American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) have created arts agencies, similar to the Kentucky Arts Council, committed to advance a meaningful role for the arts and culture in the lives of individuals, families and communities.
McCorvey, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, received his degrees from the University of Alabama, including a Doctorate of Musical Arts. As a tenor soloist, Dr. McCorvey has performed in many venues, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. McCorvey is also the founder and director of the American Spiritual Ensemble, a group of 16 professional singers performing spirituals and other compositions of African-American composers, touring annually throughout the U.S. and Spain.
McCorvey was appointed by the Governor to the board of directors of the Kentucky Arts Council in 2000, and reappointed in 2004 to serve a second four-year term. He is currently vice-chair of the Kentucky Arts Council.
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The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet, celebrating 40 years of creating opportunities for Kentuckians through the arts. Working in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arts Council invests in programs that develop vibrant communities, provide lifelong education in the arts and support arts participation. Every $1 in grant funds awarded by the Kentucky Arts Council helps grantees secure $15 in earned income and matching funds from individuals, philanthropic sources and other levels of government.