Sound Discoveries – A Lecture & Film Series

The Carteret Community College Sound Discoveries – A Lecture & Film Series is an effort to provide engaging and innovative public seminars, lectures, and films on a variety of topics and themes throughout the year to the community. 

Upcoming Lectures and Films

Blind Notes Music with Mary Mikels

The Sound Discovery Lecture Series welcomes Mary Mikels to Carteret Community College on January 20, 2023. The gifted soprano singer will perform her “Broadway Favorites & More” concert. The hour-long concert will feature classic show tunes from Les Misérables, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, and more. Mikels is also a gifted voice impersonator, and her imitations between songs are sure to delight the audience.

Born totally blind with hearing loss in her left ear, Mikels has been singing nearly her whole life. Mikels took classes at Carteret CC and received her Associate of Arts degree with honors from Wake Technical Community College in 2021.

Mikels was delighted to be selected by the North Carolina Master Chorale in 2017-2018, the official chorus of the North Carolina Symphony. She was also honored to be a featured soloist twice with The Tenors and to become a finalist in the National Blind Idol Competition. In 2018, Mikels was selected in the first-round competition for American Idol©.

Treat yourself to an evening you will never forget!

Date | January 20, 2023

Time | 7 p.m.

Location | Joslyn Hall

Admission Fee | $10 in advance, $20 at the door, FREE for Carteret CC students with Student ID 

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Zuzu African acrobats

Carteret Community College’s Black History Committee and Foundation have partnered to present “The ZuZu African Acrobats” on Friday, February 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm in Joslyn Hall on campus.

The ZuZu African Acrobats hail from Tanzania and celebrate the two-thousand-year-old Bantu culture of East Africa. Each member of the cast has received special instructions from elders in the Bagamoyo Arts and Cultural Institute to perform these ancient traditions to audiences around the world.

The ZuZu African Acrobats exhibit gravity defying stunts while simultaneously displaying the beauty of the Tanzanian culture of East Africa. This interactive 60-minute show includes human pyramids, dish spinning, stick balance, contortion, chair balance, unicycling, juggling, hand to hand balance, pole acts, hoop diving, as well as comedy and more. Each acrobat has graduated from the Baba Watoto School for Performing Arts which is internationally renowned for producing the highest quality performers. The grace, beauty and strength of Africa stands as living testimony presented through living human art and entertainment.

Doors open at 5:00 pm with an opening act beginning at 6 p.m. from the Dance Arts Studio Academy of Performing Arts in Morehead City followed by the ZuZu African Acrobats. The evening will close with a “Meet & Greet” with the ZuZu African Acrobats.

Pre-sale tickets are $20 or $30 at the door. Children 2 and under may attend for free but must sit on a parent’s/adult’s lap during the performance. Concessions will also be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Gwen Fisher Scholarship fund at Carteret Community College.

For more information, please email bhc@carteret.edu.

Date | February 17, 2023

Time | 6 p.m.

Location | Joslyn Hall

Admission Fee | $20 in advance, $30 at the door, if available 

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