Little Carnegie of the South located at 1954 Forsyth Street in Macon, Georgia is the dream child and result of hard work by Louise Barfield. Created on land and in houses that have been in her family since the 1800's, Ms. Barfield has established a non-profit organization dedicated to the arts and music. Founded and Directed by Ms. Louise Barfield, Little Carnegie of the South in Macon, Georgia, features a concert hall and art gallery. Little Carnegie of the South includes the Carnegie Cafe for children and teens, Camp Carnegie in the summer, Little Carnegie Conservatory of Music, and Carnegie Out Back, an outdoor stage for Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Classical and Jazz concert summers. Also included are Bambini dela Musica for children through four years old, The Carnegie Camarada, a performing opportunity for advanced pianists, and an annual Merit Award which is presented to outstanding young musicians and artists to help further their careers. Ms Barfield is uniquely qualified to lead Little Carnegie of the South.
Ms. Barfield's early musical training began at the age of six when she entered the Wesleyan College Conservatory of Music in Macon, Georgia as a student of Gladys Pinkston. After receiving a an Artist Diploma from the Conservatory, she was the recipient of the Dimitri Mitropoulos Award for study with concert pianist Ania Dorfmann and David Milliken at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. In New York City, Ms. Barfield was awarded a full scholarship from The Edward Bromberg and The William G. Helis Foundations for study at the Juilliard School with distinguished pianist and pedagogue , Adele Marcus, where she achieved an Artist Diploma and a Master of Music Degree. For two
successive years, Louise Barfield was the recipient of a Fulbright
Grant for study at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy as a student of Maestro Guido Agosti.
Little Carnegie of the South is a learning and performing platform where Ms. Barfield teaches all levels of music, from beginners to concert performers, from college auditions to competition preparation. She teaches all ages, from babies to adults, in ranges from jazz to classical. She instructs in music history, music literature, piano technique and sight reading. Her students include well known names such as prominent rock musician Chuck Leavell, pianist for The "Rolling Stones," and "The Allman Brothers Band." When asked of Ms. Barfield, Mr. Leavell stated, "When she sat down at my piano, I nearly fell over backwards. She is an immaculate player. No doubt about it, she had a profound influence on my musical life."
Macon, Georgia is privileged to have such an outstanding instructor, well known personality, and renowned concert pianist as Ms. Barfield to be willing to provide a learning environment for all levels of students, and a performing platform for both local and international talent.
For more information, call (478) 256-3388 or please contact us.
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Individuals or Corporations are invited to sponsor any
concert of art exhibit in this series.
Little Carnegieof the south is a non-profit organization and all
sponsorships and contributions are tax deductible.