Bravo, Forbes Center

JMU senior R.J. Tester remembers well his first Madison Singers rehearsal in the Concert Hall of the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts.

"I got there a little early and the doors were unlocked, so I went on in. I walked out on the stage and just looked out and it was beautiful. I sang a few notes. That was a breath-taking moment and it reassured me that performing and music is what I want to do. To have that feeling at the university I chose for my undergraduate education is a dream come true."

Thanks to the state-of-the-art Forbes Center, Tester and other students and faculty are studying, practicing and performing in customized spaces that elevate the quality of arts facilities at James Madison University to match the music, theater and dance talents of the people using the venue, which opened in 2010.

Published: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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