Violinist Tami Lee Hughes to Present ‘The Legacy Show,’ the 2018 Realizing the Dream Performing Arts Event

Tuscaloosa, Alabama — The 2018 Realizing the Dream performing arts event will take place Thursday, Aug. 30, at 6:30 p.m., at the Alabama Power Recital Hall on the Shelton State Community College campus. Violinist Tami Lee Hughes will present “The Legacy Show,” a multimedia educational experience that celebrates the artistic and cultural contributions of African-American composers and musicians, as well as other iconic figures who have influenced our world.

Known for her soul-stirring performances to audiences around the world, Hughes, who has experienced great success as a premier artist, earned a bachelor of music degree from the University of Minnesota and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan. Teachers include Nancy Langham, Jana Burton, Sally O’Reilly, Camilla Wicks and Paul Kantor.

As a soloist, she has appeared with a number of symphony orchestras across the United States, including the National, Monroe, Mississippi and Pontiac-Oakland Symphony Orchestras. She has appeared extensively as recitalist at universities and concert venues in the United States, Europe, Costa Rica and Bermuda, and has performed as solo or chamber artist in the Ann Arbor Chamber Fest, Natchez Festival of Music and Ritz Chamber Players Concert Series. Additionally, she performed a tribute concert to composer Judith Zaimont, which was broadcast on National Public Radio. Other notable appointments include appearances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Shippensburg Music Festival Orchestra and the Pro Consorde Chamber Consort. Additional credits include appearances at Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as a member of the acclaimed Sphinx Virtuosi Chamber Ensemble.

The native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is an active teacher and advocate for music outreach. She has taught at the University of Kansas, Marygrove College, Interlochen and the Ann Arbor School for Performing Arts. She enjoys interacting with students of all ages, presenting concerts and serving as guest clinician at institutions across the country.

Hughes now champions diversity on the concert stage, taking audience members on a musical, cultural and historical journey that promises to be an unforgettable evening. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to let us know that you plan to attend, please RSVP to

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Realizing the Dream Committee exists to raise consciousness about injustice and promote human equality, peace, and social justice by creating educational and cultural opportunities for growth, empowerment, and social change so that every person may experience the bounty of life’s abundant possibilities. The committee is comprised of representatives from Shelton State Community College, Stillman College, The University of Alabama and the Tuscaloosa Southern Christian Leadership Conference.