Violinist to Present Realizing the Dream Performing Arts Event

  • August 15th, 2018
Tami Lee Hughes

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The 2018 Realizing the Dream performing arts event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 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.

Known for her soul-stirring performances to audiences around the world, Hughes earned a bachelor of music degree from the University of Minnesota and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan. Her teachers include Nancy Langham, Jana Burton, Sally O’Reilly, Camilla Wicks and Paul Kantor.

As a soloist, she has appeared with a number of symphonies across the United States, including the National, Monroe, Mississippi and Pontiac-Oakland orchestras. She has appeared extensively as a recitalist at universities and concert venues in the United States, Europe, Costa Rica and Bermuda, and she has performed as a solo or chamber artist in the Ann Arbor Chamber Fest, Natchez Festival of Music and Ritz Chamber Players Concert Series.

Additionally, Hughes 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 Sphinx Virtuosi Chamber Ensemble.

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Hughes 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 a 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. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, email

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. 


Carol N. Agomo,, 205-348-7405


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The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.