BUDDY HOLLY HALL OF PERFORMING ARTS & SCIENCES
The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is a cultural hub of Lubbock and the cornerstone of downtown revitalization, in addition to fueling the economy for years to come.
Key amenities of The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences include a 2,300-seat main performance hall; 425-seat small theater; a 6,000 square-foot multi-purpose room; a full-service bistro; and Ballet Lubbock.
LEPAA is dedicated to enriching the spirit of those who live in Lubbock and the South Plains through the presentation of the highest quality local, national and international entertainment, performing arts and arts education.
In addition to its oversight of the finest performing arts events, LEPAA envisions educational and community programs that will support, enhance and expand appreciation for the arts, culture, music, history, and heritage of the South Plains.
LEPAA’s partnerships include Lubbock Independent School District, Ballet Lubbock, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and others that ensure arts education remains a priority for students of all ages.
DAVID CHO | Maestro for The Nutcracker
Born in Seoul, Korea, David immigrated to the United States in 1985. David received a variety of music lessons during his childhood in Palos Verdes, California before focusing his energy exclusively on the piano. He later attended Oberlin College and Conservatory where he received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance.
David won First Prize at the Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition (2007) in Mexico City which resulted in numerous conducting engagements in Europe, Asia and South America. He has conducted the symphonies of Seattle, Houston, Memphis, Fort Wayne, Baton Rouge and Shreveport. He has collaborated with such guest artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Joshua Bell, Frederica von Stade, Sarah Chang, Daniel Müller-Schott, Jennifer Koh, Leila Josefowicz, Jennifer Frautschi and Alexander Kobrin. During previous summers, David made appearances at the Aspen Music Festival and the Grand Teton Music Festival. Currently, he serves as the Music Director of the ACSI Music Festival in South Korea.
After heralded guest appearances with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra in 2007 and 2009, David was appointed as the orchestra’s seventh Music Director in 2011. He began his tenure with the LSO in the 2012-2013 season and is now actively involved in community engagements.
AMY FARIS | co-Producer for Click
Amy Goode Faris is a composer, arranger, performer, poet, and recording artist from Lubbock, Texas. After earning a degree in Music Composition from Texas Tech University, she went on to tour and record with numerous rock bands and to perform with such luminaries as Mac Davis, Joe Ely, Terry Allen, and David Gaschen. Amy has contributed keyboard and piano tracks to countless albums and has released two Christmas albums of her own, Hot Chocolate Songs and Hot Chocolate for Two (with Hannah Jackson). In 2013, she and Scott composed a new original soundtrack for the silent film Metropolis. The 146-minute score featured diverse genres for an ensemble of 24, and its sold-out live performances garnered critical acclaim. In 2015, Amy received the YWCA Women of Excellence award in Arts and Culture. With Scott, she has composed the soundtrack for the new documentary Between Earth and Sky: Climate Change on the Last Frontier (2017). Amy maintains a private piano and composition studio in Lubbock.
SCOTT FARIS | Composer and co-Producer for Click
Record producer, guitarist and visual artist Scott Faris is the owner of the Amusement Park Recording Studio in Lubbock, Texas. He’s the former Director of Guitar Studies for South Plains College’s Commercial Music Program and taught guitar at the studio of world-renowned guitarist David Brandon for eleven years. Scott has recorded and produced hundreds of tracks including Flatland Cavalry’s album Humble Folks which hit #2 on the iTunes Country Chart, # 38 on Billboard Magazine’s Country Chart, and was the #1 album in Texas for 2016. Their single “One I Want” was #1 on radio in Texas as well.
In 2013, Scott and Amy were commissioned to compose a new soundtrack for the 1927 silent film Metropolis. They performed Metropolis Elektro in sync with the film to sold out audiences and rave reviews during the Flatland Film Festival. More recently, the duo composed a score to the documentary film Between Earth and Sky, a production of Texas Tech Public Media. The film was an official selection at the Environmental Film Festival In the Nation’s Capital and is currently being screened at events around the globe.
Kathy Drake Dabbs | Photography
Kathy Drake Dabbs is a Certified Professional Photographer and owner of Drake Design Photography. The studio is celebrating 26 years in business. Our full service studio is in Lubbock Texas. We have indoor and outdoor areas to photograph year round. We specialize in families, children, seniors, your favorite pet, and dancers! We also care for many commercial accounts. Come see what we are all about!
Mike Gibson | Videographer
Lubbock is Mike’s home. As a resident of Lubbock since 1977, he is committed to Lubbock’s success. Mike is a family man supporting the arts and life.
When it comes to promoting Ballet Lubbock, his degree in Photography and Communication Design from Texas Tech University, coupled with decades of experience in the media industry, guarantee a highly professional media solution.
He is a gearhead, a fabricator, an electronics nerd, an artist, a photographer, and a rule-breaker.
Mike is diverse. He can help.
Matt Wideman | Video Production Manager, Wideman Media Productions
Since 1991, Video Production has been a major part of Matt’s life.
His passion is to see a project go from a simple dream or vision to a final piece of effective, inspiring video content.
He loves to dig into every part of the video-creative process. From planning the execution, to executing the plan… directing, shooting, editing, and final post production, all to help a client realize their vision, and to take that vision to a higher level than they could even imagine.
Through his role as Video Production Manager at Wideman Media Productions, Matt has worked alongside Ballet Lubbock to produce many engaging video pieces for the organization which have been featured at the annual Gala Events, and for Marketing purposes through Social Media, and Broadcast Television.
Video content that MOVES YOU… That makes a difference… That is beautiful.
Jordan Polk | Multimedia Director, XIV Digital
For over twenty years Jordan’s work has been focused on brand development, print collateral, and interactive development for West Texas businesses and non-profit agencies like AgTexas, the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater, CASP, the National Ranching Heritage Association, Fibermax Center for Discovery, Tigris Properties and many more.
Serving as a dependable and knowledgeable partner with the people behind those brands is Jordan’s passion. It’s this sort of partnership that he has celebrated for almost a decade with Ballet Lubbock, writing and producing several long-form video pieces and collaborating on the form and function of an ever-evolving website- but most importantly, believing whole-heartedly in the mission of those who facilitate a love for art, beauty and expression on a globally competitive scale. It’s been one of Jordan’s highest honors to be selected to stand beside these giants as they tirelessly invest in education, inclusiveness, and the arts in the Lubbock community.