Brevard, NC (brevardnc.com) is a friendly and nostalgic mountain college town located in Transylvania County, literally meaning Trans “across” and sylvania the “woods”. It is only 30 minutes from Kenmure’s gates and offers an array of 250 nearby waterfalls (www.visitwaterfalls.com) lush with trees as well as a cozy Main Street providing a variety of boutiques, restaurants and antique shops.
Artistically speaking, Brevard boasts one of the finest performance halls in the South. Brevard College’s Porter Center for Performing Arts (brevard.edu): showcases a broad array of styles – from Doc Watson to Herbie Hancock, from Harry Belafonte to the Emerson String Quartet, from Leahy to the Afro-Cuban All Stars. The concert hall provides superlative acoustics and unobstructed views for 700 seated patrons.
Furthermore, each summer the Brevard Music Center (brevardmusic.org) hosts more than 400 gifted music students from around the world to join professional musicians for seven weeks of intensive study and more than eighty public performances from opera to symphony, Broadway and pops. In doing so, the Brevard Music Center has firmly established itself as one of this nation’s premier summer institutes and festivals. In 2006, the Boston Pops conductor, Keith Lockhart, became the artistic advisor. The Brevard Music Center campus consists of 145 buildings situated on 140 acres of spectacular mountainside.