Season 7



Making Music and Building Community with Faith McCoy Scriven & James Austin Smith

Wine, Conversation, and Chamber Music with Faith McCoy Scriven and James Austin Smith

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This week we’re chatting with Serenbe resident Faith McCoy Scriven and her longtime friend James Austin Smith about Tertulia Chamber Music, a dinner & music series that combines some of our favorite things: great wine, conversation, and beautiful classical music from world-class performers. Faith is a classically trained musician in her own right and she now co-owns and operates True Glory Brands Co, a portfolio of leading brands in the African American hair care and beauty industry, and she continues to teach piano to students of all ages. As Executive Director of Tertulia, James Austin Smith has made a career of breaking down the barriers around classical music and bringing it a wider audience. In this episode we chat about Faith’s fateful first trip to Serenbe, why Tertulia is such a perfect fit, and which classical pieces James and Faith are most drawn to.

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Faith McCoy Scriven is a Serenbe resident, pianist, & graduate of The Manhattan School of Music. She now co-owns & operates True Glory Brands Co, a portfolio of leading brands in the African American beauty industry. James Austin Smith graduated with a Master of Music degree from Yale University. He has performed internationally to great acclaim and is the Artistic & Executive Director of Tertulia


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