Luke Frazier is a maestro of his own non-profit orchestra: the American Pops Orchestra! As a creative director of his and his partner’s video production company, Nouveau, their production company and orchestra have partnered with PBS to create original specials featuring a slew of stars and talents, from reviving the Wicked songbook to a celebration on the lawn of Mount Vernon. He credits the public school teachers and his West Virginia upbringing for not just his musical education, but his resiliency.
“Shine On, WV” was created to give West Virginians’ stories and creative work a platform, create an arts network for richer creativity, debunk the myth that Appalachians can only be in certain career fields, and help demystify the inner workings o the arts and entertainment industries.
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