The Harry B. McCoy, Jr. Visiting Artists Program
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Established in 1978, the McCoy Visiting Artists Program
has brought to Rhodes an impressive variety of performing
artists. Among those who have shared their talent and time
with Rhodes students are opera's dramatic soprano, Nancy
Tatum; noted dancer and choreographer Agnes de Mille;
Swedish baritone Hakan Hagegard; The New Shakespeare
Company of San Francisco; actresses Pat Carroll
and Siobhan McKenna; the Tokyo String Quartet; pianists
Paul Badura-Skoda and Alicia de Larrocha; theatre director
Gavin Cameron-Webb; the New York Woodwind Quintet;
pianist Gail Niwa; and The Chicago Chamber Brass.
Endowed by the late Harry McCoy, a Memphis real estate
developer who died in 1966, the purpose of the programis to introduce Rhodes students to various art formsand to the performing artists themselves. Such an opportunityis seen as an enriching adjunct of the college's liberal
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