Artist Series History

More than 70 years ago, a series of performances by visiting musicians and choral groups was introduced by Davidson College to its students and surrounding community members.

In 1975, the students of Davidson College became heavily involved and primarily responsible for the Artist Series, including ticket sales, artist selection, publicity, and the preparation and clean-up of all events.

In 2002, the series was named the C. Shaw and Nancy K. Smith Artist Series in honor of C. Shaw Smith, the first College Union director of Davidson College. Smith served for nearly 30 years and left an everlasting, and often entertaining, impression on the students of the college.