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APSU hold concert with Acclaimed flutist William Bennett, June 22nd

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Once again, William Bennett has chosen Austin Peay State University as the site of his Summer Flute Academy—his only master class offered in the U.S.

Bennett, an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his distinguished services to music, leaves overcast England every summer to spend a week in the humid air hovering around Clarksville Tennessee.

William Bennett

William Bennett

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4th annual “The Big Sing” to be held by APSU Choral Activities Tuesday, April 11th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University choral activities celebrates the grand finale of the choral season with the biggest collection of vocal talent to date in the fourth annual “The Big Sing.”

On April 11th at 5:30pm, upwards of 170 singers from APSU, Mt. Juliet High School and Station Camp High School will join together at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the University campus in a free performance of a wide range of vocal compositions.

APSU Chamber Singers and University Choir, Mt. Juliet High School and Station Camp High School will come together Tuesday, April 11th for the fourth annual "The Big Sing" at Austin Peay.

APSU Chamber Singers and University Choir, Mt. Juliet High School and Station Camp High School will come together Tuesday, April 11th for the fourth annual “The Big Sing” at Austin Peay.

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APSU to hold reading with Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient Dorothy Allison April 7th

 

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – Award-winning writer, poet and novelist Dorothy Allison, the current Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient, will be on the campus of Austin Peay State University on Friday, April 7th for an evening reading of her work.

The event, which takes place at 8:00pm, will be held at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the University campus and is free to the public.

Allison has won a number of literary awards, including two Lambda Literary Awards and the American Library Association Prize for Lesbian and Gay Writing for her 1988 short story collection, “Trash.”

Award-winning writer, poet and novelist, Dorothy Allison

Award-winning writer, poet and novelist, Dorothy Allison

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APSU to host 56th Mid-South Jazz Festival featuring Marquis Hill Blacktet April 1st

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The 56th Annual Mid-South Jazz Festival at APSU will be headlined by Virtuoso trumpeter Marquis Hill and the Marquis Hill Blacktet.

Held in collaboration with the Clarksville Community Concert Association, the Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 7:30pm.

Marquis Hill Blacktet to headline 56th Mid-South Jazz Festival at APSU on Saturday, April 1st.

Marquis Hill Blacktet to headline 56th Mid-South Jazz Festival at APSU on Saturday, April 1st.

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Acuff Circle of Excellence announces Ovation Award winners

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A major financial supporter of Austin Peay State University, whose contributions to the arts at the school, are legion. A founding member of the Downtown Artists Co-op and the Friends of Photography, who also is an accomplished artist.

A civic organization that keeps the Southern heritage of fiddling alive. And, a company that has consistently supported the arts, in addition to a multitude of other community endeavors for many years.

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APSU GuitarFest begins February 11th

 

GuitarFest features Grammy Award-winning Jason Vieaux in concert

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This February, Austin Peay State University and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will present the annual APSU GuitarFest, featuring guest artist concerts, lectures and workshops.

This year’s festival will feature performances by 2015 Grammy Awards winner, Jason Vieaux, as well as the AronBerkner Duo of guitarist Stephen Aron and flutist Jane Berkner. The festival will conclude with a recital by current Austin Peay students from the University’s guitar program.

APSU Professor of Music Stanley Yates playing at GuitarFest.

APSU Professor of Music Stanley Yates playing at GuitarFest.

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APSU spotlights student community service at High Impact Practices Showcase

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement, in association with the departments of Career Services and International Education and the Office of Undergraduate Research, held a High Impact Practices (H.I.P.) Showcase on November 30th, highlighting the work of University students and professors in applying learning to real-world scenarios over the past year.

Over 150 people attended the event, which saw 30 students present their experiences in high impact practices.

Austin Peay State University held a High Impact Practices (H.I.P.) Showcase on November 30th.

Austin Peay State University held a High Impact Practices (H.I.P.) Showcase on November 30th.

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Austin Peay State University to hold Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony for APSU Fall Graduates, December 7th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Active duty military and veteran students graduating from Austin Peay State University in December will be honored with an APSU military coin and a special cord to wear with their commencement regalia.

The military and veteran graduate recognition and coin presentation ceremony, with the theme “All Hail to Those Who Serve,” is scheduled for 5:00pm, Wednesday, December 7th in the Mabry Concert Hall, located inside the Music/Mass Communication Building on the University campus. The event is open to the public.

APSU’s Military Coin.

APSU’s Military Coin.

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“Brush Up Your Shakespeare” to be performed by APSU Opera Workshop on November 20th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Opera Workshop will explore the diverse works of one of history’s greatest playwrights, William Shakespeare, as it presents “Brush Up On Your Shakespeare” on Sunday, November 20th.

The curtain rises at 3:00pm, in the Mabry Concert Hall, located inside the Music/Mass Communication Building on the University campus. The show is free and open to the public.

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Austin Peay State University’s Halloween Concert set for Friday, October 28th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – David Steinquest, Austin Peay State University professor of music, sat rubbing his gray beard, looking a little tired. For thirty-two years, he’s hosted the APSU Department of Music’s wildly popular Halloween Percussion Concert, and each fall, he tries to top the previous year’s performance.

“This is the biggest one ever,” he said, slumping in his chair. “I might have to just quit now.”

APSU Department of Music’s Halloween Percussion Concert.

APSU Department of Music’s Halloween Percussion Concert.

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