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APSU to feature Famed flutist William Bennett in concert, June 12th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Every summer, one of Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite musicians leaves England to spend a week in the humid air hovering around Clarksville Tennessee.

That’s because William Bennett, an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and “the greatest living flute player in the world,” has picked Austin Peay State University as the site of his Summer Flute Academy—his only master class offered in the U.S.

William Bennett

William Bennett

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Austin Peay State University named VETS Campus by state commission

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s longstanding support of military veterans has led the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to name the University a Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Campus.

According to THEC, VETS Campus certification is awarded to higher education institutions that “not only prioritize outreach to veterans, but successfully deliver the services necessary to create a supportive environment where student veterans can prosper while pursuing their education.”

APSU named VETS Campus by Tennessee Higher Education Commission

APSU named VETS Campus by Tennessee Higher Education Commission

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Austin Peay State University recognizes outstanding faculty during 2015 Academic Awards Ceremony

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 28th, Austin Peay State University recognized several outstanding faculty members during the annual Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall.

The University’s top faculty honor, the APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, was presented to Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics. Rayburn earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from Vanderbilt University, and in 1988, she arrived at APSU as an assistant professor.

Austin Peay President Alisa White presents Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, professor of languages and literature, with the Richard M. Hawkins Award. (Adison Hardyway/APSU)

Austin Peay President Alisa White presents Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, professor of languages and literature, with the Richard M. Hawkins Award. (Adison Hardyway/APSU)

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APSU gets visit from Grammy winner Rhonda Larson as final Acuff Chair of Excellence of 2014-15

 

Acuff Circle of Excellence - Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The final Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient of 2014-15, Grammy Award winning flutist Rhonda Larson, will bring her talents to campus for a series of lectures and master classes at Austin Peay State University the week of April 21st-28th.

During her residency, Larson will share her experiences as a performing artist, as well as offering insight and lessons to APSU and area students. Her visit to campus will conclude on Tuesday, April 28th, with a concert with the APSU Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Gregory Wolynec. The event will take place at 7:30pm at the Mabry Concert Hall, on the campus of APSU.

Grammy winner Rhonda Larson

Grammy winner Rhonda Larson

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Austin Peay State University Opera Theatre and Orchestra to present “La Cambiale di Matrimonio” on April 11th-12th

 

The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – Opening this weekend at Austin Peay State University is the APSU Opera Theatre’s production of Gioachino Rossini’s farce “La Cambiale di Matrimonio,” paired with a prologue entitled “Reflections on Modern Relationships: A Montage of 20th and 21st Century Songs.”

The University’s opera performance is a major event each spring because the concert is a large collaborative effort between different areas within the APSU music department. The cast includes vocal performance majors, while the APSU orchestra performs in the pit under the direction of (APSU professor music and symphony conductor) Dr. Gregory Wolynec.

Gioachino Rossini’s farce "La Cambiale di Matrimonio" at APSU April 11th-12th

Gioachino Rossini’s farce “La Cambiale di Matrimonio” at APSU April 11th-12th

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Alisa White installed as Austin Peay State University’s 10th President

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The weather, which has been so abrasive these last few months, turned pleasant on Monday morning as people made their way into the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communication Building.

Instead of lingering under that clear, warm sky, hundreds of well-wishers eagerly filed into the windowless Mabry Concert Hall to watch Dr. Alisa White officially become the University’s tenth president.

“Dr. White, we’re thrilled you’re here,” Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said during the ceremony. “We can’t think of a more important time to be involved in higher education or a more important university.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam applauds as Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan officially installs Dr. Alisa White as Austin Peay State University’s 10th president. (Beth Liggett/APSU)

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam applauds as Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan officially installs Dr. Alisa White as Austin Peay State University’s 10th president. (Beth Liggett/APSU)

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Clarksville Community Concert Association announces Cyrus Chestnut Trio to headline 54th Mid-South Jazz Festival

 

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The Cyrus Chestnut Trio will headline this year’s 54th Annual Mid-South Jazz Festival in collaboration with the Clarksville Community Concert Association Saturday, March 28th at 7:30pm.

The trio plays jazz festivals around the world with Chestnut believing, “If I can send one person home after a performance feeling better than when they arrived, then I’ve done my job.” Ticket information can be acquired through www.clarksvillemusic.org or 1.877.811.0200.

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

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Austin Peay State University Department of Music professor Dr. Patricia Halbeck presents “A Celebration of Creativity”

 

The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Professor of Music, Dr. Patricia Halbeck will combine music, visual art and creative writing into a unique event as she presents a solo piano recital titled “A Celebration of Creativity.”

The event will be held Monday, March 23rd at 7:30pm in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the APSU main campus.

Beginning with music by J.S. Bach, Chopin, and Schumann, Dr. Halbeck created a series of oil paintings reflecting the mood and atmosphere of the music.

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Lawrence Brownlee in concert at APSU’s Mabry Concert Hall, March 3rd

 

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The celebrated tenor Lawrence Brownlee will be in concert at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University in the Music/Mass Communication Building, Eighth and Marion Streets, Clarksville, Tennessee this Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 7:30pm.

It is phenomenal to have Brownlee in Clarksville between engagements in Europe, the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall. He is the most in-demand American tenor in the world singing the bel canto repertoire. Brownlee sings with “elegance and grace” and has a voice that has been described as astonishingly beautiful and powerful.

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Clarksville Community Concert Association brings Lawrence Brownlee to APSU’s Mabry Concert Hall, March 3rd

 

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The most in-demand American tenor in the world, Lawrence Brownlee comes to Clarksville between engagements at the Metropolitan Opera House and Carnegie Hall.

Audiences continue to be astonished by the power and extraordinary agility of his warm, heroic voice; his singing has been praised for its sweet tone, fastidious pitch, and poetic phrasing.

A familiar presence in the world’s great opera houses, Brownlee delights audiences with the effortless beauty of his voice.

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