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Clarksville’s Gateway Chamber Orchestra showcases string section with October 27th concert at Austin Peay State University

 

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – Are you familiar with Clarksville’s Gateway Chamber Orchestra? For the last five years, the ensemble – made up of Austin Peay State University music faculty and other professional musicians – has hosted acclaimed performances of classical masterworks and garnered serious Grammy consideration with their two recorded albums.

Still, the orchestra sometimes feels like a well-kept secret. That’s why they’ve kicked off the “Get to know the GCO” campaign this year, with the intention of showcasing the different components of this incredibly talented ensemble.

Gateway Chamber Orchestra

Gateway Chamber Orchestra

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APSU’s popular Halloween concert returns for 29th year on October 29th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At 6:00pm and 8:00pm on October 29th, the Austin Peay State University Department of Music will host a light-hearted, family-friendly concert about death.

“But we’re going to try and make death as fun as we can possibly make it,” David Steinquest, APSU professor of music, said.

This might sound a bit odd to those unfamiliar with the annual APSU Halloween Percussion Concert, but fans of the event know the theme will fit in nicely with the strange blend of music and mayhem that has come to define the wildly popular community event for the last 29 years.

The APSU Percussion Ensemble's Halloween Concert

The APSU Percussion Ensemble’s Halloween Concert

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Clarksville Community Concert Association free Concert tonight

 

Big Band, Jazz and Swing

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The 129th Army Jazz Band with 1st Sergeant Richard Griffin will present a concert Free for the entire community. This will be an opportunity for the entire family to enjoy an evening of big band music, jazz, and swing.

The concert will be held at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall, Austin Peay State University, Music/Mass Communication Building, 8th and Marion streets in Clarksville, Friday, September 13th at 7:30pm.

129th Army Jazz Band with 1st Sergeant Richard Griffin

129th Army Jazz Band with 1st Sergeant Richard Griffin

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APSU Communication Department organizes new Time Magazine Person of the Year Exhibit

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Before going inside the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communication Building for a class or performance, bring a smartphone.

And have a QR code reader app installed on the phone to view and hear the new Time Magazine Person of the Year exhibit, every issue ever produced on the distinction beginning with the 1927 cover.

Time Magazine Person of the Year Exhibit at APSU

Time Magazine Person of the Year Exhibit at APSU

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Military-Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony May 8th for APSU spring grads

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Active duty and military veteran students who will graduate from Austin Peay State University this week will receive APSU’s military coin.

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, May 8th in the Mabry Concert Hall, located inside the Music/Mass Communication Building. The event is open to the public.

APSU’s Military Coin.

APSU’s Military Coin.

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APSU prepares future Music Teachers with Home-School Program

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On a recent Wednesday morning, about 60 children packed into a small music classroom in the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communication Building. They sat wide-eyed, staring at a piano and a table full of violins and other orchestral instruments.

In the front of the room, an APSU music student tuned a cello, and the strange sound caused some of the students to kick their feet excitedly back and forth. In a few minutes, they’d actually get to touch one of those expensive instruments. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU hosts annual Guitar Festival February 18th-20th

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts present the annual guitar festival this February, featuring guest artist concerts and master classes.

The concerts, which are free and open to the public, take place at 7:30pm, February 18th-20th in the Music/Mass Communication Building’s Mabry Concert Hall. «Read the rest of this article»

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Dancing with the Stars returns to Clarksville

 

Altrusa International of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The dancers have been selected, so it’s time to get your scorecards ready and join Altrusa International Foundation for “Dancing with the Stars.”

This annual event will take place on Saturday, March 16th at 7:00pm at the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communications building.  Dancing with the stars is a fundraiser to provide scholarships to non-traditional students.  The goal of this year’s event is $10,000.

The 2012 dancers for Altrusa's Dancing with the Stars

The 2012 dancers for Altrusa’s Dancing with the Stars

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Black History Bowl at APSU rescheduled for February 1st

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Eighth Annual Black History Bowl at Austin Peay State University has been rescheduled for 5:00pm, February 1st, in the Music/Mass Communication Building’s Mabry Concert Hall. The event, a scholastic competition open to teams from local schools, was originally scheduled for January 25th, but inclement weather and local school closings made it necessary to reschedule.

“The purpose of the bowl is to build a sense of collegiality among students,” Dr. Barbara Peterson, associate professor of education, said. “It gives them an opportunity to have a high command of knowledge and to apply that knowledge.”

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The Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus holds first Concert in the newly dedicated George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall

 

Austin Peay State UniversityThe Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Community Concert Association as part of their Community Concert Series in partnership with Austin Peay State University brought the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Chorus to Clarksville to play the first concert in the soon to be re-dedicated concert Hall.

After the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus opened with George Mabry’s newest composition “If Music Be the Food of Love,” a small ceremony was held to rededicate the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass communication building concert hall in honor of Dr. George Mabry and his wife Sharon Mabry. The Mabry’s have been members of the faculty at university since the 1970s and have made their mark on both the university and the community.

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Chorus on stage in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on Austin Peay State University

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Chorus on stage in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on Austin Peay State University

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