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APSU receives Top National Award for improved efforts in Educational Fundraising

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Starting in 2010, Austin Peay State University has encouraged alumni, friends and supporters to give to The Legacy Campaign, the University’s current capital fundraising program that so far has significantly increased millions of dollars for scholarships and educational endeavors.

APSU is being recognized for its efforts with The Legacy Campaign.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, known in the education circle as CASE, has selected APSU to receive the 2013 CASE Educational Fundraising Award, an honor given to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the U.S.

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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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Austin Peay State University choral groups to perform works “From Vivaldi to the Pentatonix” May 1st

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – When the Canadian singer Leonard Cohen first released his hauntingly beautiful song “Hallelujah” back in 1984, it received little fanfare. But over the years, musicians such as Bob Dylan and Jeff Buckley recorded covers of the work, causing its popularity to skyrocket.

Versions of the song have since appeared on TV shows such as “One Tree Hill” and “The Voice,” and movies like 2001’s “Shrek.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Gateway Chamber Orchestra brings powerful Gustav Mahler work to Middle Tennessee May 5th-6th

 

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN - In 1907, the great Austrian composer Gustav Mahler had a bad year. First, he lost his job as director of the Vienna State Opera. Then, in July, his young daughter Maria died after a brief illness. While grieving this loss, Mahler was diagnosed with a terminal heart condition.

In the months that followed, the composer found solace in a book of Chinese Tang Dynasty poetry titled “The Chinese Flute.” As he read the works, translated into German, a composition slowly took shape in his head.

Gateway Chamber Orchestra

Gateway Chamber Orchestra

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“Winter Baroque” concert to be performed by Gateway Chamber Orchestra and Chorus December 2nd

 

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – In 1731, the German composer Johann Sebastian Bach wrote his Sacred Cantata No. 4, also known as “Sleepers, Wake,” to be performed on the 27th Sunday after Trinity.

It’s a remarkably beautiful piece from the Baroque era, but the timing of its performance was a bit unfortunate.

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Gateway Chamber Orchestra

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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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APSU Music Department’s 3rd annual Holiday Dinner featuring Austin Peay Choral performance December 1st

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In the summer of 2010, Dr. Korre Foster, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of music, traveled to the eastern European country of Latvia in search of choral music. He went on this journey after meeting Baiba Kelley, a local woman of Latvian descent who yearned to again hear the music of her native country.

APSU 3rd Annual Holiday Dinner December 1st

APSU 3rd Annual Holiday Dinner December 1st

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Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence seeking 2013 Ovation Award nominees

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is looking for nominees from the Clarksville-Montgomery County community to receive this year’s coveted Ovation Awards.

Since 1996, the Center has honored individuals who made significant contributions to the artistic and cultural life of the Clarksville community. «Read the rest of this article»

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Nashville Symphony and Nashville Symphony Chorus in Concert at Austin Peay State University Sunday

 

Written by Gail Robinson-Oturu, President
Clarksville Community Concert Association

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The Nashville Symphony and the Nashville Symphony Chorus will appear in concert on Sunday, November 11th, 2012 at 3:00pm in the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

This is part of the Clarksville Community Concert Association (CCCA) 2012-13 series and is co-sponsored by Austin Peay State University (APSU). This historic occasion, held in conjunction with the APSU re-naming of the Concert Hall in honor of Drs. George and Sharon Mabry, marks the first time that both the Nashville Symphony orchestra and chorus would appear on the CCCA series.

Nashville Symphony. (Photo by Mickey Dobo)

Nashville Symphony. (Photo by Mickey Dobo)

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Austin Peay State University to rename Music-Mass Communication Building Concert Hall after George Mabry and Sharon Mabry

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In 2010, a group of Clarksville residents, led by local lawyer Evans Harvill, set out on a mission to rename the state-of-the-art concert hall in Austin Peay State University’s Music/Mass Communication Building.

For more than 30 years, these individuals had enjoyed world-class musical performances presented by Drs. George and Sharon Mabry, and they thought it a shame that the two long-time APSU music faculty members didn’t have something properly honoring their service to the community.

Drs. George and Sharon Mabry

Drs. George and Sharon Mabry

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