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Austin Peay State University Department of Music to hold “A Tennessee Holiday Dinner” December 8th-9th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Every December, people across the state perk up when they hear Perry Como croon his holiday classic, “Home for the Holidays,” particularly when he sings,” I met a man from Tennessee…”

Locally, listeners feel a rush of excitement when Como mentions their state, and this year, the Austin Peay State University Department of Music aims to produce a similar mix of cheer and nostalgia when it hosts “A Tennessee Holiday Dinner” at 7:00pm on December 8th and 9th, 2017 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

"A Tennessee Holiday Dinner" to be held by the APSU Department of Music at the Morgan University Center Ballroom December 8th and 9th.

“A Tennessee Holiday Dinner” to be held by the APSU Department of Music at the Morgan University Center Ballroom December 8th and 9th.

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Acuff Circle honors Evans Harvill during annual Ovation Awards

 

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – More than 100 arts supporters from Clarksville and Nashville gathered at the Customs House Museum to honor philanthropist Evans Harvill for his long years of promoting arts at Austin Peay State University and in the community, as he received a top arts award.

Eight others were recognized at the same event, the annual Ovation Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Acuff Circle of Excellence. The celebration calls attention to outstanding contributions of the arts in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area.

 The Circle is the patron society of the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, and it works to advance arts and culture in Clarksville and Montgomery County.

Evans Harvill received the George Mabry Ovation Award at this year's Ovation Awards.

Evans Harvill received the George Mabry Ovation Award at this year’s Ovation Awards.

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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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Acuff Circle to honor longtime performer Marge Lillard at Jazz in June event

 

Acuff Circle of Excellence - Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Jazz in June, The Acuff Circle of Excellence’s annual celebration of the arts with jazz, food and wine, will be from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Friday, June 17th, at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery. The public is invited to attend.

At this event, longtime Clarksvillian Marge Lillard will be honored for her contributions on the stage as an actor and dancer. She’ll receive the Full Circle Award, presented annually to a living Tennessean who has had a consequential impact on arts and culture in Montgomery County over many years of direct involvement through innovative work, philanthropy or leadership. The recipient is selected by the Acuff Circle of Excellence Advisory Board.

Marge Lillard to be honored at Acuff Circle's Jazz in June.

Marge Lillard to be honored at Acuff Circle’s Jazz in June.

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Austin Peay State University honors founding members of faculty senate

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – When the first Austin Peay State University Faculty Senate met in October of 1975, then-senate president Solie Fott made two motions to the University administration.

“Things are a little foggy now, but when I think back on my term as president, I think of two motions we made,” Fott said. “The first motion was asking the administration to lower the speed bumps that were all over campus, and especially around the administration building. The administration told us no.

Dr. Solie Fott and other former members of faculty senate are honered for the 40th anniversary of the founding of faculty senate on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Austin Peay State University. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

Dr. Solie Fott and other former members of faculty senate are honered for the 40th anniversary of the founding of faculty senate on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Austin Peay State University. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University sees Five vocal alumni return for Distinguished Vocal Alumni Concert on September 25th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Five accomplished singers and alumni will return to the campus of Austin Peay State University for the Distinguished Vocal Alumni Concert, held Friday, September 25th at 7:30pm in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall.

Since leaving Austin Peay, each performer has achieved regional, national and international acclaim for performances in opera, oratorio, chamber ensembles and recitals. Additionally, all singers are full-time professors at prestigious music schools in the United States. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Sharon Mabry’s new album “Modern American Art Song” available now

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Throughout her career, Austin Peay State University professor of music, Dr. Sharon Mabry, has championed the music of contemporary composers. Her latest release, “Modern American Art Song,” continues that theme, focusing on five sets of songs by four contemporary American composers.

Mabry’s album features works by Kenton Coe, Brian Peterson, Persis Behar and George Mabry, with several of the works written specifically for Mabry and this release.

APSU's Dr. Sharon Mabry's new album "Modern American Art Song"

APSU’s Dr. Sharon Mabry’s new album “Modern American Art Song”

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Acuff Circle of Excellence to honor George Mabry and Sharon Mabry at Jazz in June event

 

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – The Acuff Circle of Excellence will honor George and Sharon Mabry at the organization’s summertime Jazz in June on June 12th. The event, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, will be at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery, and the public is invited.

The Circle, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Austin Peay State University Foundation, serves as a patron society of the University’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, and advances the importance of arts and culture at the University and in the community. The endowed Acuff Circle of Excellence Arts Scholarship is awarded each year to an APSU student majoring in the fine arts.

George and Sharon Mabry

George and Sharon Mabry

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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.

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

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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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