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Austin Peay State University Dr. Emily Hanna Crane performs on major motion pictures, television shows, video game over summer

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Whether it was on the big or small screen, there’s a good chance you heard how Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of music, violin and viola Dr. Emily Hanna Crane spent her summer vacation.

That’s because the Department of Music’s coordinator of orchestral strings participated in a series of recording sessions at Nashville Music Scoring in Nashville, performing on scores for numerous major motion pictures, television shows and video games.

APSU Associate Professor of music Dr. Emily Hanna Crane

APSU Associate Professor of music Dr. Emily Hanna Crane

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Nashville Sounds, Mayor’s Office announce Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds, in conjunction with Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Metro Government, the Metro Sports Authority, and the Adventure Science Center, have announced the festivities for the total solar eclipse viewing party at First Tennessee Park on Monday, August 21st, 2017.

For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States and Nashville is the largest city in its path.

The event will include music from the Nashville Symphony, science demonstrations with fun, hands-on activities from the Adventure Science Center, total solar eclipse viewing, and a separate Sounds baseball game to follow at 4:05pm.

First Tennessee Park to Host Viewing Party and Sounds Game August 21st.

First Tennessee Park to Host Viewing Party and Sounds Game August 21st.

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American Heart Association’s 12th annual National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 6th

 

Biggest-ever National Wear Red Day features buildings, people, places going red for women’s heart health; many local activities coming

Go Red for Women - American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – The Middle Tennessee skyline will take on a special heartwarming red glow next Friday.

Twenty-two local buildings will be lighting up red as part of the 12th annual National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6th, as part of the biggest Go Red celebration ever in Middle Tennessee. This icon day of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is the day when everyone Goes Red across the nation to support women’s fight against heart disease, their No. 1 killer.

American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day

American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day

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APSU Acuff Circle of Excellence’s Jazz in June event to honor local music legend Solie Fott

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Solie Fott, Austin Peay State University professor emeritus of music, considers himself to be just a fiddle player, but that’s a bit of an understatement.

Throughout his sideline career as a Nashville sessions string player, he has performed with some of the top names in modern music history, including Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Kris Kristofferson and Eddie Arnold.

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APSU professor Sharon Mabry to speak at Woodward Library Society event April 21st

 

Woodward Library Society Clarksville, TN –  Dr. Sharon Mabry may be a nationally renowned singer and performer, but the Austin Peay State University professor of music is also a gifted storyteller. Have you heard her tell the one about her concert in Boston, when the hotel gave away her reservation?

“Finally the (concierge) says, ‘well OK, I found a place for you to go,’” Mabry said. “We followed him through this beautiful lobby, we followed him out the back door, down an alley way into this strange place, knocked on a door that looked like a speakeasy. There was this long hallway with bare bulbs everywhere. It ended up, we stayed in these little cubicles for the night. These cells. There was no television. There was just a bed. It was clean but that’s about all you can say.”

Dr. Sharon Mabry to read from new book “The Performing Life: A Singer’s Guide to Survival.” at Woodward Library Society Social April 21st.

Dr. Sharon Mabry to read from new book “The Performing Life: A Singer’s Guide to Survival.” at Woodward Library Society Social April 21st.

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American Heart Association announces National Wear Red Day this Friday, February 7th

 

Go Red for Women - American Red CrossNashville, TN – If you’re “seeing red” this week, it’s a good thing! Red is the color of the week and beyond, marking American Heart Month and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.

National Wear Red Day is this Friday, February 7th, a day when everyone wears red to support women’s fight against heart disease, their No. 1 killer. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.  In Tennessee, about 9000 women die each year from cardiovascular disease. Yet up to 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable through healthy living choices we make every day.

National Wear Red Day is this Friday

National Wear Red Day is this Friday

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Austin Peay State University choral program continues busy season with October 22nd Concert

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This fall is shaping up to be a busy semester for Austin Peay State University Choral Activities. In early September, the University’s three choral groups – Vocal Ease, University Choir and Chamber Singers – performed for the Tennessee Board of Regents dinner at APSU.

A few weeks later, the Chamber Singers traveled to Nashville for a performance at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center as part of the Nashville Symphony’s Free Day of Music event.

APSU Chamber Singers

APSU Chamber Singers

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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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APSU Clarinetist Wang receives Tennessee Individual Artist Fellowship

 

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Mingzhe Wang

Mingzhe Wang

Clarksville, TN – Dr. Mingzhe Wang, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of music, was in New York City this summer when his cell phone started ringing. The unfamiliar number had a 931 area code, so he thought someone on campus might be trying to contact him.

“I picked it up and it was (Tennessee State Senator) Tim Barnes,” Wang recalled recently. “I thought, oh, he’s probably calling me about some re-election stuff.”

But Barnes was calling for another reason. He congratulated Wang for being one of only two musicians in the state to receive a coveted Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artists Fellowship. «Read the rest of this article»

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