Topic: Sharon MAbry
Clarksville, 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.
Austin Peay State University sees Five vocal alumni return for Distinguished Vocal Alumni Concert on September 25th
Clarksville, 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»
Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Sharon Mabry’s new album “Modern American Art Song” available now
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, TN – Produced by the Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.
With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.
Recital presented APSU Department of Music, Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will present a guest artist recital by soprano Kate Rawls and pianist Mei-En Chou on Thursday, September 17th at 7:30pm in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the University campus.
The varied program will feature beautiful, melodic songs and arias by J.S. Bach, Amy Beach, Gabriel Fauré and contemporary American composer, Ben Moore, as well as two exciting and atmospheric solo piano works by Ravel and Bolcom.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to feature Writers’ Hour during Annual Women’s History Month Exhibition
Clarksville, TN – On March 31st, the Customs House Museum will present a Writers’ Hour event in conjunction with its invitational exhibit celebrating women artists.
Local authors will read from their works that are themed to the museum’s show, In the Garden.
“The museum has held several readings in the past,” states Exhibits Curator Terri Jordan. “It is interesting to hear the variety of poems and stories from our local writers. Often funny, and sometimes sad, the audience is always blown away with the talent we have in the Clarksville area.”
Austin Peay State University professor Karen Crow to represent Mid-South in National Vocal Competition
Clarksville, TN – Karen Crow, Austin Peay State University adjunct professor of voice, has been chosen to represent the Mid-South Region in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) competition at the association’s upcoming National Conference in Boston this July.
The competition is held biennially in conjunction with the association’s National Conference.
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.”
Clarksville, TN – In 2005, the Austin Peay State University Felix G. Woodward Library had around 185,000 visitors a year. Today, with a renovated lobby, new computers and study areas, a writing center and a Starbucks coffee shop, the yearly door count is around 653,000.
“Eight years ago, we had 185,000 for the whole year, and now we’re going to see 100,000 students come in this month,” Joe Weber, director of the library, said.
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