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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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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place September 3rd, 2015

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, 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.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Austin Peay State University to host recital with Kate Rawls, Mei-En Chou

 

Recital presented APSU Department of Music, Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, 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.

(L to R) Kate Rawls and Mei-En Chou to give a recital at APSU on Thursday, September 17th.

(L to R) Kate Rawls and Mei-En Chou to give a recital at APSU on Thursday, September 17th.

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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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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to feature Writers’ Hour during Annual Women’s History Month Exhibition

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, 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.”

Women’s History Month Exhibition at the Customs House Museum to feature Writers' Hour

Women’s History Month Exhibition at the Customs House Museum to feature Writers’ Hour

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Austin Peay State University professor Karen Crow to represent Mid-South in National Vocal Competition

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, 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.

Austin Peay professor Karen Crow.

Austin Peay professor Karen Crow.

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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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APSU Library gets support from Woodward Library Society

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, 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.

APSU Felix G. Woodward Library

APSU Felix G. Woodward Library

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