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APSU welcomes Erica Weiss, showrunner for CBS’s The Red Line, in March

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – From March 2nd-5th, 2020, the Austin Peay State University Department of Theatre and Dance and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) will welcome Jeff Awards-nominated theatre director, independent filmmaker and television writer/producer Erica Weiss to campus for a series of workshops and public events.

Erica Weiss, 2020 Acuff Chair

Erica Weiss, 2020 Acuff Chair

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Austin Peay State University to hold world premiere of new play by writer John Patrick Shanley

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) assistant professor of acting and directing Talon Beeson doesn’t like to brag, but he couldn’t help himself during a recent recruiting event in Ohio.

Along with promotional materials about the APSU Department of Theatre and Dance, he brought along a simple flyer announcing the department’s 2019-20 season.

John Patrick Shanley

John Patrick Shanley

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Internationally renowned Gomalan Brass Quintet to visit Austin Peay State University

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Internationally renowned brass group the Gomalan Brass Quintet is making its first tour stop of 2019 – and its first and only scheduled stop in America – at Austin Peay State University (APSU).

The Italy-based group will perform 7:30pm Saturday, January 26th at APSU’s George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall, at Eighth Street and Marion Street.

Gomalan Brass Quintet to perform at Austin Peay State University on January 26th.

Gomalan Brass Quintet to perform at Austin Peay State University on January 26th.

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Acuff Chair Warren Jones to perform at APSU Mabry Concert Hall, December 1st

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The acclaimed pianist Warren Jones, a distinguished long-time faculty member at Manhattan School of Music and the Music Academy of the West, will present a free public concert to the Clarksville community at 7:30pm, Saturday, December 1st, 2018 in the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Mabry Concert Hall.

Acclaimed pianist Warren Jones to perform at APSU.

Acclaimed pianist Warren Jones to perform at APSU.

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Principal with LA Philharmonic to visit Austin Peay State University as Acuff Chair for Clarinet Day

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 Boris Allakhverdyan, principal clarinet in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will visit Austin Peay State University for the APSU Department of Music’s annual Clarinet Day celebration.

The day will consist of master classes, recitals, breakout sessions from regional clarinet professors and teachers, vendors with mouthpieces, reeds, music and instruments to try and a clarinet choir for all participants.

Boris Allakhverdyan, principal clarinet in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to visit Austin Peay State University.

Boris Allakhverdyan, principal clarinet in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to visit Austin Peay State University.

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APSU Art + Design and CECA celebrate Acuff class with new exhibit

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts celebrate this year’s Acuff Chair of Excellence, Sonya Clark, with an exhibition of work created by students in the course, Measuring Histories.

The exhibition will be in The New Gallery for a one-day only event, opening on May 2nd, 2018 from 9:00am–5:00pm. The exhibit will reopen with a free public reception from 7:00pm-9:00pm, where Sonya Clark and student artists will be present.

Sonya Clark

Sonya Clark

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APSU Art + Design welcome visiting artist Dario Robleto on March 13th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will welcome artist Dario Robleto to campus for a public lecture at 6:00pm, Tuesday, March 13th, in Heydel Hall (Art + Design Room 120).

Robleto will be a guest artist, invited by the Acuff Chair of Excellence Sonya Clark. That Tuesday, before his lecture, he will meet with the students from Clark’s Acuff class.

Artist Dario Robleto go give public lecture at 6:00pm, Tuesday, March 13th.

Artist Dario Robleto go give public lecture at 6:00pm, Tuesday, March 13th.

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2017-2018 Acuff Chair of Excellence is Award-winning textile artist Sonya Clark

 

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – Award-winning textile artist Sonya Clark will return to the campus of Austin Peay State University as the 2017-2018 Acuff Chair of Excellence. Clark was selected as this year’s Acuff Chair by the faculty of the APSU Department of Art + Design after an overwhelmingly positive response to her first APSU visit in March 2017 as part of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) Visiting Artist Lecture series.

This spring, Clark will facilitate a course for APSU art students, titled “Measuring Histories,” which will be an in-depth extension of her featured PBS Art Assignment episode of the same name.

Sonya Clark

Sonya Clark

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Award-winning writer Dorothy Allison to visit Austin Peay State University as Acuff Chair of Excellence

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In any form, writing is the expression of an author’s view of the world. Some write to educate or entertain, while others write simply to document the people, places and events of the time.

Still, others can see the potential of the medium for something else; the really special ones see writing as a way to provoke uncertainty, and maybe make sense of the nonsensical along the way.

An award-winning writer, poet and novelist, Dorothy Allison

An award-winning writer, poet and novelist, Dorothy Allison

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Austin Peay State University to have Renowned Flutist William Bennett in concert, June 27th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Classical music aficionados throughout the area mark June on their calendars each year, because that’s when flutist William Bennett, considered “the greatest living flute player in the world,” hosts a special concert on the Austin Peay State University campus.

This year, he’ll perform his transcription of the Violin Sonata in f minor by Felix Mendelssohn at 7:30pm, Friday, June 27th, in the Mabry Concert Hall.

Flutist William Bennett in concert at APSU on June 27th.

Flutist William Bennett in concert at APSU on June 27th.

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