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APSU music professor Spencer Prewitt performs at Carnegie Hall and throughout China

 

Written by Marcus Hayes
Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Spencer Prewitt, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of music, recently finished a whirlwind tour of China as well as an impressive performance at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York City. 

As a part of a long-term relationship-building project, Prewitt traveled throughout China October 8th-19th to perform, teach and promote the opportunities for international students available at APSU. 

APSU's Dr. Spencer Prewitt performed at Carnegie Hall November 2nd and 3rd.

APSU’s Dr. Spencer Prewitt performed at Carnegie Hall November 2nd and 3rd.

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Austin Peay State University launches Gov Life ongoing series of student success profiles

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) sophomore Elijah-Pharaoh Carter, better known as the “Violin Guy”, spends every Friday entertaining students passing through campus by playing his violin, an instrument he has studied most of his life and has performed with on the stage of New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall.

But Carter’s story is not defined by an instrument — or a funny nickname, for that matter. While music was his first love, the Memphis native came to Austin Peay in pursuit of a different dream — earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Austin Peay State University Sophomore Elijah-Pharaoh Carter. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

Austin Peay State University Sophomore Elijah-Pharaoh Carter. (Cassidy Graves, APSU)

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APSU gets visit from Grammy winner Rhonda Larson as final Acuff Chair of Excellence of 2014-15

 

Acuff Circle of Excellence - Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The final Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient of 2014-15, Grammy Award winning flutist Rhonda Larson, will bring her talents to campus for a series of lectures and master classes at Austin Peay State University the week of April 21st-28th.

During her residency, Larson will share her experiences as a performing artist, as well as offering insight and lessons to APSU and area students. Her visit to campus will conclude on Tuesday, April 28th, with a concert with the APSU Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Gregory Wolynec. The event will take place at 7:30pm at the Mabry Concert Hall, on the campus of APSU.

Grammy winner Rhonda Larson

Grammy winner Rhonda Larson

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Lawrence Brownlee in concert at APSU’s Mabry Concert Hall, March 3rd

 

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The celebrated tenor Lawrence Brownlee will be in concert at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University in the Music/Mass Communication Building, Eighth and Marion Streets, Clarksville, Tennessee this Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 7:30pm.

It is phenomenal to have Brownlee in Clarksville between engagements in Europe, the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall. He is the most in-demand American tenor in the world singing the bel canto repertoire. Brownlee sings with “elegance and grace” and has a voice that has been described as astonishingly beautiful and powerful.

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Clarksville Community Concert Association brings Lawrence Brownlee to APSU’s Mabry Concert Hall, March 3rd

 

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The most in-demand American tenor in the world, Lawrence Brownlee comes to Clarksville between engagements at the Metropolitan Opera House and Carnegie Hall.

Audiences continue to be astonished by the power and extraordinary agility of his warm, heroic voice; his singing has been praised for its sweet tone, fastidious pitch, and poetic phrasing.

A familiar presence in the world’s great opera houses, Brownlee delights audiences with the effortless beauty of his voice.

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The Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus holds first Concert in the newly dedicated George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall

 

Austin Peay State UniversityThe Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Community Concert Association as part of their Community Concert Series in partnership with Austin Peay State University brought the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Chorus to Clarksville to play the first concert in the soon to be re-dedicated concert Hall.

After the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus opened with George Mabry’s newest composition “If Music Be the Food of Love,” a small ceremony was held to rededicate the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass communication building concert hall in honor of Dr. George Mabry and his wife Sharon Mabry. The Mabry’s have been members of the faculty at university since the 1970s and have made their mark on both the university and the community.

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Chorus on stage in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on Austin Peay State University

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Symphony Chorus on stage in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on Austin Peay State University

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Join AARP in June for “Summer with the Symphony”

 

Get discounted tickets for the hottest concerts and more!

Nashville Symphony's Summer with the SymphonyNashville, TN – Do you like the classics? AARP does. Whether you’re talking the classic American band “Earth Wind & Fire,” the classy Broadway and TV star Idina Menzel or the classical sounds of Beethoven, we’ve got you covered in June. AARP and the Nashville Symphony are teaming up for the first time for our “Summer with the Symphony!”

AARP members can receive $5.00 off any ticket for Menzel’s special performance with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra at the Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel on June 16th. The Tony Award-winning star of Broadway’s Wicked and television’s hit show Glee will perform a diverse mix of classic pop and musical theater favorites, along with a fresh spin on some contemporary hits. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University faculty, staff named for various accomplishments

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Several faculty and staff members as well as some students at Austin Peay State University have been recognized for their recent professional and scholarly activities.

Dr. Doris Davenport, professor of nursing, was nominated for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award.

Dr. Sara Gotcher, associate professor of theatre and dance, helped to write and direct “Who’s Coming to Dinner?” for the Montgomery County Historical Society in October. On a separate note, she played the role of “Ophelia Owl” in the Clarksville Children’s Theatre production of “Animal Tales: Pumpkin vs. Pie” in October at Dunbar Cave State Park.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Listening to the Claremont Trio Is Pure Joy

 

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – Musicians say that when people play or sing especially well together that they “have lived together.” In the case of two-thirds of the Claremont Trio, this is especially true since Emily Bruskin, who plays the violin, and Julia Bruskin, who plays the cello, are twins. Emily and Julia’s best friend, Donna Kwong, and they formed the Claremont Trio in 1999 at The Juilliard School.

These marvelous performers recently appeared at Austin Peay State University during the October 14th presentation by the Clarksville Community Concert Association as a part of their Community Concert Series. In addition to performing at the concert, the musicians gave a series of master classes to music students at Austin Peay State University.

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Enjoy Clarksville’s Cultural Wealth

 

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Community Concert Association brings another superb season of artists, beginning with the Meridian Arts Ensemble, Friday, September 23rd in the world class Concert Hall at Austin Peay State University. This is one of America’s leading brass groups. The sextet of five brass players and a percussionist gets more exciting all the time. They explore music of today, while keeping the traditions of classical music alive from a contemporary sensibility. This engaging group is noted for its extraordinary command and symphonic richness.

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