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Community Arts Program at APSU Hosts Inaugural Musical Theater Camp

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN –  Last Friday afternoon, a new musical premiered at the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communication Building’s Concert Hall. The show, “Intergalactic Space Trip,” was an ambitious, 15-minute production, featuring several musical numbers sung in a half dozen different languages.  

When the cast, made up of local 8 to 12 year olds, took their final bow at the end of the show, the parents sitting in the audience agreed that it was a success. They were happy to see what their children had learned in only five days.

Students perform a scene as part of “Intergalactic Space Trip.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

Students perform a scene as part of “Intergalactic Space Trip.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

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Suzuki Violin Lessons Prove Popular at APSU’s Community Arts Program

 

The Community School of the ArtsClarksville, TN – During the last year, some of Clarksville’s youngest citizens – 3- to 5-year-olds – have picked up violins and are learning to play them competently.

“I am really impressed by them,” JoAnn McIntosh, coordinator for the Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University, said. “They are all playing in tune. We have a fabulous new teacher, and we’d really like to expand this program.”

Last fall, Robin Eckert, a Nashville musician who studied violin performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, joined the CSA staff, bringing Suzuki violin instruction to the Clarksville-area. «Read the rest of this article»

 

CSA Hosts End-of-Semester Performances and Exhibits

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A full semester of public art and music lessons is coming to a close at Austin Peay State University with a series of exhibits and concerts hosted by The Community School of the Arts at APSU.

For the last two decades, area adults and children have honed their creative talents and discovered new passions through the CSA. The program serves approximately 350 students of all ages and skill levels through programs in music, dance and the visual arts. The CSA was founded in 1990 with the goal of promoting and increasing awareness of the arts throughout the surrounding area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Community School of the Arts Fall Concerts Begin this Week

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University, which has provided area adults and children with creative arts classes for the last 21 years, is gearing up for its annual end-of-semester concerts and art exhibits.
 
The CSA offers lessons in music, dance and the visual arts for the general community. Those classes culminate with the end of semester performances and exhibits. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Community School of the Arts slates December 9th performance as benefit concert for fire victim

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – At 7:00pm, Thursday, December 9th, Austin Peay State University’s Community School of the Arts will present a benefit concert to aid a local family whose house was destroyed in a fire December 7th.

The family includes a member of the Clarksville Youth Chorus, which will be featured on the program along with the Clarksville Teen Singers and the Clarksville Community Chorus.
Those who cannot attend the concert but would like to help should call the American Red Cross at 931-645-6401 and reference the Kay Davis family.

For more information, call JoAnn McIntosh, coordinator of the Community School of the Arts at APSU, 931-221-7508, or e-mail at .

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APSU flutists team with high school musicians for concert

 

The Austin Peay State University Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts are pleased to present a joint concert by the APSU flute choir and the Community School of the Arts High School flute choir. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

Professor of Music Lisa Vanarsdel will direct the APSU flute choir and JoAnn McIntosh will direct the High School flute choir. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the APSU music department, (931) 221-7818.

 

APSU presents flute choir concert

 

The Austin Peay State University Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will present a concert featuring flutists from APSU and local high schools. The concert is under the direction of Lisa Vanarsdel, APSU professor of music, and JoAnn McIntosh, director of the High School Flute Choir.

The concert will start at 7: 30 p.m., Monday, April 7 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall and is free and open to the public.

The High School Flute Choir, a Community School of the Arts ensemble, will open the performance with works such as “Three Hungarian Folk Songs” by Matyas Seiber and arranged by McIntosh, “Two Korean Folk Songs” by Kelly Via and “Irish Jig” by Michael Kibbe.

The second half of the show will feature the APSU Flute Choir performing works such as Concerto for Flutes, Op. 15, No. 3 by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Nymphs by Gary Shocker, Adagio, K. 411 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Grand Trio, Op. 86 by Friedrich Kuhlau and The Winds for Change by Donald Draganski.

For more information about the performance, contact the department of music by telephone at (931) 221-7818.

 



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