Clarksville, TN – Kay Martin recently contributed an in-kind gift of a Steinway piano to the Austin Peay State University Department of Music. The gift enabled the department to acquire two new Steinway instruments.
Fort Campbell, KY – Shake, Rattle and Roll Dueling Pianos is back to help us celebrate the Army Birthday! Come to The Zone on June 14th for some great sing-along, clap-along entertainment.
The show starts at 7:30pm and lasts until 11:30pm. There is no cover charge. The Zone offers a café menu loaded with a variety of quick bites or full meals as well as soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – On a recent Wednesday morning, about 60 children packed into a small music classroom in the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communication Building. They sat wide-eyed, staring at a piano and a table full of violins and other orchestral instruments.
In the front of the room, an APSU music student tuned a cello, and the strange sound caused some of the students to kick their feet excitedly back and forth. In a few minutes, they’d actually get to touch one of those expensive instruments. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University alumna received a Love of Learning Award from the national headquarters of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Simone Parker, who received her bachelor’s degree in music from APSU and then graduated in May 2012 with a Master of Music in piano performance, was one of 140 PKP members to receive the competitive Love of Learning awards, which help fund post-baccalaureate studies and/or career development for active PKP members. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery will feature the artistic works of Rev. Lyndel Littleton September 6th-October 3rd.
Littleton, the worship pastor at Hilldale Baptist Church, has been creating musical things as long as he can remember. In this role, he creates special musical events such as the church’s annual “Living Christmas Tree” and “Passion Play.” Over the years, many of his music compositions for handbells and choirs have been published by various music companies.
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts recently announced the winners of its 25th Annual Young Composer’s Competition.
First prize was awarded to Ethan Greene, of Austin, Texas, for his “Dancing as may be Credible” for clarinet, cello and piano. Tonia Ko, of Bloomington, IN, earned second prize for her “Wanderer Moon” for voice and chamber ensemble, and Pierce Gradone, also of Austin, Texas, took home third-prize honors for his “Hearing Voices” for clarinet, violin, cello and piano. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – For more than two decades, the Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University has provided area adults and children with a means of expressing their creative energy through art and music classes.
That tradition continues this summer as the CSA gears up to hold a new session of arts programs for the Clarksville community from June 6th-July 15th. «Read the rest of this article»
About 37 million people, both soldiers and civilians, died during the First World War. More than 60 million lost their lives two decades later during World War II. These two cataclysmic events, which defined and shaped the 20th century, erased families that had existed for centuries and nearly caused two generations of young men to all but disappear.
The two wars cast a long shadow over those who survived. It changed who they were and how they saw the world. For two composers, the Hungarian Bela Bartok and the Russian Dmitri Shostakovich, the horrific times also forever transformed the music they created.
“They were very affected by what’s going on, and it was coming out in their music,” Dr. Jeffrey Wood, Austin Peay State University professor of music, said. “They’re violent pieces. They’re aggressive to the point of almost being primitive, barbaric. I sense the war very close to the surface.” «Read the rest of this article»
The Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University announces music, art and dance classes for children and adults for Fall 2009. Registration opens on Monday, Aug. 3rd. Most classes start Aug. 31 and continue through Dec. 12. New students may continue to enroll after the start date. For more information about any of the classes or to register, contact JoAnn McIntosh, coordinator of the Community School of the Arts, by telephone at (931) 221-7508 or by e-mail at . Also, visit online at http://csa.apsu.edu.
The Community School of the Arts teaches a variety of music and visual arts classes to children and adults. The spring term begins Tuesday, Jan. 20 and ends on Saturday, May 2.
The dates for preregistration for returning students is Nov. 24 – Dec. 5. Open registration for new students begins Dec. 8. All classes begin during the week of Jan. 20 unless otherwise stated in the class description. Late registration will be accepted.
Music classes are scheduled to take place in the Music/Mass Communication Building on APSU’s main campus. Available classes are listed below along with course descriptions.
INDIVIDUAL MUSIC LESSONS give students one-on-one instruction for 30 minutes each week on the bassoon, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, horn, oboe, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba/euphonium, violin/fiddle or voice. Lessons take place weekday afternoons and evenings. There are 14 lessons per semester and an end-of-semester recital. Lessons begin Jan. 20. The cost of enrollment is $280 semester. «Read the rest of this article»
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