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Austin Peay State University student Zoe Johnson plays violin to spread holiday cheer at Memphis Kroger

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Memphis TV station Fox 13 on Christmas Day aired a story about an Austin Peay State University (APSU) student who played her violin to spread cheer during the holidays.

A screen capture from Fox 13's report on Austin Peay State University student Zoe Johnson.

A screen capture from Fox 13’s report on Austin Peay State University student Zoe Johnson.

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APSU prepares future Music Teachers with Home-School Program

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, 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»

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Planters Bank Hilldale Gallery to display Minister’s Creative Diversity

 

Planters BankClarksville, 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.

Rev. Lyndel Littleton

Rev. Lyndel Littleton

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Austin Peay State University to hear ancient Chinese Sounds by the Orchid Ensemble on March 1st

 

The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – The erhu, a two-stringed instrument somewhat like a violin, appeared in China more than a thousand years ago. The zheng, a plucked half-tube wood zither, dates even farther back to 2,500 years ago, and the marimba, a wooden keyboard, evolved from early African instruments.

If you put the three instruments together, as Canada’s renowned Orchid Ensemble does, they produce a soothing, ancient sound that is unfamiliar to most modern audiences. At 2:30pm on March 1st, the ensemble will bring their unique, Chinese and Chinese-blended music to the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communication Building’s Concert Hall for a free concert. «Read the rest of this article»

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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»

 

Community School of the Arts Summer Session Begins June 6th

 

The Community School of the ArtsClarksville, 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»

 

APSU Community School of the Arts announces classes for fall 2009

 

Austin Peay State University LogoThe 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.

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