Friday, October 10, 2008

UWG: Faculty Music Concert Celebrates A DAY

In the mood for a little music? The University of West Georgia will present its annual A DAY Music Faculty Concert on Monday, Oct. 13, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.

A donor reception will be held before the concert in the Townsend Center at 7:30 p.m. The events are free and the community is invited to attend. Dr. Kevin Hibbard, chair and professor of music, is coordinating the event.

“The annual A DAY Music Faculty Concert showcases the spectacular talent of our faculty as a musical gift to the community,” said Hibbard. “We perform for A DAY to show our appreciation of the wonderful support that the community provides to the university.”

“The music faculty spends all day long teaching. They lead rehearsals, research, write and supervise student teachers, yet they still find time to keep their performance chops in tip top order. This sets a superb example for our students.”

This year’s concert will feature two new faculty: Peter Mueller, a trombonist who plays in the Macon Symphony, and Dr. Reverie Berger, a mezzo-soprano with extensive operatic credentials.
Performances for the 2008 concert include a piano duet performed by Jan Adams, instructor of piano, and Dr. Dawn McCord, assistant professor of music education; a violin and piano duet featuring Dr. Carol Gingerich, associate professor of music, and Dr. Elizabeth Kramer, assistant professor of music; and a trio led by Dr. Daniel Bakos, a jazz studies and music professor.
Also performing are Dr. Larry Frazier, a bass singer and professor of music; Melanie Fuller, an instructor of flute; Michael Lanier, instructor of trumpet, guest Terry Lowry, conductor and pianist.

The community is invited to enjoy the musical talents of West Georgia’s faculty and staff. UWG students benefit from scholarships obtained through the generosity of donors who contribute to the university’s annual A DAY campaign.

For more information regarding the A DAY for West Georgia campaign, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 678-839-6582. For more information on the 2008 A DAY Music Faculty Concert, call the Department of Music at 678-839-6516.

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