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Internationally Renowned Guitarist Mark Kroos to Perform During YHC’s Fourth Annual Appalachian Chapel Service

Monday, February 3, 2014

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, this event has been postponed. Please check back for an alternate date. 

Author: John Daniels
Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(706) 379-5237,

Internationally Renowned Guitarist Mark Kroos to Perform During Young Harris College’s Fourth Annual Appalachian Chapel Service 

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. –Young Harris College will host double neck guitarist Mark Kroos for the fourth annual Appalachian Chapel Service on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus. The free event is co-sponsored by YHC’s Office of Religious Life and the Center of Appalachian Studies and Community Engagement.
“The College celebrates its Appalachian heritage through a chapel service reflective of its past and place,” said YHC Dean of the Chapel and Minister to the College Rev. Dr. Tim Moore. “A skilled performer on a unique instrument, Mark is coming to campus to share his love for traditional Appalachian music. Seamlessly blending faith with tradition in an unexpected way, the concert will give insight into the rich culture of the region.”
Originally from Lansing, Mich., and currently based in Williamsburg, Va., Kroos regularly tours the country. He specializes in traditional spiritual, folk and Appalachian music. His instrument style is characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures, and unique tapping techniques, and draws influence from a variety of musical genres to develop his personal acoustic guitar sound.
He was named Guitar Player Magazine’s 2011 “International Guitar Superstar” and has shared the stage with guitar greats including Mark Stern, Lee Ritenour and Phil Keaggy. Additionally, Kroos’s YouTube video “Dueling Banjos” recently exploded in popularity, garnering him international notoriety. 
For more information about Kroos, visit
For more information about the event, call YHC’s Office of Religious Life at (706) 379-5166. 

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit