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YHC Guitar Ensemble to Present Free Concert

Friday, October 28, 2011

Author: Kyle Huneycutt
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310,

Young Harris College Guitar Ensemble to Present Free Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present the Young Harris College Guitar Ensemble in concert Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in Susan B. Harris Chapel on the Young Harris College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The eight-member student ensemble will host an evening of delightful music, performing works by traditional classical composers as well as arrangements of Appalachian folk songs and music by the Beatles, including the popular hits “Yesterday”and “Blackbird.” Additionally, some members will also perform solo pieces.

The Young Harris College Guitar Ensemble is directed by Assistant Professor of Music Richard Knepp, D.M.A. The Ensemble is comprised of senior Adam Gibson of Tiger, Ga., senior Seth Peters of Loganville, Ga., junior Sean Dorough of Marietta, Ga., junior Eric Miller of Clayton, Ga., sophomore Kaleb Garrett of Hiawassee, Ga., freshman Richie Heyward of Rome, Ga., freshman Alex Scerbo of Blairsville, Ga., and sophomore Gerardo Ojeda of Atlanta, Ga.

For more information, call the Young Harris College Division of Fine Arts at (706) 379-5182.

About Young Harris College
2011 marks the 125th anniversary for Young Harris College, 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. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. Earlier this year, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit