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YHC Guitar Ensemble to Present Free Concert

Friday, November 1, 2013

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

Young Harris College Guitar Ensemble to Present Free Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present the YHC Guitar Ensemble in concert on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of YHC Assistant Professor of Music Richard Knepp, D.M.A., the six-member student ensemble will present an evening of Romantic and Impressionist music by a variety of composers including Isaac Albéniz, Peter Warlock, Erik Satie, Maurice Ravel and Leo Brouwer. 
Several members of the ensemble will perform solo works for classical guitar. Senior music major Kaleb Garrett of Hiawassee, Ga., will be featured during Niccolò Paganini’s “Allegro Risoluto from Sonata in A Major.” Junior music major Richie Heyward of Rome, Ga., will be featured during the Irish jig “Spatter the Dew.” Sophomore music major Alex Scerbo of Blairsville, Ga., will be featured during Heitor Villa-Lobos's “Étude No. 1.” Freshman music major Marshall Scoggins of LaFayette, Ga., will be featured during Francisco Tárrega’s “Capricho árabe.”
In addition to these soloists, the ensemble also includes freshman music major Austin Black of Gainesville, Ga., and freshman Frederik Nielsen of Logstor, Denmark.
For more information, call the Young Harris College Division of Fine Arts at (706) 379-5182.
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