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YHC Guitar Ensemble to Present Free Concert

Thursday, March 8, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310, kndean@yhc.edu

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, March 20, 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 perform works for guitar quartet, trio and duet by a variety of classical composers including Bach and Brahms, as well as pieces written during the Renaissance. Additionally, all members will also perform solo pieces.

Directed by Assistant Professor of Music Richard Knepp, D.M.A., the YHC Guitar Ensemble is comprised of senior Adam Gibson of Tiger, Ga., senior Seth Peters of Loganville, Ga., senior Sean Dorough of Marietta, Ga., senior 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
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. 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. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.

The Young Harris College Guitar Ensemble is comprised of (left to right) sophomore Gerardo Ojeda of Atlanta, Ga., freshman Alex Scerbo of Blairsville, Ga., sophomore Kaleb Garrett of Hiawassee, Ga., senior Eric Miller of Clayton, Ga., senior Sean Dorough of Marietta, Ga., senior Adam Gibson of Tiger, Ga., senior Seth Peters of Loganville, Ga., and freshman Richie Heyward of Rome, Ga.

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