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Guitarist Dr. Richard Knepp to Present an Evening of Duos at YHC

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Author: Molly Blaschke
Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(706) 379-5310,

Guitarist Dr. Richard Knepp to Present an Evening of Duos at Young Harris College

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will host an evening of duos for classical guitar featuring Assistant Professor of Music Richard Knepp, D.M.A., on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. in Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus and open to the public.

Dr. Knepp will team up with several members of YHC’s Department of Music, including Professor of Music, Director of Choral and Vocal Activities and Musical Theatre Program Co-Coordinator Jeff Bauman, bass, Instructor of Music Cynthia DeFoor, harpsichord, Assistant Professor of Music Leigh Miller, D.M.A., clarinet, and Adjunct Instructor of Music Cheryl Star, flute.
The program will include music from English Renaissance composer, singer and lutenist John Dowland, revolutionary Argentine tango composer Ástor Piazzolla, and Italian classical era composer and cellist Luigi Boccherini. 

Dr. Knepp received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia College and State University and earned his master of music degree from Georgia State University. Under the direction of acclaimed guitar instructor John Sutherland, Dr. Knepp received his doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Georgia. 

He has performed in master classes with Grammy-winning classical guitarist Scott Tenant, world-renowned classical and flamenco guitarist Pepe Romero and founder of the Julliard School Guitar Department Antigoni Goni.

Dr. Knepp is currently the head of the guitar program at YHC. He has taught at institutions throughout Georgia, including Valdosta State University, Darton College and Georgia State University.

For more information about this event, contact the 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


Dr. Richard Knepp.