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Dr. Richard Knepp to Present “An Evening of Romantic Music” at YHC

Friday, February 3, 2012

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

Dr. Richard Knepp to Present “An Evening of Romantic Music” at Young Harris College

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will host “An Evening of Romantic Music” featuring Assistant Professor of Music Richard Knepp, D.M.A., on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. in Susan B. Harris Chapel on the Young Harris College campus and is open to the public.

Having studied under acclaimed guitar instructor John Sutherland, Dr. Knepp has performed with some of the world’s leading classical guitarists. For Valentine’s Day, he presents an evening of romantic melodies on the classical guitar including Claude Debussy’s The Girl with the Flaxen Hair and Niccolo Paganini’s Romanza.

Dr. Knepp earned his bachelor's degree from Georgia College & State University, his master of music degree from Georgia State University and his doctor of musical arts 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 Young Harris College. 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. 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