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YHC to Present “Made in America: An Evening of Song”

Thursday, September 26, 2013

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

Young Harris College to Present “Made in America: An Evening of Song”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present “Made in America: An Evening of Song” featuring special guest artists Stephanie Tingler, D.M.A, and Martha Thomas, D.M.A, on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. The performance is free and open to the public. 

The two artists will combine to present a patriotic program featuring songs by celebrated American composers including Richard Hundley, John Duke and Eric Ewazen.

Recently hailed as “extraordinary” by celebrated composer and lyricist Sheldon Harnick, University of Georgia (UGA) Associate Professor of Voice Dr. Tingler is a sought-after concert artist who has performed in musical theatre productions and with a number of acclaimed opera companies. 

Acknowledged as an outstanding interpreter of the art song repertoire, she was chosen to participate in the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music Art Song Festival and has been a finalist in several well-known opera competitions. 

Dr. Tingler has also received recognition as a teacher, scholar and author, presenting master classes across the United States and Brazil and receiving grants from many esteemed institutions including The Ohio State University and the University of Georgia Research Foundation.

UGA Professor of Piano and Associate Director of Academic Programs Dr. Thomas has performed in master classes with nationally renowned pianists and regularly appears as a recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist throughout the country.

She recently released her first solo album to critical acclaim and has several other projects in the works, including recordings featuring music for strings and piano and a solo piano sonata written by UGA Professor of Music and composer Roger Vogel.

For more information about the event, call the YHC 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