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YHC’s Division of Fine Arts to Present “Music Around the World”

Monday, April 21, 2014

Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5237,

Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts to Present “Music Around the World”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present “Music Around the World” featuring YHC’s Concert Choir and Chamber Choir on Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students and children 12 and under. Tickets will be available at the door.

The two ensembles will combine to present a spectacular season finale that is not to be missed. This spring showcase will feature music that represents various cultures from around the globe including Mongolian and Korean folk songs, a Maori lullaby, an African-influenced spiritual, and “Amazing Grace” in the Cherokee language. In addition to these more exotic selections, the choirs will also present music from the European and American choral traditions.

The 81-voice YHC Concert Choir is directed by Assistant Professor of Music and Music Education Coordinator John Wayman, Ph.D., while Professor of Music, Director of Choral and Vocal Activities and Musical Theatre Program Co-Coordinator Jeff Bauman directs the 28-member YHC Chamber Choir.

Several YHC students will be featured during the concert. Junior music education major Joanna Burrell, of Dawsonville, Ga., will conduct the female vocalists during the Japanese folk song “Hotaru Koi,” while senior musical theatre major Emily Espy, of Cumming, Ga., will conduct the combined choirs during the Spanish spiritual number “Esto les Digo.”

LaDareon Copeland, a sophomore theatre major from Centerville, Ga., Patrick Young, a junior music education major from Dawsonville, Ga., and Will Skelton, a senior theatre major from Hayesville, N.C., will be featured as soloists during the Zimbabwean greeting song “Sorida.”

For more information, 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 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, 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 248-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit