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YHC to Debut Nine-Member Piano Ensemble

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Author: Ali Neese
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310,

Young Harris College to Debut Nine-Member Piano Ensemble

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The newly formed Young Harris College Piano Ensemble will make its performance debut on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the Young Harris College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

This nine-member student ensemble will perform works for piano duet, ranging from the Classical, Romantic and 20th Century periods. Students will perform works by well-known composers including Franz Schubert, Moritz Moszkowski, Claude Debussy and George Gershwin.

The Young Harris College Piano Ensemble is directed by Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Music Keith DeFoor, Ph.D., and Adjunct Instructor of Music and Staff Accompanist Cynthia DeFoor.

The ensemble is comprised of senior Raquel Jasso of Gainesville, Ga., senior Julia Youngblood of Blairsville, Ga., senior Rebecca Wiggins of Young Harris, Ga., junior Landon Lovell of Blairsville, Ga., sophomore Rebekah McDevitt of Meansville, Ga., freshman Lane Dorough of Marietta, Ga., freshman John Fletcher of Cumming, Ga., and freshman Rocsane Tabulinar of Hiawassee, Ga.

“This is YHC’s very first student piano ensemble concert, and it is truly a banner year for piano with nine principles,” Cynthia DeFoor said. “This will be an ensemble opportunity for our students to perform with other pianists on their typically solo instrument.”

For more information, call the Young Harris College Division of Fine Arts at (706) 379-5182.

About Young Harris College
2011 marks the 125th anniversary for Young Harris College, 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. Earlier this year, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit