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YHC to Host Lecture and Performance by Grammy Award-Winning Musician Bill Miller

Friday, October 14, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Author: Kyle Huneycutt
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310, kndean@yhc.edu

Young Harris College to Host Lecture and Performance by Grammy Award-Winning Musician Bill Miller

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. -- Young Harris College will host a special lecture on Monday, Oct. 24, and musical performance on Tuesday, Oct. 25, by Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Bill Miller. Both events will take place at 7 p.m. in Susan B. Harris Chapel on the Young Harris College campus and are free and open to the public.

On Monday, Miller will present “The Red Road to Victory,” a symposium that explores his Mohican native culture through an intimate story-telling experience. Miller will share his thoughts on majority and minority cultures, their ineffectual relationship through tolerance and assimilation and his belief in promoting a redemptive culture of peace and understanding.

The following evening, Miller will tap into his American roots and inspire the audience with a compelling musical performance featuring the guitar and Native American flute.

Miller is an award-winning recording artist, songwriter, speaker, painter and acknowledged master of the Native American flute. During his 35-year career as a musician, Miller has composed, recorded, produced and performed music that has earned him three Grammy awards and six Native American Music awards.

Miller has shared the stage and toured with many diverse artists, including Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, the BoDeans, Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie and Tori Amos. He is also highly respected in the country music industry and has worked with esteemed artists like Vince Gill and John Carter Cash.

Miller has recorded nearly 20 albums, both as an independent artist and for Warner, Integrity, Vanguard and other labels. In 2010, he released two highly anticipated albums, Chronicles of Hope and Spirit Wind East, the follow-up to the Grammy-winning album Spirit Wind North.

For more information about this event, call (706) 379-5262.

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 www.yhc.edu.

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