Classical Guitarist Dr. Nicolas Deuson to Perform at Young Harris College

Monday, March 4, 2013

Author: Ali Hatley
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
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Classical Guitarist Dr. Nicolas Deuson to Perform at Young Harris College

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present a special performance by classical guitarist Nicolas André Deuson, D.M.A., as part of the “Sutherland Concert Series” Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. in Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Guest artist Dr. Deuson is in demand as both a solo performer and chamber musician. First prize winner of the 2010 Pacific Guitar Competition, he studied under John Sutherland at the University of Georgia, with Jason Vieaux at the Cleveland Institute of Music and with Scott Tennant at the University of Southern California. He will present a varied program of literature from the solo classical guitar repertoire.

Dr. Deuson has also studied with such artists as Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco and David Russell. He received the Michael and Amelia Alban Award in Guitar in 2005 and was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Tokyo International Classical Competition. He has released two albums, Fragments and In Cities Unknown.

Aside from his duties as a performer, Dr. Deuson is dedicated to the art of teaching and has served on the faculty of California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo, Calif., Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., and Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga.

The “Sutherland Concert Series” at Young Harris College was established in honor of world-renowned guitar instructor John Sutherland and his legacy of educational and artistic excellence. Described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as the “Dean of Guitarists,” Sutherland was responsible for initiating numerous guitar programs in the state, including those at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Dekalb College and Columbus State University.

For more information about Dr. Deuson, visit

For more information about the event, call the Young Harris College 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