Young Harris College Presents Athens Guitar Duo in Concert

Friday, February 9, 2018
General College
Fine Arts

Media Contact: Maddy Elledge
(706) 379-5319, melledge@yhc.edu

Young Harris College Presents Athens Guitar Duo in Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Fine Arts Department at Young Harris College is proud to welcome the Athens Guitar Duo to the Susan B. Harris Capel on the YHC campus on Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

Whether performing for a large audience overseas, or an intimate in-home concert for a collection of enthusiasts in the U.S., the Athens Guitar Duo has been regarded to leave “a deep impression on the audience with their passionate, meticulous, and masterful artistry.”

Featuring Dr. Dusty Woodruff and Dr. Matthew Anderson, the duo opened up the world of the guitar to new audiences, promoting the works of both modern and traditional composers with youthfulness and freshness.

Currently, Dr. Woodruff is active as a soloist and concerto performer and conducts master-classes across the United States. He serves as the head of the Guitar Department for Augusta University and is a professor at Georgia College and State University and North Georgia University. He also maintains a private guitar studio in Athens, Ga. where he resides with his wife, Jordan.

Dr. Anderson is the Assistant Professor of Guitar at Reinhardt University where he also serves as the Co-Director of the Reinhardt Contemporary Arts Festival and Music Program Coordinator. He lives with his wife and two children in Atlanta, Ga.

For more information on the Athens Guitar Duo, visit athensguitarduo.com.

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., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2017-2018 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

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