Dr. Lillian Buss Pearson to Perform at Young Harris College

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Fine Arts

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

Dr. Lillian Buss Pearson to Perform at Young Harris College

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College is pleased to present a chamber concert featuring Dr. Lillian Buss Pearson on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC Campus. The evening will consist of music performed from the Baroque to the 20th Century. The free event is sponsored by the College’s Friends of the Arts and is open to the public. 

Dr. Pearson will be performing on the harpsichord, forte piano, and piano and will be collaborating with Adjunct Instructor of Music Holly Behre, oboe, Assistant Professor of Music Karen Calloway, voice and recorder, Associate Professor of Music Dr. Sandy Calloway, voice, Adjunct Instructor of Music Dr. Will Peebles, bassoon and dulcian, and Assistant Professor of Music and Music Education Coordinator Dr. Shelley Sanderson, voice. 

Dr. Pearson has appeared throughout the continental United States, England, Costa Rica, and China as a soloist and collaborative artist. On numerous occasions, she has had the opportunity to collaborate with internationally known artists. Pearson’s solo orchestral appearances include performances with the Jacksonville Symphony, The Asheville Symphony, The Breckenridge Festival Orchestra, The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra, The National Chamber Players and The Brandenburg Ensemble.

Dr. Pearson is the official pianist at the International Flute Festival in Costa Rica where she has performed the past five years and the official harpsichordist at the Wildacres Flute Retreat in Little Switzerland, N.C. For many years, she was a member of the Breckenridge Music Festival and the Cullowhee Summer Music Festival.

Dr. Pearson holds degrees from Florida State University and the University of Illinois, her principal teacher being the Hungarian-trained pianist Edward Kilenyi. Her interest in historically informed performance practice has led her also to study harpsichord and fortepiano.

Currently, Dr. Pearson is the faculty accompanist and class piano teacher at Western Carolina University. She is now certified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique and is especially interested in the integration of Alexander Technique with musical performance.

For more information, call YHC’s 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 1,100 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 2016-2017 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.