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Dr. Leigh Miller and Dr. Richard Knepp to Present Faculty Artist Recital at Young Harris College

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga.— Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present a Faculty Artist Recital on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus. The recital is free and open to the public.

Featuring Assistant Professor of Music Leigh Miller, D.M.A., clarinet, and Assistant Professor of Music and Music Department Chair Richard Knepp, D.M.A., guitar, the recital will consist of an evening of enchanting music for clarinet and guitar including performances of works by composers Manuel de Falla, Ferdinand Rebay, Maurice Ravel and Carl Maria von Weber.

The performance will also include special duets with Adjunct Instructor of Music Alan Denmom, bass clarinet, accompanied on piano by Staff Accompanist Anita Guss.

Dr. Knepp and Dr. Miller toured the midwest last April, performing clarinet and guitar duo recitals in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Tennessee. 

Dr. Miller received her bachelor of music degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, before earning master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees from The Ohio State University (OSU). Her primary teachers have included James M. Pyne and Kim Ellis. While at OSU, Dr. Miller received the prestigious University Fellowship Award and served as a graduate teaching associate for the clarinet studio.

Dr. Richard Knepp received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia College and State University and completed his master’s degree at Georgia State University. He received his doctorate from the University of Georgia under the direction of acclaimed guitar instructor John Sutherland. He has also performed in masterclasses with some of the world’s leading classical guitarists, including Scott Tenant, Antigoni Goni, and Pepe Romero. 

For more information, 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 1,200 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing 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. In 2014, the College was granted active membership in NCAA Division II and is a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2015-2016 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit