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Peter Riggs 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 Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus. The recital is free and open to the public.

Adjunct Instructor of Music Peter Riggs will present an evening of music from the diverse range of the horn. The program will feature works by Paul Dukas, Charles Gounod, Ralph Vaugh Williams, and a work for unaccompanied horn by Vincent Persichetti. Riggs will be accompanied on the piano by Staff Accompanist Suzanne West.

Riggs received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Chicago and went on to earn his master’s degree from the University of Georgia. He is currently in the final year of pursing his doctorate of musical arts at the University of Georgia. His primary teachers include Gail Williams, Jean Martin-Williams, Phil Smith, and Bill Barnewitz. Riggs has performed with the Bulldog Brass Society, a graduate brass quintet from UGA, throughout the southeast. They were most recently featured as a guest artist at the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, Ky.

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 1,100 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. For more information, visit