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Young Harris College to Present Guitar Ensemble

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Young Harris College Guitar Ensemble will present a concert on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in Glenn-McGinnis Hall on the YHC campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Chair of the Music Department and Associate Professor of Music Richard Knepp, D.M.A, the performance will feature an Appalachian-influenced program. The ensemble will perform guitar trio and guitar quartet arrangements of traditional Irish, Scottish, and Appalachian folk songs, such as “Hush You Bey,” “The Road to Lisdoonvarna,” and “The Ash Grove.” The concert will also feature senior music major Caleb Biddy, of Douglasville, Ga., who will perform a solo arrangement of “Wild Mountain Thyme” and sophomore music major Moon Hamilton, of Atlanta, Ga., who will perform a solo arrangement of “The Skye Boat Song.”

In addition to Biddy and Moon, the YHC guitar ensemble is comprised of talented students including senior music major Charles Meggitt, of Cleveland, Ga., sophomore music major Paul Whaley, Bainbridge, Ga., freshman biology major Dinara McMichael, of Newnan, Ga., and junior English major Alejandro Lemus-Gomez, of Young Harris, Ga.

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 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