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Young Harris College to Present Percussion Ensemble Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Young Harris College Percussion Ensemble will present a concert on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Directed by Adjunct Instructor of Music Dr. Jillian Baxter, the group is comprised of exceptionally talented students currently studying percussion instruments. The ensemble will perform a variety of solo and ensemble literature written for a myriad of percussive instruments such as xylophone, marimba, vibes, tympani, and more.

Two students will be featured as soloists during the concert. Junior music education major Nathaniel Arnold of Young Harris, Ga., will be featured during “Frogs” by Japanese composer Keiko Abe, and junior music major Patricia Gallagher of Jasper, Ga., will be featured during “Air” by American composer G.D. Peters. Dr. Baxter will be featured as a soloist during “White Knuckle Stroll” by American percussionist Casey Cangelosi.

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 1,200 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