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Young Harris College’s Piano Ensemble to Present “Five Grands Fantasia” Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Piano Ensemble will present “Five Grands Fantasia” on Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. The performance is $10 for adults and free for YHC students. This special event is sponsored by Friends of the Arts and all proceeds will benefit FOTA programming.

The Piano Ensemble, joined by faculty and staff members, will delight audiences with an exhilarating concert featuring music from classical composers to modern rock artists. Senior music major Courtland Walters of Stockbridge, Ga., will debut his original work “Leviathan” for five pianos, 20 hands.

“This concert will bring to the stage a growing trend toward piano ensemble concerts in private studios and concert halls around the world,” said Instructor of Music Cynthia DeFoor, NCTM, who serves as director of the Piano Ensemble. “Each student performer must have an intrinsic musical pulse and a piano technique that has been in the making for years, not just during their time at YHC. Each piece that will be performed is a delightful musical gem.”

In addition to Walters, the Piano Ensemble consists of junior music major Grace Mason of Alpharetta, Ga., sophomore music major Kate Snell of Elko, Ga., sophomore music major Ariel Philo of Blairsville, Ga., freshman music major Caitlin Moore of LaGrange, Ga., junior music major Chloe Cook of Blue Ridge, Ga., senior music major Emily Nix of Valdosta, Ga., and Hosanna Sherman, an independent piano teacher from Young Harris, Ga., and private student of Ms. DeFoor. 

In addition to Ms. DeFoor, faculty and staff members performing include Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Music Keith DeFoor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology Amy Boggan, Ph.D., Staff Accompanist Anita Guss, and Adjunct Instructor of Music Suzanne West.

For more information about the event, please contact Ms. DeFoor at (706) 379-5183 or [email protected].

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