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Free Concert at College to Feature Piano, Clarinet, and Cello

September 4, 2013

Tina SharptonKris Carlisle to perform in free concert at Dalton State College

Dalton State College kicks off its Concerts on Campus series with a program featuring piano, clarinet, and flute and classical compositions ranging from Beethoven to modern day. The free concert will be Wednesday, September 11, at 7:30 pm in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall.

Kris Carlisle, Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Berry College in Rome, will play piano. He received his training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Claremont Graduate University. Carlisle, who has performed before at Dalton State, is the winner of many competitions and awards including the Martha Fischer-Tye Foundation Award, a Special Achievement in Musicology Award from the Kennedy Center, and a Georgia Music Teachers Steinway Piano Galleries Educator Grant.

Carlisle specializes in contemporary music, and his recording project The American Evolution explores ways in which contemporary American composers have used traditional compositional genres while incorporating contemporary musical language.

A highlight of the September 11 concert will be the performance of Beethoven’s Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Opus 11 which Carlisle will perform with Lauren Denney Wright on clarinet and Annie Camp on cello.

Dr. Denney Wright currently serves as a professor of clarinet at Berry College. She earned her bachelor of music degree in clarinet performance from Vanderbilt University, the master of music degree in clarinet performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the bachelor of music degree in music education from Kennesaw State University. She completed her doctoral studies in instrumental conducting from the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

Camp received her bachelor of music and master of music degrees from The Julliard School of Music. She played with the Alabama Symphony for seven years and has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Atlanta Opera, and Atlanta Ballet. She recently received her teaching certificate from the New York Public School System through the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. She teaches string orchestra at Darlington School in Rome and teaches privately in the Marietta, Rome, and Chattanooga areas. She is also adjunct cello instructor at Lee University and director of the Community School for the Arts in Cleveland, Tennessee.

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