News Release

Pianist Joe Chapman Returns to Dalton State

March 9, 2015

Joe Chapman
Joe Chapman

From “I Got Rhythm” to “Rhapsody in Blue,” concert pianist Joe Chapman will return to Dalton State College to perform time-honored favorites celebrating the life and music of George Gershwin on Monday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.

The program will also include such well-known selections as “Strike Up the Band,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” and “Summertime,” along with highlights from the monumental “Concerto in F.”

Chapman is the Director of Keyboard Studies at the University of North Georgia where he also serves as conductor of the UNG Orchestra. He holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of South Carolina.

Chapman has served the music profession in a number of capacities including a term as president of the Georgia Music Teachers Association. The 2015 Evening with Gershwin Georgia concert tour includes performances in Jesup, Dalton, Douglas, Hawkinsville, Griffin, Americus, and Dahlonega.

“Joe is a great performer and the Dalton community thoroughly enjoys him and his talent,” said Amber Lesicko, assistant director of the Office of Student Life. “We are so excited to have him back at Dalton State.”

This program is free and open to the public, and will be performed in the Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life at (706) 272-4428.

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