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Milligan to host area-wide orchestra workshop

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Sept. 21, 2007) — Over 100 local high school and college students will converge on  the Milligan College campus Saturday, Sept. 22, for the college’s annual string orchestra workshop. The day will culminate with a joint concert in Seeger Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m.

High school orchestras from Science Hill and Dobyns-Bennett high schools will join the Milligan College Orchestra for a workshop led by W. Sande MacMorran, professor of music at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

MacMorran conducts the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra and is assistant conductor and principal tubist of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. He was a founding member of the United States Army Brass Quintet and a former member of the United States Army Band in Washington, D.C., and the Ball State University Faculty Brass Quintet. Currently he is a tubist with the UT Brasswind Quintet.

Leading the orchestra groups is Dr. Kellie Brown, director of the Milligan College Orchestra, Susan Lambert, of Science Hill High School, and Ross Bader, of Dobyns-Bennett High School.

The 7 p.m. concert is free and open to the public.

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MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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