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Milligan to host area-wide orchestra workshop

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (September 15, 2009) — More than 150 local high school and college students will gather on the Milligan College campus Saturday, Sept. 19, for the college’s third annual string orchestra workshop. The day will culminate with a joint concert in Seeger Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m.

The area’s only two high school orchestras, Science Hill and Dobyns-Bennett, will join the Milligan College Orchestra for a workshop led by the highly recognized educator and conductor, Dr. Michael Weaver, of North Greenville University.

Weaver teaches viola, violin and music history at NGU’s Cline School of Music where he also conducts the Orchestra. He has performed with the North Carolina Symphony and regularly performs as a violist with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra.  Additionally, Weaver serves as the music director and conductor of the Hendersonville Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Weaver holds degrees in music education, performance and Suzuki pedagogy from East Carolina University and Florida State University. He studied conducting at Florida State University with Alex Jimenez and Jim Croft.

The 7 p.m. concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Milligan College Music Office at 423.461.8723.

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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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