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Milligan to host area-wide string orchestra concert

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Aug. 28, 2013) — Through its continued partnership with area schools to promote music education, Milligan College will host the seventh annual area-wide string orchestra workshop, which culminates with a concert on Friday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium in Seeger Memorial Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

The all-day workshop will feature 200 high school and college string students from Dobyns-Bennett High School, Science Hill High School and Milligan. The workshop clinician will be renowned conductor and violist Chung Park from Appalachian State University. The day will culminate with an evening concert showcasing the beautiful and energetic sounds of a mass string orchestra.

Park currently serves as director of orchestral activities at Appalachian State University. At ASU, Park conducts the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, Appalachian Philharmonia and Appalachian Opera Theatre. He is also music director and conductor of Project Copernicus, a large chamber ensemble dedicated to performing music by living composers that has received wide critical acclaim.

Active as a guest conductor, Park has led the Western Plains Opera, conducted the chamber version of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has led several honor orchestras including the 9/10 Florida All-State Orchestra, 11/12 Hillsborough County and North Dakota All-State Orchestra. Park also leads the Cannon Music Camp orchestras.

Park’s primary musical studies were completed at the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Miami, where he received a doctor of musical arts degree as a student of renowned conductor and composer Thomas Sleeper.

For additional information, contact the Milligan music department at 423.461.8723 or at music@milligan.edu.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college 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 College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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