FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2008
CONTACT: Tim Musselman, (615) 898-2493
MTSU SERVES AS HOST FOR 2008 TENNESSEE GUITAR FESTIVAL MARCH 15-20
Six-Day Event Free, Open to the Public; Guest Concerts at 8 p.m. March 15-19
(MURFREESBORO)—The 2008 Tennessee Guitar Festival will take place March 15-20 at MTSU and feature a free and open concert at 8 p.m. daily on March 15-19 in the T. Earl Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building.
In addition to William Yelverton, MTSU guitar professor, the featured artists in this year’s festival will include Christopher Berg, Duo Firenze, John Johns, Matt Palmer, Valerie Hartzell, Randy Reed and Roger Hudson.
Regarding the free 8 p.m. concerts, Yelverton and Hudson will perform Saturday, March 15, in a faculty guitar concert. Next, Hartzell and Reed will perform the following day, Sunday, March 16, while Firenze will perform Monday, March 17, and Berg will play Tuesday, March 18. Guitarists Palmer and Johns will perform Wednesday, March 19.
Yelverton said master classes also will be held in conjunction with the festival. The Randy Reed master class will take place at 11:15 a.m. March 17; the Christopher Berg master class will begin at 2:45 p.m. March 19; and the Matt Palmer master class will get under way at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 20. Each class will be held in the Hinton Hall, with the exception of Palmer’s master class, which will be conducted in Room 211 of the Saunders Fine Arts.
The Tennessee Guitar Festival is made possible in part by the Arts Builds Communities program, D’Addario Music Foundation, the MTSU Instructional Development Committee, the MTSU Office of Sponsored Programs, the MTSU College of Liberal Arts and the MTSU School of Music.
For more information on the festival, please visit its online site at http://www.mtsu.edu/~yelverto/guitfest.html or call the music school at 615-898-2493.