FOR RELEASE: Sept. 6, 2011
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Tim Musselman, 615-898-2493
Carson-Newman pianist plans free solo recital at MTSU Sept. 15
MURFREESBORO—Ryan Fogg, faculty pianist at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., will present a free public solo piano recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in Hinton Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.
Selections to be performed include Franz Schubert’s C minor sonata, D. 958, Maurice Ravel’s “Miroirs” and Franz Liszt’s “Mephisto Waltz No. 1.”
“Fogg’s diverse program includes some of the greatest works written for the piano,” said Arunesh Nadgir, assistant professor of piano at MTSU.
Fogg is an associate professor of music and director of keyboard studies at Carson-Newman. A native Texan, he also maintains an active performing schedule, presenting solo recitals regularly throughout the United States, collaborating with the Blair String Quartet and appearing as concerto soloist with the Knoxville Wind Symphony. Albany Records recently released his debut CD of new American piano music, “The Fogg Project.”
Fogg holds national certification through the Music Teachers National Association and is also a member of the College Music Society and Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society. He has been recognized by Carson-Newman College with the 2010 Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award and the 2008 Faculty Creativity Award and was named the 2009-10 Teacher of the Year by the Knoxville Music Teachers Association.
For more information on concerts by the MTSU School of Music, please call 615-898-2493 or visit www.mtsumusic.com.
Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution located in Murfreesboro and is the state’s largest public undergraduate institution. In September 2011, MTSU will celebrate its 100th year anniversary with special events and activities throughout the year — kicked off by a Blue-Tie Centennial Gala on Friday, Sept. 9.
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