HPU To Host Fall Instrumental Concert

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 20, 2010 ? High Point University will celebrate its talented student instrumentalists with an exciting evening of music at the annual Fall Instrumental Ensemble Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public.

The concert will feature several ensembles from the university family, including the HPU Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Pep Band, Chamber Orchestra, Drum Line, Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble, Flute Choir and Brass Ensemble.

Dr. Danny Frye, director of instrumental studies at HPU, says the concert will feature a variety of works, ranging from classical to contemporary, and that there is something for everyone to enjoy in the performance. Pieces by Brooks, Ellington, Vinson, and Strayhorn will also be featured.

“We have added four new ensembles this year,” says Frye. “This will be the largest instrumental concert in the history of High Point University and I hope everyone will put this on their calendar and join us for an evening of great music.”

The concert is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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