HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 8, 2010 ? High Point University recently featured Dr. Robert Hallquist as a guest lecturer in the Department of Music.
Hallquist, who currently serves as professor of piano at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., spoke to HPU students and faculty on the letters and music of Robert and Clara Schuman. His lecture was accompanied with live musical examples.
Hallquist has a variety of experience in the field of music. He has served as professor of piano for more than 25 years and has worked on several music faculties including Mercer University in Georgia and the University of Northern Colorado. As a concert soloist and chamber musician, he has performed on Georgia Public Television and on Chicago radio station WFMT?s famed ?Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts,? toured southern China to offer recitals and piano master classes, and worked with several orchestras across the U.S.
Hallquist holds three degrees in piano performance: a Bachelor of Arts from Centenary College of Louisiana, a Master of Arts from Indiana University, and a Doctorate from the University of North Texas.
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 highpoint.edu.
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