HPU Hires Turner As Assistant Professor Of Music

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2010 ? Dr. John Turner has been hired as assistant professor of music in the Department of Music at High Point University.

In his new position, Turner will be responsible for implementing the recently revised music core curriculum, which combines music literature, history of music, music theory and aural skills. Additionally, Turner will teach student musicians who play string instruments, in order to promote music making as a lifetime activity and build a string ensemble capable of performing masterworks from the literature.

“When I was offered the position at High Point University, there was never any question in my mind that I should take it,” says Turner. “The university, as a whole, and the music department specifically, have the leadership and vision to move to the next level of innovation in collegiate instruction, and I am eager to play a role in creating the structures and methods that I believe will be standard practice in the future.”

Turner, who is originally from Tacoma, Wash., received a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, as well as a Doctor of Music Arts degree and a certificate in music theory pedagogy from the from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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