HPU Petal Points Set To Release First-Ever Studio Album

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 16, 2011 – The Petal Points – High Point University’s all-female a cappella group – are ready to share their talent in a big way, thanks to the group’s first-ever studio album. The group will commemorate the CD?s release in a celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 19 in the Terrace Room in the Slane Center.

The event is a culmination of a weekend of celebration including a concert in conjunction with High Point University’s all-male a cappella group, the Toccatatones, which will be held in the Pauline Theater of Hayworth Fine Arts Center at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18. No tickets are required

The group’s CD, “One Voice,” includes 12 tracks with tunes such as DJ Sammy’s “Heaven,” Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer,” The Foo Fighter’s “The Pretender,” and many more.

“We began recording during the spring 2010 semester,” says Rebecca Donald, public relations and event coordinator for the Petal Points. “We spent endless hours in the recording studio in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. The process took nearly two months, but it was well worth it.”

Cost of the album is $12 and is available for purchase at High Point University’s Campus Bookstore and local businesses such as the Guilded Lily and Hang-Ups. It?s also available online at Amazon.com, CDBaby.com and iTunes.

The Petal Points, which began at HPU in 2002, now consists of 13 members and includes freshman to seniors. Over the years, the group has had opportunities to perform both on and off campus, such as the singing of the National Anthem at sporting events and performing at chapel services, as well as performing at of High Point Market events and the High Point Special Olympics banquet.

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 and Chief of Staff

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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