HPU To 'Jazz It Up' With Spring Concert

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 1, 2011 ? High Point University will showcase its talented instrumentalists with an evening of music at its first Spring Instrumental Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature several university student ensembles including the HPU Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Symphonic Band.

Dr. Danny Frye, director of instrumental studies at HPU, says that the groups will perform a variety of works including ?Shock Factor,? which was written by HPU instructor of composition, Nathan Daughtrey, ?American Elegy,? several familiar jazz pieces and others.

?Our Spring Instrumental Concert promises to have something for everyone,? says Frye. ?From classical chamber ensemble music and demanding symphonic band literature to toe-tapping percussion selections and laid back jazz standards, this concert has it all. We?re excited to share the diverse student talent found at HPU.?

No tickets are required. 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 14 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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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist



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