Kennesaw State offers high school music clinic

KENNESAW‚ Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Department of Music will offer its second annual music…

Georgia (Jun 8, 2007) — Kennesaw State offers high school music clinic

Cheryl Anderson Brown


Director of University Relations
Frances Weyand Harrison

Writer: Cheryl Anderson Brown‚ Assistant Director of Public Relations for the College of the Arts‚ 770−499−3417 or

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (June 6‚ 2007) — The Kennesaw State University Department of Music will offer its second annual music clinic for high school students June 11−16 at Marietta First United Methodist Church in Marietta. The clinic offers a comprehensive music experience for student instrumentalist‚ pianists and singers.

Enrollment in the 2007 Clinic has grown by 20 percent since the inaugural year in 2006. Students will interact with 22 members of Kennesaw State’s faculty‚ and six KSU music majors will serve as mentors to attendees. Faculty include Michael Alexander‚ music director of the Cobb Symphony Orchestra and director of orchestras at KSU‚ and musicians from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra‚ Cobb Symphony and Atlanta Opera Orchestra.

Students will perform in large and small ensembles‚ attend master classes‚ and study music theory‚ music history and conducting. Students also will receive daily individual lessons. The week culminates with student chamber music performances on Friday‚ June 15 and large ensemble performances on Saturday‚ June 16. Rising seniors who participate in the clinic will be considered for music scholarships at Kennesaw State.

“Michael Alexander and our applied music faculty are building the relationships necessary to make our music clinic thrive for area students‚” said Peter Witte‚ chair of the KSU Department of Music. “As a result of the KSU Summer Music Clinic‚ our faculty make music with talented students from our local schools. It’s another way the KSU College of the Arts connects with our community.”

For more information about the clinic‚ visit the department’s website at


A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit