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ACU Music Department’s annual Artist Series to feature Scott Carrell

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Feb. 1, 2005

The Abilene Christian University Department of Music will present a piano recital by Scott Carrell on Saturday, February 5 at 8:00 p.m. in the Williams Performing Arts Center Recital Hall as part of the annual Artist Series.  Carrell will perform works by Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy and Bernstein.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Carrell has performed with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Plainview Symphony Orchestra, Southwestern University Orchestra and the Harding University/Community Orchestra. Carrell holds degrees from Southwestern University, the University of Illinois, and the D.M.A. from the University of North Texas.  An active member of the Arkansas State Music Teachers, he served as the state coordinator for the student composition competition and began serving as the MTNA South Central Division coordinator in 2004. The French Piano Institute awarded him a prize for the best performance of a work by Henri Dutilleux at the 1996 FPI Festival in Paris, France.  He was also honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award from Harding University for the 2003-2004 academic year.

Each year the ACU Music Department sponsors a five-concert Artist Series that brings nationally and internationally known musicians to campus.  Recent guest artists include the Harrington String Quartet, the Irish traditional band "Last Night's Fun," cellist Steven Frammil, pianist Nelita True, the Huntington Brass Quintet, and mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. 

"By providing a showcase for gifted performers from around the nation, we are expressing our commitment to musical excellence for our students, the university, and the community of Abilene," said Dr. Greg Straughn, chair of the Department of Music.

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