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Piano master class at Transylvania University open to public

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Transylvania University music program and Bluegrass Area Music Teachers Association are co-sponsoring a piano master class conducted by Michael Sitton on Sunday, March 23. Transylvania piano students and Lexington community students will perform.

The public is welcome to observe the class from 1-3 p.m. in Carrick Theater.

Sitton is dean of The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. He has served as dean of fine arts at Eastern New Mexico University and as a faculty member and administrator at Hollins University in Virginia, according to his faculty profile. “A pianist and composer, he holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and literature from the University of Illinois, a master's degree from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor's degree from Mars Hill College in his native North Carolina. He also studied in Paris, earning the Diplome de Concert from the Schola Cantorum as a piano student of Mme. Gaby Casadesus. He has performed widely as a soloist and collaborative musician, and his compositions, primarily in the choral medium, have been published and performed throughout the country.”

Carrick Theater is in Transylvania’s Mitchell Fine Arts Center on West Fourth Street, between North Broadway and Upper Streets. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot. The Mitchell Fine Arts Center is wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact Gretchen Shoot, administrative assistant for the Division of Fine Arts, at 859-233-8141.


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