UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
March 6, 2012
Contact: Dr. Brent Shires, (501)-472-3350, email@example.com
MID-SOUTH HORN WORKSHOP SET FOR MARCH 30-APRIL 1
By Paige Turner
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office
Conway — The University of Central Arkansas will host the Mid-South Horn Workshop March 30-April 1 in the Snow Fine Arts Center.
Admission for the three-day event, which is open to the public, is $65. Those who are not horn players may register for $30. All ages are encouraged to attend.
“From the incredible technical brilliance of international solo artist Frank Lloyd of Europe, to the mind-blowing music of New York-based Meridian Arts Ensemble, attendees will experience the best of the horn in one weekend,” said Dr. Brent Shires, assistant professor of horn at UCA.
The Mid-South Horn Workshop, a celebration of the French horn, is a regional workshop of the International Horn Society. It is an annual event, with styles ranging from classical to modern, jazz and contemporary, and is hosted each year by a volunteer from among a five-state region of the south central part of the country. Shires started the event at UCA in 2004.
On-site registration begins at noon on Friday, March 30. The workshop will feature artists Frank Lloyd, who is also the current president of the International Horn Society, and the Meridian Arts Ensemble. All performances will be held in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Activities are scheduled throughout the day from noon Friday to the final concert on Sunday and will include lectures, competitions, regional artist recitals, participant ensembles and an exhibit hall with horns for sale.
The anticipated performances are Frank Lloyd in recital on Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.; Meridian Arts Ensemble in concert on Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday’s final concert, “A Sunday Horn Service,” at 11:30 a.m., featuring regional artists, featured guests, ensembles and more. Tickets for the Friday or Sunday concerts may be purchased for $15 in advance by visiting the workshop’s website.
For more information on the workshop, ticket sales and full schedule, visit http://midsouth.hornworkshop.org or contact Shires at (501)-472-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.