CU Faculty Member to Have Voice Recital Feb. 26

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University School of Music voice faculty member Dr. David Hedrick will present his second recital of the school year on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall on the university campus.

The program will consist of 15th and 16th century Italian art songs and 20th century songs accompanied by string quartet. Composers include Legrenzi, Torelli, Scarlatti, Britten, and American composers Randall Thompson and Clara Edwards.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Hedrick teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in music education, choral arranging and applied voice at CU.

Hedrick was voted the Fourth District Kentucky Music Educators Association Outstanding College/University Teacher of the Year for 2009.

Hedrick retired in 2006 from public schools after completing 28 years. He was most recently director of vocal music at Shelby County High School in Shelbyville, Ky., where he served a total of 23 years.

Hedrick received his bachelor of science degree with a music area (K-12 certification) from Campbellsville University and his master of music education from Eastern Kentucky University.

He holds a doctorate in education from the University of Sarasota in Florida. He has also been associated with the outdoor musical drama, “Stephen Foster – The Musical” for 36 years and will be musical director this season.

Hedrick is a member of the Kentucky Music Educators Association and the Music Education National Convention.  He has served as president of the Kentucky’s fifth district music association and is a former board member of KMEA.

The humanities textbook, “Humanities for High School Students” and the accompanying “Teacher Resource Guide,” co-authored by Hedrick, has become popular across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, he said.

Since coming to CU’s School of Music, Hedrick has original choral compositions published by Lorenz Music Publishing Co., and CU choral groups have performed his compositions.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.

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