CU to Hold All-State Piano Ensemble Oct. 28

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The All-State Piano Ensemble, sponsored by the Kentucky Music Teachers Association, will give its annual concert during the association’s conference on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. in the Student Activities Center on the campus of Campbellsville University.

This year’s All-State Ensemble consists of 90 students from elementary to senior high schools representing 13 teaching studios from across the state of Kentucky. Students are recommended by their teachers to participate and prepare specific selections in advance for the muli-keyboard “monster” concert, said Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music at CU.

Susan Ogilvy from Denton, Texas, will conduct the concert. Ogilvy and her husband, Jim, own and operate Ogilvy Music Studio in Denton. She is a composer of piano solo music for Alfred Publishing and Harris Music Companies and writes keyboard ensemble music. Ogilvy has been a clinician for the Yamaha Summer Technology Seminars and has given numerous presentations at major music conferences across the United States.

Joining the All-State Ensemble will be the Campbellsville University Chorale under the direction of Tony Cunha, assistant professor of music. The chorale will sing “A Man for All Times” by Glen Rice with the All-State Ensemble.

The concert marks the 34th year for the All-State Ensemble and is the closing event in the four-day KMTA Conference in Campbellsville. It is coordinated by a team of teachers from across Kentucky, and also includes a smaller Teachers Ensemble. The concert will be followed by a closing ceremony directed by KMTA President Vicki McVay. The community is welcome to attend the free concert.

For more information on this year’s KMTA Conference, contact local host at (270) 789-5287.

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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