For Immediate Release
CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, DR. DAVID
HEDRICK, TO PRESENT SOLO VOCAL PROGRAM
By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University voice faculty member Dr. David Hedrick will present a program of spirituals and folk songs on Friday, March 5 at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall of the Gosser Fine Arts Center at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville.
The program is open and free to the public.
Hedrick said the program will include a mixture of spirituals and folk songs that he recalled during his childhood and presented with string quartet, guitar and bass arrangements, which he created.
Among the songs included are “Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho,” “Balm in Gilead,” “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” and “Shenandoah.”
Hedrick has arranged all of the music. Also featured will be a jazz instrumental version of “Go Tell it on the Mountain.” Assisting on the program will be the CU String Choir under the direction of Wansoo Cho, adjunct instructor in the CU School of Music.
Hedrick retired in 2006 from public schools after completing his 28th year of teaching choral music. Hedrick teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in music education and applied voice at Campbellsville University.
He received his bachelor of science degree with a music area (K-12 certification) from Campbellsville University and his master of music education degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He holds a doctorate in education from the University of Sarasota in Florida.
As a professional musician he has sung in opera, oratorio, musical theater and performed numerous vocal recitals. This past year at CU he presented two major recitals and performed a tenor/baritone duet with the University Orchestra.
This past semester he presented a program of spirituals and folk songs and created the arrangements for string quartet, guitar and bass.
His most recent works include a cantata titled “What is Man?”, two orchestral pieces and a complete symphony titled “Symphony Fantasia.”
The CU Wind Ensemble will perform one of his original wind compositions this spring. He is completing an opera.
Hedrick is a member of the Kentucky Music Educators Association and Music Education National Convention. He was named Teacher of the Year while at Shelby County High School and in 2008 was the recipient of the University Teacher of the Year given by the fourth district music association.
The textbook, “Humanities for High School Students,” co-authored by Hedrick, has been used across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and one of his choral compositions was published by Lorenz Music Publishing Co.
His music has been performed by various choral groups, ensembles and soloists at the CU School of Music. He was a guest choral conductor for the Jefferson County Public Schools’ All-County Choirs in January 2008 in Louisville.
Hedrick is the musical director for the outdoor musical drama “The Stephen Foster Story” and has been on two tours to Japan with the Foster company. This summer will be his 39th season with the production.
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 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.