Performance Complimentary and Open to the Public on April 7
(Columbia, Tenn. – March 30, 2011) - - - Columbia State Community College’s International Education Committee in conjunction with the Lyceum Committee will host Classical guitarist Christopher Dorsey for a performance of romantic Spanish serenades and contemporary Argentine dances on Thursday, April 7 at 11 a.m. in the Cherry Theater located in the Waymon L. Hickman building on the Columbia Campus. Dorsey’s musical selections are based upon the nostalgic folk music of the countryside and the seductive tangos of Buenos Aires. This event is complimentary and open to the public.
Dorsey received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Belmont University where he received training from John Pell. He was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Guitar Performance from Middle Tennessee State University where he studied with William Yelverton. In addition, he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Guitar Performance from the School of Music at Arizona State University under the direction of well-known teacher and guitarist Frank Koonce.
Dorsey has performed in the master classes of Dusan Bogdanovic, Michael Chapdelaine, Evangelos and Liza, William Kanengiser, David Leisner, Celso Machado, Javier García Moreno, Máximo Diego Pujol, Victor Villadangos and Jason Vieaux. He studied flamenco with guitarist Miguel Ángel Corral at Escuela Carmen de las Cuevas in Granada, Spain during the summer of 1998. Dorsey received a grant in 2000 from the Arizona State University (ASU) College of Fine Arts and the “Friends” of the ASU Center for Latin American Studies. Through this grant, Dorsey was able to study tango with guitarist and composer Hugo Romero in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He continued his studies in 2006 where he examined Argentinean folk music and interpretation with composer Marcelo Coronel in Rosario, Argentina.
Dorsey began teaching classical guitar at the university level in 1996 and expanded to teaching children and young adults since 1999. In 2005, he established the Dorsey Guitar Studio, located in Phoenix, Arizona, which offers high-quality musical and classical guitar instruction to children and youth.
Currently, Dorsey is active as both a soloist and member of the Santa Fe Guitar Quartet of Argentina. He has recorded two albums with the quartet including Jouneys (2003) and Wapango (2007). In addition, his solo album Antiguo canto: The Music of Marcelo Coronel debuted in 2010.
For information on this and other Lyceum events, contact the Lyceum Committee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Lyceum calendar on the Columbia State website at www.columbiastate.edu/lyceum. For more information on international education at Columbia State contact Ana Basoa-McMillan, Associate Professor of English and Spanish at (931) 540-2876 or by emailing email@example.com.
Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest higher education system in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.