Performance to be Held at the Williamson County Public Library on April 7
(Franklin, 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 an evening of romantic Spanish serenades and contemporary Argentine dances on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Williamson County Public Library. 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.
The Williamson County Public Library is located at 1314 Columbia Avenue in Franklin.
For information on this and other Lyceum events, contact the Lyceum Committee by emailing email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The Williamson County Campus has served Williamson County residents for more than 30 years, and currently serves more than 1,400 students in the various program areas of Nursing, EMT/Paramedic, Business Technology, Commercial Entertainment, and more. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.