Columbia State To Host Belmont School Of Music Ensembles

(FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Feb. 10, 2017) - - - Columbia State Community College’s Department of Music in conjunction with the Lyceum Committee have partnered with Belmont University’s School of Music and the Williamson County Public Library to present a free concert Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

The concert will feature Belmont’s two student string quartet ensembles, the Classical String Quartet, directed by Elisabeth Small, and the Jazz String Quartet, directed by Tracy Silverman. These ensembles have been featured at Middle Tennessee Band and Orchestra Association Mid-State clinics, Tennessee Music Educators Association State Conferences, the Dickson Renaissance Center and at the Cheekwood Museum of Art. Both ensembles regularly serve the community by performing at retirement communities, schools and other public venues.

“These students are outstanding musicians and will wow the crowd with their talent and stage presence,” said Emily Gaskill, Columbia State associate professor of music and Lyceum Committee representative. “Since both the classical and the jazz groups are performing, the wide variety of musical selections will appeal to all audience members.”

The concert is scheduled at the Williamson County Public Library and is free and open to the public. The Williamson County Public Library is located at 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin, Tennessee.

For more information about this event, contact Gaskill by email at For more information on other Lyceum events, contact the Lyceum Committee by emailing or visit the Lyceum calendar on the Columbia State website at

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