Dr. Dale Cockrell of MTSU’s Center for Popular Music gently holds a weathered palm-sized journal filled with musical notations in one hand and a parchment-like handmade flier with newspaper clippings and music about the battle of Fredericksburg in the other.
His colleague, musician and archivist John Fabke, displays an old open-reel tape full of tunes from “Fiddling Bob Douglas,” a Chattanooga gem who made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2000 at age 100.
You can spend the rest of your life saying, “I wish I’d learned a second language,” or you can start speaking one this summer at the 2013 Summer Language Institute at MTSU’s Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition.
The university’s 11th annual Summer Language Institute is offering weeklong courses in multiple languages beginning in mid-June, including — for the first time! — Arabic, Chinese and Latin classes along with Spanish and French instruction.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and PENCIL Foundation will receive donations throughout the eight-week concert series via t-shirt sales, silent auction and onsite donations
The director of MTSU’s women’s and gender studies program has been granted a fellowship in one of the most heralded leadership programs in the nation.
The American Council on Education has announced that Dr. Newtona “Tina” Johnson has been named an ACE fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The ACE Fellows Program “helps ensure that higher education’s future leaders are ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their institutions,” according to www.acenet.edu.
Nashville Symphony Chorus's new Director, Kelly Corcoran
Nashville Symphony announces the appointment of current Associate Conductor Kelly Corcoran as the new director of the Nashville Symphony Chorus. Corcoran’s responsibilities will include working with Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero to review and select choral works to be performed with the Symphony. She will also conduct auditions for new chorus members and rehearse the Symphony Chorus to prepare this nationally recognized ensemble for performances with the orchestra. Corcoran fills this post following the retirement of Dr. George Mabry in November of 2011.