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Pianist to open FPC Arts Series

October 15th, 2013 9:35 am by Entertainment Staff

Pianist to open FPC Arts Series

First Presbyterian Church of Bristol, Tenn., will kick off its 2013-2014 Arts Series on Oct. 20 with a performance by pianist Ryan Fogg. Show time is 3 p.m.

Fogg will perform works by Poulenc, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Bolcom on the church’s restored 1929 Steinway grand piano.

Fogg is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies at Carson-Newman University. A native Texan, he holds degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Houston and East Texas Baptist University.

He maintains an active performing schedule, presenting solo recitals regularly throughout the United States. In addition, he has recorded new works by American composers through Albany Records, and has written articles for Clavier Companion and Piano Pedagogy Forum.

Fogg currently serves as President-Elect of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association and is also a member of the College Music Society and Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society.

A dedicated teacher, he has been recognized by Carson-Newman University with the Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award (2010) and the Faculty Creativity Award (2008, 2012), and was named the 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year by the Knoxville Music Teachers Association. He has also served on the faculties of Northwest Missouri State University and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.

His former teachers include Gregory Allen, Danielle Martin, Robert Brownlee and Dr. Randall Sulton.

Fogg lives in Jefferson City with his wife, Nicki, and their daughter, Cora. 

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students.

The church is located at 701 Florida Ave., just west of King University.

Through its Arts Series, First Presbyterian Church strives to share with the community events that enrich and inspire the life of the people of Bristol and encourage the artistically gifted of the region and beyond.

For more information, call the church at (423) 764-7176.

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