Kossler to Perform Free Concert at SCC


Dr. Adam Kossler will perform a free classical guitar concert on Thursday, December 1 at 7 pm in Owens Auditorium.

Kossler began his musical studies with his father, William Kossler, and continued his musical training in college with Dr. Elliot Frank, receiving his Bachelor of Music degree at East Carolina University.

He then earned a Master of Music degree at Appalachian State University as a teaching assistant to Dr. Douglas James. Most recently, he completed a doctoral degree at Florida State University, where he served as a teaching assistant to Bruce Holzman.

As a performer, Kossler has been a top prizewinner in a number of international guitar competitions including the Boston Guitarfest, Columbus Guitar Symposium, East Carolina Guitar Competition, MANC guitar competition, Texas International Guitar Competition, Music Teacher National Association Competition, and the Appalachian Guitarfest Competition.

Kossler performs regularly as a solo artist, as a member of the NOVA Guitar Quartet, and with the Kossler Guitar Trio alongside his father Bill and brother John.

He has been featured on many prestigious concert series including the John E. Marlow Guitar Series (Bethesda, MD), Isle Newell Concert Series (Appalachicola, FL), and the Seven Hills Guitar Series (Tallahassee, FL).

Music Education at SCC

Kossler’s appearance at Sandhills Community College has been arranged by the college’s Music Department, which offers an Associate’s degree in Fine Arts in Music and Music Education. This degree, giving a foundation in music theory, music history, and applied music performance skills, is designed to prepare students for transfer to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at a senior college or university.

Curriculum music classes can be taken by students interested in a degree or by those who wish to take a class for general interest. Some of the classes offered are music appreciation, fundamentals, music history, theory, chorus, band, jazz, orchestra, ensemble and many performance classes.

Contact Ryan Book at (910) 695-3828 or booka@sandhills.edu for questions about the college’s Fine Arts programs in Music.

Continuing Education Lifelong Learning Institute classes in music are also offered each semester. Three levels of piano classes will be offered in January and a new concert band will begin in January. The band is designed for adult beginners who would like to play a concert band instrument. Students will learn how to read music and progress to simple tunes on their chosen instrument (provided by student).

Contact Rose George at (910) 695-3775 or georger@sandhills.edu for questions about the college’s Lifelong Learning Institute.

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