Pianist and Lecturer Shaun Tirrell to Perform Free Concert at SCC

tyrrellShaun Tirrell will perform a free piano concert on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 pm in Owens Auditorium. Tirrell combines music, mindfulness, and the imagination while connecting it to universal truth.

Tirrell earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Oberlin Conservatory and completed his Masters of Music at Peabody Conservatory. He was accepted into the prestigious Artist’s Diploma program and shared first prize in the Pro Piano International Competition in New York.

Tirrell has performed as a concerto soloist with orchestras and as a solo artist in many countries including Germany, Russia, and Ireland. He has upcoming solo performances in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida and Washington D.C. concluding his tour with a recital at the 2018 Bayreuth Festival in Germany.

He is also the founder and co-owner of Piano Craft, a company specializing in sales and restoration of high-end grand pianos. He is married to Jina Tirrell, a pianist and teacher and is the proud father of three children.

Music Education at SCC

Tirrell’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. 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 those 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 September, and a new immediate concert band will begin in September as well. The band is designed for adults who have some experience playing a concert band instrument but are in need of a refresher. Upon completion, students will be able to join the New Horizons Band in the Pines.

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

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