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Doug Merritt to perform at Union University

JACKSON, Tenn.Feb. 17, 2004 – Union University’s Department of Music will host a violin recital by Doug Merritt on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hartley Recital Hall, located in Jennings Hall. Deanna Shipley will accompany Merritt on the piano.

The program will include pieces such as “Near to the Heart of God,” arranged by Steven Taylor and David Hamilton, and “Sonata for Violin and Piano (Opus 78),” by Johannes Brahms.

Merritt has performed with many orchestras around the country and has toured Europe twice. He currently lives in Hendersonville, Tenn., and he performs with orchestras in Paducah, Ky.; Huntsville, Ala.; Jackson and Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Shipley resides in Nashville, Tenn., where she teaches piano for the Allegro School of Music and for Western Kentucky University’s Keyboard Development Program. She also works as a vocal accompanist and coach at Belmont University.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gloria Duncan at (731) 661-5345 or gduncan@uu.edu.

by Katie Gould ('04)

Media contact: Tabitha Frizzell, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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