GWU Music Department Announces Distinguished Artist Concert Event on March 29

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Tubist Tom McCaslin and Pianist Catherine Garner to be Featured

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts music department will present Tom McCaslin and Catherine Garner in concert on Saturday, March 29 at 3 p.m. in Blanton Auditorium, located inside Hamrick Hall at the GWU main campus.  McCaslin will be featured on tuba, while Garner will offer performances on piano as part of the music department’s Distinguished Artist Series.

Tuba soloist and teacher Tom McCaslin has been hailed as a contemporary tuba virtuoso.  He has presented recitals and master classes all over the world, including the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, Australia and Finland.  As an orchestral musician, he has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, and North Carolina Symphony and many others.  He earned a Licentiate in Music Performance from McGill University and a master’s degree in music performance at Arizona State University.

Pianist Catherine Garner serves as an assistant teaching instructor at East Carolina University (Greenville, N.C.).  She earned a doctorate in collaborative arts and chamber music from the Eastman School of Music and has performed as a soloist with the Louisiana State University Orchestra, the Monroe (La.) Symphony Orchestra, the Tallahassee Symphony, the Tallahassee Ballet, and the Big Bend Orchestra. She was a staff pianist at the American Institute for Musical Studies summer program in Graz, Austria as well as a participant at the Summer Academy in Nice, France with Dalton Baldwin.  Garner rejoined the East Carolina faculty after completing her studies from the Eastman School, were she held a teaching assistantship for the undergraduate accompanying classes, and assistantships in studio accompanying and opera coaching. She resides in Greenville, N.C.

For more information, contact the Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts music division at 704-406-4453.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University blends a liberal arts core curriculum with more than 55 major and minor professional programs of study, a comprehensive academic experience that flows from our Christian commitment to intellectual freedom, service and leadership.