Category: Arts & Sciences

Students: Apply Now to Participate in 2022 Piedmont Symposium

Poster presentations at the 2020 Piedmont Symposium.

Applications are now being accepted for the fourth-annual Piedmont Symposium, the university’s annual celebration of student research and creative inquiry. “The symposium is a highly anticipated event at Piedmont University,” said Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Julia Schmitz, who directs the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan, which promotes high-impact practices. The Symposium was created as part…

‘The Ferrari of Choral Singing’: Piedmont’s Cantabile Performs Oct. 28

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Piedmont University’s elite student singing ensemble, Cantabile, will perform a repertoire ranging from Estonian folk songs to pop hits during their Oct. 28 concert at the Demorest campus. Cantabile is a small ensemble comprised of only six performers. Students undergo a rigorous audition process before being invited to join Cantabile.  “It’s like the Ferrari of…

Piedmont University to Host Exhibition Celebrating Life, Impact of Art Professor Leroy Young

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Piedmont University will host an exhibition featuring the work of Leroy Young, an art professor who passed away in 2020, from Oct. 7 to Nov. 4 at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, 567 Georgia St. in Demorest. Young taught at Piedmont from 2000 to 2008. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam…

Piedmont History Professor Aims to Teach the Past — and How to Make a Better Future

Piedmont University Assistant Professor Scarlet Jernigan

Ever since she can remember, Scarlet Jernigan has been fascinated by history, and particularly the history of Georgia, her native state. As a faculty member at Piedmont University, she hopes to nurture the same appreciation in her students. “I was so excited to be hired by Piedmont because it is in Georgia. I’m going to…

Piedmont University Theatre Department Presents the Rock Musical Hair

Johnny Goodwyn "Hud" in the rock musical Hair.

Peace, love, and happiness will take the stage this October as the Piedmont University Theatre Department presents Hair, the rock musical that debuted more than 50 years ago. Hair explores themes related to the peace movement of the 1960s that emerged in opposition to the Vietnam War. Director of Theatrical Productions Bill Gabelhausen said today’s youth “have become…

Piedmont University President to Give Organ Recital on Sept. 19 in Athens

Piedmont University President Dr. James F. Mellichamp

Piedmont University President Dr. James. F. Mellichamp will perform a recital on the new pipe organ at Athens First United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. on Sept. 19. In February 2018, First United Methodist commissioned Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., to build a new organ. With nearly 3,900 pipes, it is one of the largest organs…

Piedmont University to Offer Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling Beginning Spring 2022

Piedmont University will launch a master’s degree in Professional Counseling spring 2022, a program that responds to both student demand and the rise of technology within the field. Applications for the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling – Clinical Mental Health Concentration, a fully online program, will be accepted through Nov. 15. Classes begin in…

Artist Pamela Diaz Martinez Bringing Her Work to Piedmont University

"Observed and Recorded Permutations of The Holy Spirit" is among the works artist Pamela Diaz Martinez will exhibit at Piedmont University's Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art.

Piedmont University will host artist Pamela Diaz Martinez, who previously worked in the fashion industry, for a panel discussion and month-long exhibit that opens Aug. 26.  “Pamela’s work is very colorful and abstract, said Rebecca Brantley, director of Piedmont’s Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art. “It presents a different way of thinking about art making that we…

‘A Destination for the Arts’: Piedmont University releases 2021-22 fine arts schedule

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A world premiere, the Vienna Boys Choir, an all-female brass ensemble, student productions, and exhibits featuring artists from North Georgia and beyond are among many exciting fine arts events planned for Piedmont University this year. Piedmont has released its full 2021-22 Fine Arts schedule. “Every year, we position Piedmont more and more as a destination…