Tag: Music

Piedmont University’s Camerata to Perform Wide-Ranging Works by Female Composers During May 22 Event

Piedmont University’s artists-in-residence chamber ensemble, Piedmont Camerata, will present a free concert at 4 p.m. on May 22 at the Chapel on the Demorest campus. “We are especially excited about this program as it celebrates the work of women composers from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries,” said Dr. Jeri-Mae Astolfi, pianist and artist-in-residence. “The…

Piedmont University to Host “Electrifying” Performance by Acclaimed Pianist Jeri-Mae Astolfi

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi will give a free performance at 4 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Chapel on Piedmont University’s Demorest campus. Astolfi, a senior artist-in-residence at Piedmont, said the theme of her performance is “fire.” Each of the pieces she will play have been influenced in some way by the element….

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…

Magazine ranks Piedmont top private college in Georgia

Piedmont University has been rated the top private college in Georgia by James Magazine. Published in the magazine’s July/August “Education” issue, Piedmont ranked ahead of nine other private colleges. The popular Georgia magazine is published six times a year and covers business, education, and politics in the Peach State. James also ranked Georgia’s universities and technical schools. The magazine…

Astolfi wins teaching award

Piedmont University Artist-in-Residence and Pianist Dr. Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi has been awarded the 2020 Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award. The accolade, established in 2011, recognizes music educators for excellence in teaching and inspiring young people to study piano. In a commendation letter, Steinway recognized Astolfi’s resilience “throughout a difficult and restrictive year.” “Your commitment…