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King University Music Department Presents Fall Convocation Nov. 15

BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 2, 2016 – The Applied Music students of King University will perform their Fall Convocation Lecture-Recital on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in King University’s Memorial Chapel on the main campus in Bristol, Tenn.

“We will highlight Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,” says W. Patrick Flannagan, professor of Music and director of choral activities at King University. “Though his life was short, Mozart’s musical genius had a dramatic impact upon all music which is still recognized to this day.”

Born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived only 35 years, dying in Dec. 1791. At age six, Mozart, who was already capable of playing multiple instruments, began performing in public. By age 20, he was the most well-known composer in Europe. During his life, he composed hundreds of works that included sonatas, symphonies, masses, chamber music, concertos, and operas, marked by vivid emotion and sophisticated textures.

Performances will include piano, flute, and solo vocal performances. Some of the students performing Nov. 15 include senior Bethany Campbell, junior Lauren Castor, freshman Nick Reynolds, and senior Alex Campbell.

The Spring Music Convocation is open to the public and free of charge. For additional information, contact W. Patrick Flannagan at or 423.652.4846 or Shea A. Clay at or 423.652.4831.


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.