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Classical Pianist to Perform at the Cultural Arts Center

George Mann will be performing next week at the Cultural Arts Center in Douglasville.

George Mann. Courtesy of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County
George Mann. Courtesy of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County
From the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County

The Cultural Arts Council presents classical pianist George Mann as the performing artist for 2014 Kinna Chamber Concert.

Mann will be performing at Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, February 15th, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Kinna Chamber Concert are available for $15 a person, $12 for CAC members and $5 for students and music teachers.

George Mann received the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati where his principal teacher was the late Herbert L. Newman. In 1971 Mann joined the faculty of Kansas State College of Pittsburg and in 1974 he came to the University of West Georgia in Carrollton where he was Professor of Music until retirement in spring, 2003. He currently teaches in his home studio in Lithia Springs.

Mann was selected as the 2007 Georgia Music Teacher Association Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by GMTA in recognition of lifetime achievement as a music teacher. A recipient of the Master Teacher Certificate from Music Teachers National Association, Mann has had several students receive recognition in various piano events. He has presented many piano workshops and master classes and is frequently asked to judge competitions throughout the South. 

Mann has performed widely as solo recitalist, accompanist, and chamber music participant. He has been soloist with orchestras in Ohio, Kansas, and Georgia. In 1997, Mann was commissioned by Intersound Recordings to record a four CD set of classical piano music entitled “Sensual Classics” which was distributed nationally and internationally.

In fall 2007, Mann won the composition contest sponsored by the Episcopal Church Diocese of Atlanta for his congregational mass celebrating the centennial of the diocese.  His mass was sung at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, at the closing ceremony of the centennial year in November, 2007.  Mann is Director of Music at St. Julian’s Episcopal Church in Douglasville.

The Cultural Arts Center is located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville. Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Cultural Arts Council is supported by the City of Douglasville, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Georgia Council for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation reserves great art. For detailed directions and more information, please contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770/949-2787 or visit www.artsdouglas.org.

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