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Faculty Brass Concert to Take Place Monday in Pangle

Lee University faculty members Gordon James, Bill Pritchard, Dr. Doug Warner, and Dr. Nathan Warner, along with Lee graduate student Caleb Hall, will present a brass quintet concert on Monday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall.

The evening will feature works by J.S. Bach, Victor Ewald, Georg Frederic Handel, and Maurice Ravel.

As Principal Horn of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, James has been playing and teaching horn for over 30 years. He is currently an adjunct horn instructor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Southern Adventist University, and Lee.

A tuba and euphonium professor and orchestral coach at Lee, Pritchard is also the low brass professor at Georgia College and State University. He began teaching in Atlanta in 2001 while he was a member of the Army Ground Forces Band. He currently plays tuba with the Midtown Brass Quintet, the Georgia Brass Band, the New Atlanta Philharmonic, the John’s Creek Symphony Orchestra, the Ludwig Symphony, Mercury Orkestar, and the Fourth Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra.

Dr. Doug Warner is chair of the department of music performance studies and professor of music at Lee. He has been Principal Trombonist of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera since 1985. From 1986 to 1997, he was a member of the King’s Brass, a touring ensemble with which he recorded four albums.

Dr. Nathan Warner is an assistant professor of music at Lee and has performed with the Chattanooga Symphony, the Knoxville Symphony, Lady Antebellum, Doc Severinsen, Peter Cetera, Clay Aiken, Slide Hampton, Lou Marini, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Frederick Fennell, Olivia Newton-John, Franki Valli and The Four Seasons, and more. Prior to Lee, he was the Instructor of Trumpet at the Manhattan School of Music Pre College in New York City. He is an endorsed Bach Trumpet Artist.

Hall received his bachelor's degree in music business from Lee in 2011 and is now pursuing his master's in music performance at Lee. Since earning his undergraduate degree, Hall has performed and recorded with multiple groups and artists that span a wide variety of music, including with his own band. In addition to performing, he works as a composer, arranger, and educator.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the concert, email music@leeuniversity.edu or contact Lee’s School of Music at 423-614-8240.
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