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September Area Events

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by Paula Augustine | Area Events

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Johnson City Symphony

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 6:00pm, Winged Deer Park

Don't miss the JCSO's highly anticipated annual outdoor pop's concert. Bring the family, a picnig, and somethingto sit on and enjoy a musical evening. Admission is free and open to the public.

Malina Brothers Band

Thursday, September 22, 2022 7:30 PM, Powell Recital Hall, ETSU

The Malina Brothers Band are described as a fusion of Bluegrass and Baroque, coming to us from the Czech Republic. You can read more about them here:  Malina Brothers

Admission is free and open to the public.


Yevgeny Yontov, Pianist

Friday, September 23, 2022 7:30 PM, Powel Recital Hall, ETSU

Yevgeny Yontov is an Isreali pianist, please see more here: http://yevgenyyontov.com/bio  Admission is free and open to the public, with donations accepted at the door.  For those who cannot attend in person, the link to view the concert is: https://youtu.be/G1ioiqO752g

Appalachian Joy: Béla Fleck with Symphony of the Mountains

Satruday, September 24, 2022 7:30 PM, Toy F Ried, Eastman, Kingspoert TN

15-time Grammy Award winner Béla Fleck will join us to perform his popular “Juno Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra”. The concert will open with the world premiere of New York composer Seth Grosshandler’s “Mountain Festival Overture” followed by Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring”. Tickets can be purchased here: https://symphonyofthemountains.org/event/appalachian-joy-bela-fleck-with-symphony-of-the-mountains/

Tina Stallard, Vocalist

Satruday, September 24, 2022 7:30 PM, Powel Recital Hall, ETSU

Guest Artist Tina Stallard will be performing in the Martin Center's Powell Recital Hall on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 for General Admission, $6 for non-ETSU students.

Peryton Pathways

Friday, August 19, 2022 by Paula Augustine | Uncategorized

The Peryton

The students have already been asking about the new poster hanging in the studio, the Peryton. This is a medieval mythological creature known as the winged deer.

They live in secret and do not show themselves very often. They do not want to admit their fears and they are sometimes a little stubborn.

They know that strength and bravery can overcome so much. They want to prove they can.

It can be hard to learn new things. Learning to play music takes strength in our brain. No one can see our brains and it is our own secret place. We can create strength by creating many pathways from one side of the brain to the other. These pathways create a strong web that the Peryton can cross back and forth.

Students get to experiment with different practice strategies to build strong “pathways” in their brain, reinforcing the benefits of practicing smarter – not harder.

The Peryton is a fun way to help students grow in grit and growth mindset in their learning journey. This journey encounters many ups and downs and creating a strong growth mindset is a part of what we do at Miss Paula's Music Studio.

February Area Events

Thursday, January 27, 2022 by Paula Augustine | Uncategorized

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Duo Amadeae Piano

Friday, February 11, 2022 7:30 PM, Martin Center Grand Hall

Drs. Esther and Sun-A Park perform as Duo Amadeae onstage together. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $10 Seniors, and students admitted free with ID



Celebrating Black American Composers

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:30 PM, Martin Center Recital Hall

Celebrating Black American Composers featuring the ETSU Piano Studio in collaboration with Black American Studies students.  This event is free and open to the public. Livestream link for viewing remotely:  https://youtu.be/YBx4pYmZmN0


A Grand Night for Singing

February 24, 25, 26 2022 @ 7:30 pm, Milligan University Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Auditorium

An evening of music by Broadway's most beloved duo, Rodgers and Hammerstein. Featuring such favorites "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," "Honeybun," and "Shall We Dance?." A Grand Night for Singing will keep your toes tapping long after you leave. Tickets: $10 + service fee