Harding professor to present piano concert

Release Date: 1/3/2006

Clarksville, Ark. --- Dr. Scott Carrell will present The Magic of the Piano at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, at University of the Ozarks.

The event, which will be held in the Walton Fine Arts Center, is part of the university’s 2005-2006 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Tickets are $10 each.

Carrell has captivated audiences in the U.S. and Europe with his virtuosic flair, expressive playing and informative comments of both classical and jazz works. He currently teaches piano, music theory and composition at Harding University and is in demand as a soloist, collaborative artist, teacher, and adjudicator.

A native of Texas, Carrell has performed numerous recitals as soloist and collaborator, including appearances wit the Austin (Texas) Symphony Orchestra and Plainview (Texas) Symphony Orchestra. He has studied with internationally-known artists Drusilla Huffmaster, Ian Hobson and Vladimir Viardo and participated in master classes with Abbey Simon, Gail Delente, and Dominque Merlet. The French Piano Institute awarded him a prize for the best performance of a work by Henri Dutilleux at the 1996 FPI Festival in Paris, France.

Carrell holds degrees from Southwestern University, the University of Illinois, and the doctor of musical arts degree from the University of North Texas. He is an active member of the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association and co-founder of the Searcy Chamber Music Series.