Storytelling school

The APSU will host a family event “Music, storytelling and art”

CLARKSVILLE, TN – At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, Austin State University Peay’s Department of Music will present “Music, Storytelling, and Art” – an interactive concert featuring APSU Music Professor Dr. Patricia Halbeck , on piano and Dr. Min Sang Kim, Assistant Professor of Music at APSU, performing as a countertenor in the Recital Hall of the Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 147.

The free, family-friendly event will allow anyone aged 4 to 99 to engage with Beethoven and Chopin through words and images. Participants can expect to learn how musical performance evolves through layers of interpretation.

And Halbeck will read excerpts from her children’s book, “Shy Turtle and Dancing Girl,” with projected illustrations and interludes. In the second half of the program, she will present a piano repertoire and invite children in the audience to draw or write the stories they hear in the music.

Halbeck previously studied at the Franz-Schubert Institute in Austria. She received her Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University and her Masters of Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Halbeck received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Oklahoma.

Originally from South Korea, Kim moved to the United States in order to attend pre-college at the Juilliard School. He received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. He received his Masters of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.