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February 3, 2003

Internationally known pianist to conduct master class at Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—John Perry, distinguished professor of music at the University of Southern California, will conduct a master class on the Birmingham-Southern College campus Saturday, Feb. 8.

The public class will begin at 10 a.m. in the Hill Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Perry, who has an international reputation as an outstanding piano teacher, has had a number of his students win major competitions including the Rubinstein, the Naumburg, national Chopin competition, and the Beethoven Foundation competition.

Perry's appearance is part of the Birmingham-Southern Hugh and Barbara Thomas Master Class Series designed to have famous artists visit the campus and mentor students for a day.

“We bring master artists to the campus each year in four areas of music: instrumental performance, vocal performance, piano performance, and composition,” said Dr. Lester Seigel, chair of BSC's Division of Fine and Performing Arts.

The Master Class Series honors the late Hugh Thomas, professor emeritus at Birmingham-Southern, and his late wife, Barbara, a former BSC piano instructor.

For additional information on the event, contact LaTonya Roy at 226-4950 or




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