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Garrett McQueen Returns

Clara Prinston, Garrett McQueen, Melony Dodson
Todd Steed
Clara Prinston, Garrett McQueen, Melony Dodson

Melony Dodson and Clara Prinston engage former Afternoon Concert host Garrett McQueen in a conversation about his return to Knoxville to conduct I Can't Breathe.

Melony calls the beautiful mountains of Boone, N.C., home, although she was born near Greensboro, N.C. There’s just something about those Blue Ridge Mountains that got in her blood and never left after she moved there to attend Appalachian State University (ASU). While at ASU, she majored in piano performance and music therapy and began to cultivate a love for accompanying and for collaborating with other musicians. This soon led her to earn a master’s degree in collaborative piano at the University of Tennessee, which she attended from 2006-2008.