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The Tennessee Wind Symphony Performs August 14

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Glenn Kahler

Melony Dodson talks with conductor, John Culvahouse

The Tennessee Wind Symphony is a high caliber, volunteer wind symphony with approximately eighty musicians, ranging in age from seventeen to eighty-three. Connected by their love for music, the members of this group meet once a week to rehearse and perform approximately four to five concerts per year. In 2018, Dr. John Culvahouse, a recently retired professor of Music Education at Kennesaw State University, was named conductor of the long-standing ensemble. Their next performance is Sunday, August 14th at 6pm and will feature opera overtures, a suite from Phantom of the Opera, and two movements from Owen Reed's La Fiesta Mexicana. The performance, which will be given at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Northshore Dr., is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. They are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cathedral-concert-tennessee-wind-symphony-tickets-395248598197

More information about the TN Wind Symphony, including how to join, can be found at http://tnwindsymphony.org/

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.