Posting Date: May 4, 2011



KSU piano student wins GMTA award

Jesse Glass wins Award of Excellence

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KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State University freshman music student Jesse Glass of Indianapolis, Ind. recently won the Award of Excellence at this year's Georgia Music Teachers Association Auditions. Glass is a student of Robert Henry, KSU artist-in-residence in piano.

"Jesse is a natural, both musically and technically," Henry explains. "He is largely self-taught. Anyone who hears him immediately knows they are witnessing something special. There are many pieces he already plays at a world-class level."

"The award means that I'm on the right track," explains Glass, "but I still have a lot of work to do. The greatest growth has come from the work I have done with Dr. Henry."

The Georgia Music Teachers Association Auditions were held on April 15-16 at KSU in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Familey Performance Center. As a recipient of the Award of Excellence, Glass will be recognized in the GMTA newsletter and on the web site.

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.


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