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APSU presents concert by the Godwin-Thompson Duo Nov. 8

APSUs Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the department of music present a concert by The Godwin-Thompson Duo at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the music/mass communication building concert hall.

Since forming a duo, Mark Godwin and Robert Thompson have presented more than 200 performances throughout the eastern United States and Midwest. Their performances range from WPLNs Live in Studio C, to Carnegie Hall. The duo has recorded two albums, Un duet poetique, and Bello Bilancieto.
APSU's Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the department of music present a concert by The Godwin-Thompson Duo at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the music/mass communication building concert hall.

Since forming a duo, Mark Godwin and Robert Thompson have presented more than 200 performances throughout the eastern United States and Midwest. Their performances range from WPLN's “Live in Studio C,” to Carnegie Hall. The duo has recorded two albums, “Un duet poetique,” and “Bello Bilancieto.”

According to The American Record Guide, “Their playing is clean, their musicianship sound.” The Knoxville Guitar Society writes, “The rendering of even the most difficult pieces was at the same time both sensitive and delicate; and with an air of strength and solidarity.”

A professional musician, composer and educator, Godwin graduated with a degree in guitar performance from Samford University, Birmingham, Ala. He has served on the faculty of David Lipscomb University since 1990 and Belmont University since 2002. He also has taught private and classroom instruction since 1979. Currently, he works as a sideman and recording musician and serves as director of the Nashville Childbloom Guitar Program.

Thompson, who started studying guitar at the age of 10, received his bachelor and master of music degrees in guitar performance from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. He is an instructor of guitar at Belmont University and the director of the Belmont Classical Guitar Association. Thompson also is a featured columnist in “Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine” and MelBay's “Fingerstyle Review.”

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, telephone Dr. Stanley Yates, professor of music, at (931) 221-7351. —Crissy Laubach-Young