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APSU employees share recent professional developments, activities


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University recently announced a number of achievements as part of their professional and scholarly activities.


On March 22, Dr. Sharon Mabry, professor of music, performed a selection of songs written especially for her during the concert, “A Mabry Songbook: An Evening of Music by George L. Mabry.” George Mabry is an emeritus professor of music at APSU, and he previously served as music director for Opryland amusement park and director for the Nashville Symphony Chorus. Some of the songs from “A Mabry Songbook” were written as gifts for his wife, Sharon.

Pianist Patsy Wade, who has collaborated with Sharon for more than 35 years, served as her accompanist. Nine other young artist faculty, including several who studied with Sharon when they were graduate students, joined them. 

All proceeds from the benefit concert went toward financing the Roxy Center for Arts and Education in Clarksville.