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APSU music prof, wife celebrate 35 years performing together Oct. 4

Dr. Thomas King, professor of voice, and his wife, Dr. Vicki King, are celebrating 35 years of making music together with an upcoming performance.

King, tenor, and Vicki, a pianist, will present a concert featuring works by Austrian composers Franz Schubert and Franz Lehar at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, in APSUs music/mass communication building concert hall.
Dr. Thomas King, professor of voice, and his wife, Dr. Vicki King, are celebrating 35 years of making music together with an upcoming performance.

King, tenor, and Vicki, a pianist, will present a concert featuring works by Austrian composers Franz Schubert and Franz Lehar at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, in APSU's music/mass communication building concert hall.

“Franz Schubert, one of the most famous of all Austrian composers, had the gift of melody, and we will try to bring those beautiful melodies to life,” says King. “The Austrians love beautiful tunes, and Schubert and Lehar have written some of the most beautiful.”

King, who joined Austin Peay's music department in 1988, presides over the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, where he has been a faculty member since 1983. He has performed with the Memphis Opera, Germantown Symphony, Atlanta Chamber Opera and the Municipal Opera of St. Louis.

King is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, earning a doctorate in vocal pedagogy. He also has a bachelor's from the University of Kansas, a Master of Music from Indiana University, a Performer's Certificate from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and an M.A. in German from the University of Mississippi.

Dr. Vicki King, author of “Playing the Piano Naturally,” operates a private piano studio. She works at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz as an operetta coach and coordinator of church music.

The recital is free and open to the public.
—Rebecca Mackey