FHU Music Program Continues “Brown Bag” Lunch Series
Freed-Hardeman University is providing an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and the community to receive quality entertainment while eating lunch. The “Brown Bag” lunch series, which started in 2002, does just that; the series is a live program presented by the FHU music department.
Described as relaxed and informal, the “Brown Bag” lunch series is the perfect environment for anyone to enjoy performances and lectures by FHU students, faculty, and guest performers. Because the series begins at noon, the members of the audience are encouraged to bring a lunch to eat while listening to the program. The FHU Schaeffer Endowment for Music and the FHU Aaron Vanbuskirk Endowment for the Fine Arts help to fund the “Brown Bag” program.
Earlier this semester, Dr. Richard England, professor of music at FHU, kicked of the 2011 “Brown Bag” series with a concert performance. Most recently, Dr. Jim Gardner, associate professor of philosophy, lectured on “The Bible and the Arts,” discussing art in the ancient lands of Egypt, Greece, and Babylon.
The next “Brown Bag” lunch will feature nationally-recognized composer Dr. Alan Kinningham, who will be giving a lecture entitled, “Music Composition: The Process.” Kinningham is an adjunct music faculty member at FHU. The lunch and lecture will be Nov. 17 in Old Chapel Hall at noon. FHU students will present a “Brown Bag” concert performance Dec. 8.