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FHU Professor’s Compositions Performed at Southeastern Composers League Forum

Henderson, Tenn. - Mar 14, 2016

Two compositions by Freed-Hardeman University’s Dr. Alan Kinningham, assistant professor of music, were performed at the Southeastern Composers League Forum, February 19 - 20, 2016.

Kinningham’s first composition, an acapella choral piece called “Shepherd’s Hymn,” was sung by the Campbell University Choir. His second work, “England Dances,” was performed by solo pianist Amanda Shafer.

The Southeastern Composers League, found in 1950, is an association of art music composers and scholars. It is comprised of composers from 15 states throughout the Southeast. Meetings are held annually. This year’s forum was at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

Kinningham has taught music at the middle school, high school and college levels. He currently teaches music theory, composition, form analysis, orchestration, conducting, music literature and woodwinds at Freed-Hardeman. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Tennessee Martin, a master’s in music composition from Texas A&M, and a doctorate in music composition from The University of Memphis.