Piano Music with a Knoxville College Connection
On Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 Crossroads Presbyterian Church and the Knoxville College National Alumni Association Milwaukee Chapter (KCNAA) will present pianist Wallace McClain Cheatham. The event, “Piano Music with a Knoxville College Connection” will feature opening remarks by Jenelle Elder-Green, president, (KCNAA).
The Repertoire will feature the following: Suite for Piano David Van Vactor (1906-1994), Neugier, Begeisterung, Frolichkeit, Schwermut, Wonne, Piano Variations Ernesto Pellegrini (1932 -), Dream and Variations Dorothy Rudd Moore (1940 -), Three Preludes Wallace, McClain Cheatham (1945 -)
Wallace McClain Cheatham has received international distinction in music and scholarship. There were also achievements as a public school teacher.
Dr. Cheatham has been featured as soloist, collaborative artist, composer and lecturer in China, England, Scotland and the United States. Compositions have been published by several houses, performed and recorded by major artists. There has been recognition for his work as conductor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s three-tiered New Jubilee Choral Ensembles.
As editor of Dialogues on Opera and the African American Experience, a book housed in libraries nation- wide; author of research studies in internationally circulated learned journals and contributing scholar to ethno musicological and musicological books and encyclopedias, Dr. Cheatham has made a significant impact throughout academia.
Dr. Cheatham’s high school choral groups received top ratings. He introduced madrigals into an urban scholastic environment. A musical for elementary school children, ‘The Stone in the Road’, was composed and premiered at Milwaukee’s Elm Creative Arts School during his time there as a faculty member.
Dr. Cheatham has been for several years a subject of biographical record in ‘Who’s Who in the World’, ‘Who’s Who in America’ and ‘Who’s Who in American Education’.
In 2004 he received the Knoxville College Alumni Association Graduate of National Prominence Award. Dr. Cheatham is the husband of W. Faye Watson Cheatham, the father of Tosca Cheatham Biles and Kimberly Cheatham and the grandfather of Grafton McClain Biles.
Crossroads Presbyterian Church The Worship and Mission Ministries at Crossroads Presbyterian Church are pleased to host this event and a light reception following the program. As a supporter of Knoxville College, Crossroads welcomes the community and appreciates its assistance in raising funds for the college.
Knoxville College, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), was founded in 1875 and is a Historical Black College. It is a private, church-related, four-year, coeducational liberal arts institution in Tennessee. The college is open to students of diverse backgrounds and cultures who seek a quality liberal arts education. Scholarships are now available.
The Milwaukee Chapter of the Knoxville College National Alumni Association is proud to sponsor this fund raising event.