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February 13, 2016   
Posted: January 26, 2001

"Gary Miles Stegall and Friends: Celebrating a Century of Music," a concert of 20th century jazz and classical music will be held at Coastal Carolina University Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium on the Coastal campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature music by Alban Berg, George Gershwin, Joseph Jongen and Claude Bolling.

Stegall will be joined by Amy Tully on flute, Steve Kirkman on drums, and Gary Craddock on string bass.

Stegall, assistant professor of piano and music history at Coastal, has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and Egypt. He recently completed a concert tour of London, Paris and Cairo. Stegall spends his summers as a member of the faculty of the Font-Neuve School of Music in Montauroux, France. He earned a bachelor's degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts, a master's degree from the University of South Carolina, a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland, and the Diplome/1st prize with grand distinction from the l'Academie de musique de Boitsfort in Brussels, Belgium.

Tully, an adjunct instructor of flute at Coastal, is a member of the Long Bay Symphony and is a frequent freelance performer throughout the Grand Strand. Her past performance experience includes the Wilmington Sea Flutes, Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, Opera House Theatre Company (Wilmington, N.C.), and the Northwestern University Early Music Ensemble. She earned a bachelor's degree in flute performance from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a master of music in musicology from Northwestern University.

Kirkman is the percussion instructor at Coastal and principal timpanist with the Long Bay Symphony. His professional experience during the past 20 years includes performances with symphony orchestras, chamber groups, Broadway show tours, and concerts backing popular entertainers. He earned bachelor of music and master of music degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied with J. Massie Johnson.

Craddock has performed with numerous big bands, ensembles, and combos throughout the Southeast, and in sessions with such jazz luminaries as Marvin Stamm and Bill Mays. He has also performed in all of the Calvin Gilmore Productions in the Strand area. A fixture on the area music scene, he was bassist with the house band of the Crook and Chase Show.

For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 349- 2502.

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