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Free Concert by Classical Guitarist Irina Kulikova


Irina Kulikova, Russian classical guitarist, will offer a free concert at Sandhills Community College on Tuesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in Owens Auditorium.

Guitars International states that, “Irina Kulikova is considered to be one of the most gifted musicians on the classical guitar. She was born in Chelyabinsk, the capital of South-Ural, Russia. Under the guidance of her mother, cellist Vinera Kulikova, she started developing her musicianship at an early age. At twelve, she was already traveling throughout Russia and abroad, performing at gala-concerts and festivals.”

Kulikova graduated with distinction at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg (Austria), the Gnessins Academy in Moscow (Russia) and the Conservatoire of Maastricht (The Netherlands).

Music Education at SCC

Kulikova’s appearance at Sandhills Community College has been arranged by the college’s Music Department, which offers an Associate’s degree in Fine Arts in Music and Music Education. This degree, giving a foundation in music theory, music history, and applied music performance skills, is designed to prepare students for transfer to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at a senior college or university.

Curriculum music classes can be taken by students interested in a degree or by those who wish to take a class for general interest. Some of the classes offered are music appreciation, fundamentals, music history, theory, chorus, band, jazz, orchestra, ensemble and many performance classes.

Contact Ryan Book at (910) 695-3828 or for questions about the college’s Fine Arts programs in Music.

Continuing Education Lifelong Learning Institute classes in music are also offered each semester and can be found on the Continuing Education section of the college’s website. Contact Rose George at (910) 695-3775 or for questions about the Lifelong Learning Institute.

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