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Collaborative concert featuring vocals, piano coming to Armstrong Campus

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus faculty member Emily Grundstad-Hall, D.M.A., and Professor of Piano Jens Marggraf of Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany, will present Crossing Borders, a collaborative concert Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be at the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Armstrong Campus.

The concert will feature Grundstad-Hall singing and Marggraf on piano. The duo will be performing the works of Eisler, Schumann, Franz, Martinu, Mercer and more.

Emily Grundstad-Hall, D.M.A., and Jens Marggraf

“(Marggraf and I) have a relationship that goes back about five years,” Grundstad-Hall said. “Halle, Germany, is the sister city to Savannah, and with a university in each town, it makes the two nicely connected. Jens has come to campus about three times now as a guest lecturer, and I recently traveled to Germany to present a recital and masterclasses to voice students there.”

The event is co-sponsored with The Teutonic Council, an organization comprised of three German Cultural Societies, including The German Heritage Society, The German Friendly Society of Savannah and The Georgia Salzburger Society.

Admission to the concert is free and for more information, visit

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities.


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