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Faculty String Quartet Performance Honors Dickieson

The UNCG Faculty String Quartet will perform Wednesday, April 7, in a concert endowed to honor one of their own – a professor who dedicated his life to teaching music.

The 7:30 p.m. concert in the School of Music Recital Hall is sponsored by the Anna Bell and George W. Dickieson Chamber Music Endowment. A former professor of violin in the School of Music, George Dickieson was known for his love of chamber music during his almost four decade tenure at the university.

Tickets for the event are $10 general admission, $6 seniors, $4 students and $3 UNCG students. Tickets may be purchased at the UNCG Box Office.

The Faculty String Quartet includes Fabian Lopez and Marjorie Bagley on violin, Scott Rawls on viola and Alexander Ezerman on cello.

While teaching at the School of Music, Dickieson instituted the first graduate degree courses, Chamber Music and Symphonic Literature, which are still in the catalogue today. He taught violin, conducting and orchestration; organized a student orchestra called The Sinfonia; and coordinated several faculty chamber music ensembles that performed locally and out of state. He also served as head of the violin department and chairman of the conducting division.

Dickieson retired from UNCG in 1979 and lived with his wife, Anna, a Woman’s College alummus, until his death in 2004. Anna Dickieson established the endowment to celebrate and commemorate her husband’s distinguished career as an artist and teacher.