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Guest Artist Nyssa Brown Presents Knick-Knack Paddy Whack! A Sing-Along Concert on November 13

Folk singer Nyssa Brown presents a sing along concert called Knick-Knack Paddy Whack! in the Adelphi University concert hall. This kid friendly event is a part of the Family Series and is interactive for all involved.

Garden City, NY, November 10, 2010 --( The Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AU PAC) presents a Family Series event with award-winning folk singer and guest artist Nyssa Brown. Ms. Brown teams up with Adelphi’s Assistant Professor of Music, Georgia Newlin, for Knick-Knack Paddy Whack! A Sing-Along Concert for Kids of All Ages on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Concert Hall, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. The musicians will perform various traditional children’s songs and folk songs such as call and response, echo songs, animal songs, lullabies, rounds, and more. This event, ideal for pre-school through elementary school aged children, encourages audience interaction by giving the kids free toy musical instruments.

Nyssa Brown serves as the music education coordinator for Minnesota’s Perpich Center for Arts Education whose mission is to improve K–12 education through innovative programs and partnerships centered in the arts. Ms. Brown taught elementary school vocal and general music from 1998-2007 and in 2006, she was chosen to represent Minnesota nationally in the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. Ms. Brown was one of 10 finalists for 2004 Minnesota Teacher of the Year and received a prestigious Milken Educator Award that same year. Nyssa Brown is currently a faculty member at Indiana University, and she has spent time teaching and learning music in Namibia and South Africa. Brown’s first CD release in October 2000 was called, “Packwood or Paradise.” She graduated from the Hartt School of Music and Hartford College for Women in 1998 with a BM in education and a BA in women’s studies.

Georgia Newlin teaches music theory, music history, and fundamental keyboarding at Adelphi. She has also taught in early childhood and public school elementary music positions for 15 years. Ms. Newlin has been a presenter for numerous music associations and conferences at local, state, and national levels. She has also had articles and choral octavo reviews published in the Choral Journal and the Kodály Envoy. Dr. Newlin holds a doctorate of musical arts in pedagogy from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, a master’s in music education with Kodály emphasis from Holy Names College, and a bachelor’s in music education from West Chester University.

Individual tickets for this event are on sale now and will be available at the door for $12 or $10 depending on seating. The next AU PAC Family Series event will be Dan Zanes & Friends on Saturday, March 26, 2011. To learn more about AU PAC’s 2010-2011 season, please visit or call the AU PAC Box Office at (516) 877-4000.

About Adelphi University: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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