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Fehrenbach a featured Pennsylvania Humanities Council speaker

Paul Fehrenbach, Ph.D. and Senior Instructor in Music
5/11/2006 —

DuBois – Paul Fehrenbach of Kersey, Ph.D. and Senior Instructor in Music at Penn State DuBois, is a featured speaker of the 2006-2007 Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) Commonwealth Speaker program.

Offering 125 free presentations to the community and non-profit groups across the state, PHC speakers provide Pennsylvanians the opportunity to participate in discussions about arts which, in turn, enhances their appreciation for the arts and ideas that have helped to shape the nation.

Fehrenbach offers a presentation titled, "Bagpipes – An Historical Perspective," discussing the evolution of the bagpipes and then performing for the audience in full Scottish regalia on the Medieval bagpipes, the smallpipes and the Irish Uilleann bagpipes.

"Bagpipes, like stringed instruments, come in a variety of forms," Fehrenbach said. "Audiences will hear the breadth of bagpipe music and gain insight into the history of the instrument."

Any non-profit organization that is planning a public program may apply through the PHC for a free speaker. Speakers are organized by the topics of: African American experiences, American founders and pioneers, cinema and television, the Civil War era, debates and controversies, family matters, folk and traditional arts, ideas on stage, literature, music, Native Americans, "Our History, Our Communities," religion and philosophy, "Telling Our Stories," and women's history.

For more information, visit the PHC website at http://www.pahumanities.org/

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For questions on this news release, please contact Erin Chorney, Public Information Officer, at (814)375-4776 or by email at edc11@psu.edu.

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