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Tom Benoit

Equinox Staff

    Two new music professors at Keene State College, Dr. John Hart and Professor Nick Harker, were featured in the latest edition of the New Hampshire Music Educators Association QuarterNotes journal. Dr. John Hart will be in charge of directing the Keene State Concert Band. Professor Nick Harker will be a lecturer and director of the Keene State Orchestra and String Ensemble.

Dr. John Hart has guest-conducted for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Hartt Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, Hartford Opera Theatre and the Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra. “I particularly enjoy programming and connecting students with living composers,” Dr. Hart told the QuarterNotes journal.

Nick Harker is currently obtaining his Doctorate in Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Utah. He has been Principal Conductor for the University of Utah Campus Symphony and an Assistant Conductor for the Utah Philharmonic. 

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