Emily Mullen ’26 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education); Victor Brown Endowed Chair in Violin and Associate Professor of Violin Akemi Takayama, M.M.; and lead violinist of Nothin’ Fancy Christopher Sexton ’00, ’10, (Bachelor of Music in Performance, Master of Music in Pedagogy) joined forces on Saturday, Sept. 24, to perform at the 20th annual Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival. Pieces included original fiddle tunes written by Sexton, “Return to Dublin” and “Orange Blossom Special,” as well as a special arrangement of the first movement of Vivaldi’s “Spring” Concerto from the “Four Seasons.”
What made this performance extra special is the fact that Mullen studied under Sexton, and Sexton studied under Takayama and now Mullen studies under Takayama at Shenandoah University.
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