Mercer’s McDuffie Center for Strings and its Namesake to be Featured This Week On National Radio Broadcast


MACON — On Thursday, violinist Robert McDuffie, the Mansfield and Genelle Jennings Distinguished University Professor Chair at Mercer University, will be featured on the popular American Public Media radio show, “Performance Today.”  In addition to McDuffie’s recent performance for the Aspen Music Festival, the show will also feature an interview with McDuffie conducted by host Fred Child, about the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer’s Townsend School of Music. The show will be broadcast at 9 a.m. and it will also be available online at For more details on the radio schedule for Georgia Public Radio, visit

Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music, the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings and the Townsend-McAfee Institute for Graduate Studies offer undergraduate and graduate professional music studies in a comprehensive university environment. Townsend is nationally recognized for its outstanding faculty, award-winning students, performance ensembles and state-of-the-art facilities. The McDuffie Center, a special institute within Townsend School of Music, is a highly selective program that prepares string students for success in the real world. Students study with some of America’s most renowned string musicians, receiving music instruction of conservatory quality, while earning an academically well-rounded education from a comprehensive, nationally recognized university. For more information and a complete listing of this season’s concerts please visit or call (478) 301-5470.