LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University Assistant Professor Eddie Severn now has his own radio show, starting. The premier broadcast will be Friday, October 8 at 7 p.m.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Severn’s program, “Artistry in Jazz,” will air on WPTC 88.1FM every Friday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. The show will feature jazz from around the world.
Information about the program is available on the web at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Artistry-In-Jazz/158714177486846?ref=ts
An internationally noted trumpeter, Severn has recently performed at a special concert in Prague, Czech Republic. The concert was organized by the office of Czech President Vaclav Klaus at the Prague Castle to celebrate the 60th birthday of the leading Czech bass player and composer, Frantisek Ulhir.
Severn is director of Jazz Studies at LHU. In April, he premiered his original jazz composition, “Eye of the Beholder,” at the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center at Lock Haven University. The five-movement piece expresses his personal experience while viewing the works of M.C. Escher, a 20th century Dutch artist known for his use of mathematical relationships, repeated shapes, mirror images and impossible constructions.
Severn has served as artist-in-residence at Loyalsock High School, helping to pilot a nationwide initiative called Teacher Artist Partnership (TAP). A resident of Williamsport, he frequently performs in Lock Haven, State College and Williamsport, as well as various venues internationally.