Newswise — Natalie Higgins, Columbus State University assistant professor of music and director of CSU's Schwob Horns ensemble, was recently named one of Georgia Trend magazine's 40 under 40.
Higgins offers free music classes at several Georgia high schools, and she has created a YouTube channel to serve as an educational resource for high school and undergraduate music majors. Over the summer, she co-created the Schwob Summer Music Festival at CSU, which provided an immersive musical environment for wind, brass and percussion students.
Higgins holds a doctorate of musical arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, a masters of music from George Mason University, and bachelor of the arts from the University of California.
Georgia Trend, a statewide business, political and economic publication with 50,000 subscribers, has honored outstanding Georgia citizens for more than 20 years. The 40 recipients are chosen from reader nominations and final selections are made by Georgia Trend's editorial staff. Over the last two decades, past honorees have gone on to achieve great success and have had a positive impact on the lives of citizens across the state.
For more information on Georgia Trend's 2018 40 under 40 rising stars, click here.