Adjunct music professor to perform at Kennedy Center

Mark Andersen
Mark Andersen

Dr. Mark Andersen, an adjunct professor in the music department at UNC Pembroke, will be performing at the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center on August 7.

Andersen will be joined by local blues guitarist Lakota John Locklear. Andersen is a member of the board of directors for Givens Performing Arts Center. The Library of Congress performance begins at noon followed by the Kennedy Center concert at 7 p.m.

The performance will debut several new selections by Andersen, a two-time winner of the International Composer’s Competition in Amsterdam Holland in 1976 and 1999. He currently serves as dean of the American Guild of Organists for North Carolina in Raleigh and the former music orchestrator for NBC studios in New York City.

Locklear of Pembroke is an old soul–with a love for the blues–from southeastern North Carolina. He is a virtuosic Oglala Lakota-Lumbee blues guitarist and vocalist who plays roots, bottleneck slide, and Piedmont blues style guitar.

Locklear is quickly gaining recognition across the United States for his unique musical vocal style. He has performed in blues and jazz festivals from San Francisco, to New Orleans and Washington, DC.

The concerts will be live streaming and broadcast on public television across America at