A professor of music from Georgia will perform during a Madison Performing Arts Foundation concert Friday.

Kristen Hansen, associate professor of music at the Schwob School of Music at Columbia State University, plans a concert featuring the French horn.

Local musicians, including Madison Performing Arts Foundation board member Jonathan Stanley, met Hansen during studies at the university. Stanley said the foundation selected Hansen for one of the performances this year because of the local connections.

Hansen played with several groups including the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Kendall Betts Horn Camp and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed at the Vianden Festival in Luxembourg, her university biography said.

She served as the director of high school and middle school bands in central New York before accepting a position with Columbus State University. She performs during regular recitals and has also authored an undergraduate music theory text, the biography said.

Hansen will be joined by a piano accompaniment during the event, as well as a harpsichord, recorder and cello, Stanley said.

All of the Madison Performing Arts Foundation events are family-friendly and open to the public. There is no charge for the concerts, but donations will be accepted to help with costs of future performances. Doors to the Madison Presbyterian Church will open by 6:30 p.m.

The next performance in the Madison Performing Arts Foundation series will feature Diane Earl and Alfred Abel in concert at the Madison Presbyterian Church on Nov. 2.