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March 16, 2007
For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY HIRES CUNHA AS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC

By Casie Anderson, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. –Alcingstone “Tony” Cunha of Brazil, has been named an assistant professor of music at Campbellsville University, according to Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

Cunha has served as director of the Campbellsville University/Brazilian Partnership on the Recife campus. He was director from July 2001 to December 2006.

In 2003, Cunha worked as a guest professor at Campbellsville University teaching the graduate course methods of research in music, Concert Chorus and Brazilian Choir.

Prior to his position at CU, Cunha has held several teaching positions at North Brazil Baptist Theological Seminary in Recife as a professor and the dean for the School of Church Music, Centro de Criatividade Musical do Recife, Christian Educator Seminary in Recife, American School of Recife in Brazil, South Brazil Baptist Theological Seminary, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Dallas Baptist University, both in Texas.

Cunha has also served as a minister of music at several Brazilian churches. He has served as guest speaker and doctor at several conference in Brazil, has conducted several works and published several articles in publications such as “O Jornal Batista” and “Revista Louvor.”

He has served as guest conductor of the following orchestras: Orchestra of Pernambuco Conversatory of Music, Youth Orchestra of Centro de Criatividade Musical do Recife, Gamaliel Perruci Orchestra and Recife Sinfonic Orchestra.

Cunha has given performances in Portugal and Florida and Texas and other cities in the United States.

Cunha graduated in 1985 from North Brazil Baptist Theological Seminary in Recife, Brazil with a bachelor of sacred music. He received his master of music degree in 1991 and his doctorate of philosophy in 1998 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Cunha and his wife, Raquel Alves Dos Santos Cunha, reside in Campbellsville, with their children, Raphael, Gabriel and Emilly. His parents are Livingstone and Alcinea Cunha.

Campbellsville University, now celebrating her Centennial year, is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,310 students who represent 95 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 34 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his eighth year as president.