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Nov. 12, 2008

For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TO HOLD CHORALE/HANDBELL

CONCERT NOV. 20 AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

 

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Campbellsville University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Tony Cunha, and the CU Handbell Choir, under the director of Rebecca Owens, will perform at First United Methodist Church Thursday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m.

The chorale performs a wide variety of literature in a broad spectrum of musical styles, including accompanied and a cappella pieces and both sacred and secular selections. The 45-member ensemble will perform works by G.F. Handel, Felix Mendelssohn, Dan Forrest, Dave Brubeck, Rosephanye Powell, Mark Hayes, Ralph Manuel, Tom Fettke, John Ness Beck, Alice Parker and Tim Sarsany.

The chorale is comprised of the following: Jenna Bender, a freshman communication major from Campbellsville; Ana Cristina Caldas, a graduate student in music from Barbacena, Brazil; Rachel Crenshaw, a junior public relations major from Shepherdsville, Ky.;

Rachel Coburn, a senior English major from Nortonville, Ky.; Dominique Danielak, a freshman from Bardstown, Ky.; Heather Dobbs, a senior music education major from Science Hill, Ky.; Carmen Drake, a junior music education major from Hodgenville, Ky.;

Dana Eberhard, a freshman music major from Cuiabá, Brazil; Carla Edmondson, a junior music education major from Independence, Ky.; Anna Marie Frey, a sophomore from Bardstown, Ky.; Ashleigh Frey, a sophomore music major from Bardstown, Ky.;

Mary Gray, a sophomore music education major from Owensboro, Ky.; Brittany Hall, a senior worship arts major from Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Jessica Harris, a freshman music education major from Louisville, Ky.; Marissa Hazard, a freshman music education major from Campbellsville;

Sarah Houk, a sophomore nursing major from Campbellsville; Ahhyun Im, an English as a Second Language (ESL) student majoring in music from Ulsan, South Korea; Erin Johnson, a junior music education major from Russellville, Ky.; Brittany Judd, a junior music education major from Campbellsville;

Yuri Kim, an ESL student majoring in music from Masan, South Korea; Lindsey Kleyer, a freshman music major from Simpsonville, Ky.; Morghan Lanham, a freshman music major from Lebanon Junction, Ky.; MaryGrace Lee, a junior music major from Ponchatoula, La.;

Megan Massey, a senior communication student from Science Hill, Ky.; Bridgette McIlwaine, a senior music major from Nicholasville, Ky.; Margareth Miguel, an ESL student in music from São Paulo, Brazil; Rachel Morrison, a senior music major from Crestwood, Ky.;

Jenny Roy, a junior church music major from Russell Springs, Ky.; Aubrey Skutt, a freshman music education major from Columbia, Ky.; Sarah Smith, a junior English major from Brandenburg, Ky.; Anna Troth, a senior music education major from Frankfort, Ky.;

Kristina Wallace, a freshman music major from Hopkinsville, Ky.; Allen Brooks, a freshman church music major from Bardstown, Ky.; Seongho Choi, a graduate student in church music from Yongin, South Korea; Joe Gupton, a freshman music education major from Campbellsville;

Timothy Howe, a sophomore music education major from Grant County, Ky.; Taeeun Moon, an ESL student in music from Busan, South Korea; Chase Moore, a freshman church music major from Somerset, Ky.; Josh Myers, a junior worship arts major from Annville, Ky.;

E.J. Pavy, a senior music education major from Campbellsville; Shawn Richardson, a junior English major from Walnut Creek, Calif.; Jamaal Stiles, a senior biology/chemistry major from Campbellsville; Clint Warf, a senior music major from Greensburg, Ky.;

Jesse West, a junior church music major from Monticello, Ky.; and Bradley Whitehead, a junior music education major from Russell Springs.

Members of the Handbell Choir include: Josh Carney, a freshman theory/composition major from Bardstown, Ky.; Mance Chappell, a junior worship arts from Dawson Springs, Ky.; Emily Dunston, a junior 5-8 math education major from Williamsburg, Ky.;

Jamie Evans, a sophomore music education major from Bradfordsville, Ky.; Mary Gray, a sophomore music education major from Owensboro, Ky.; Melody Hall, a junior educational ministries major from Bowling Green, Ky.; Lisa Lash, a sophomore psychology major from Zeeland, Mich.;

MaryGrace Lee, a junior music major from Ponchatoula, La.; Laura Beth Mann, a junior elementary education major from Mt. Washington, Ky.; Jenny Roy, a junior church music major from Russell Springs, Ky.;

Tiffany Trent, a sophomore music education major from Brandenburg, Ky.; and Jesse West, a junior church music major from Monticello, Ky. 

Cunha joined the faculty of Campbellsville University in January 2007. He is the coordinator of the church music program and associate dean of the School of Music. In addition to directing the University Chorale, he directs a contemporary ensemble (New Doxology) and teaches courses in church music and conducting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

             

He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Baptist Church Music Conference, the Central Kentucky Arts Series, and the College Music Society.

             

This is Rebecca Owens’ first year as director of the Handbell Choir, upon the retirement of Nevalyn Moore.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is approved by the Kentucky Department of Education for teacher education and certification. The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

             

Students of the School of Music may choose from several programs of study leading to degrees in music. The bachelor of music degree with an area in church music prepares students for music ministry in churches. For those desiring teacher certification to teach music in public schools, the bachelor of music degree with an area in music education is available.

Another option is the bachelor of arts degree with an area in music. A minor in music or church music also is available. At the graduate level, the School of Music offers master of music degrees in music education, church music, piano pedagogy, musicology, conducting, performance (voice, piano, organ, instrumental) and a master of arts in music.

Members of the Campbellsville University Chorale include from left: Front row -- Aubrey Skutt, MaryGrace Lee, Lindsey Kleyer, Morghan Lanham, Dominique Danielak, Dana Eberhard, Brittany Judd, Rachel Crenshaw and Hana Park. Second row --Ashleigh Frey, Jessica Harris, Carla Edmondson, Jesse West, Joe Gupton, Dr. Tony Cunha, E.J. Pavy, Josh Myers, Rachel Morrison, Kristina Wallace and Anna Frey. Third row -- Bridgette McIlwaine, Carmen Drake, Anna Troth, Margareth Miguel, Shawn Richardson, Tim Howe, Chase Moore, Jamaal Stiles, Jenny Roy, Sarah Houk, Jenna Bender and Mary Gray. Fourth row -- Megan Massey, Erin Johnson, Cristina Caldas, Ahhyun Im, Sarah Smith, Bradley Whitehead, Taeeun Moon, Seongho Choi, Allen Brooks, Yuri Kim, Marissa Hazard, Heather Dobbs, Brittany Hall and Rachel Coburn. (Campbellsville University Photo by André Tomaz)

Members of the Campbellsville University Handbell Choir include from left: Front Row --  Jenny Roy, Mary Gray, Lisa Lash, MaryGrace Lee, Tiffany Trent and Emily Dunston. Back row -- Josh Carney, Jesse West, Melody Hall, Laura Mann, Mance Chapel and Jamie Evans. (Campbellsville University Photo by André Tomaz)

Campbellsville University 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 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.