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Ouachita’S Division Of Music To Present Chamber Winds Concert On Oct. 21, Ashley Stracener, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2019

Ouachita’S Division Of Music To Present Chamber Winds Concert On Oct. 21, Ashley Stracener, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will present its fall Chamber Winds Concert on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall, located in Mabee Fine Arts Center. The concert will be free and open to the public.


Scholars Day Program Of Events 2018, Carl Goodson Honors Program Apr 2018

Scholars Day Program Of Events 2018, Carl Goodson Honors Program

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Ouachita To Host World-Renowned Pianist Dr. Yoosun Kang In Concert Oct. 3, Rachel Bruton, Ouachita News Bureau Sep 2017

Ouachita To Host World-Renowned Pianist Dr. Yoosun Kang In Concert Oct. 3, Rachel Bruton, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Dr. Yoosun Kang in a piano concert on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Kang, a native of South Korea, currently serves as a professor of music at Chung-Ang University in South Korea and teaches applied piano and piano literature. Dr. Kang earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Yonsei University in Seoul, Soth Korea; a Master of Music degree from Indiana University; and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Cincinnati’s ...


Ouachita To Host New York Classical Players In Concert Oct. 4th, Bethany Lenards, Ouachita News Bureau Sep 2017

Ouachita To Host New York Classical Players In Concert Oct. 4th, Bethany Lenards, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host the New York Classical Players (NYCP) on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. as part of its first-ever Arkansas tour. The chamber music concert, which will feature the string quartet from the NYCP, is free and open to the public and will be held in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall.


Ouachita Riley-Hickingbotham Library's Special Collections Earns National Award, Trennis Henderson Jun 2017

Ouachita Riley-Hickingbotham Library's Special Collections Earns National Award, Trennis Henderson

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The Arkansas Baptist History Collection of Ouachita Baptist University’s Riley-Hickingbotham Library Archives and Special Collections has been honored with the Baptist History and Heritage Society’s 2017 Davis C. Woolley Award for Outstanding Achievement in Assessing and Preserving Baptist History.

The national award honors the work of Dr. Wendy Richter, Ouachita professor and archivist, and her staff who coordinated the Special Collections project. The award was announced recently at the annual conference of the Baptist History and Heritage Society, hosted by First Baptist Church of Augusta, Ga., in partnership with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia.

“It is indeed ...


Ouachita To Host Called 2 Ministry Retreat For High School Students On July 28-29, Ouachita News Bureau May 2017

Ouachita To Host Called 2 Ministry Retreat For High School Students On July 28-29, Ouachita News Bureau

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Have you sensed a call to Christian ministry? Are you interested in learning more about diverse ministry opportunities?

Ouachita Baptist University is hosting a Called 2 Ministry Retreat on Friday and Saturday, July 28-29 on Ouachita’s Arkadelphia campus. The unique two-day retreat is designed for high school students who sense God has called them into some area of vocational ministry or are interested in exploring the various areas of ministry available in today’s world.

The two-day retreat is co-sponsored by Ouachita, The Prestonwood Network, Cross Church School of Ministry and the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. Keynote speakers include ...


Caroline Dunlap Wins Ouachita's 2017 Virginia Queen Piano Competition, Kacy Earnest Spears, Ouachita News Bureau May 2017

Caroline Dunlap Wins Ouachita's 2017 Virginia Queen Piano Competition, Kacy Earnest Spears, Ouachita News Bureau

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Caroline Dunlap, a senior from Little Rock, Ark., won Ouachita Baptist University’s recent Virginia Queen Piano Competition.

A piano performance major and student of Dr. Adam Haas, visiting assistant professor of music, Dunlap earned $500 for her winning performances of “Prelude in D major, Op. 23 No. 4” by Sergei Rachmaninoff and “Sonatine, Animé” by Maurice Ravel.

“The Rachmaninoff ‘Prelude in D major’ was, by far, my favorite piece this semester, and I was excited to be able to share it with people during the competition,” said Dunlap, who averaged three to six hours of practice a day throughout ...


Scholars Day Program Of Events 2017, Carl Goodson Honors Program May 2017

Scholars Day Program Of Events 2017, Carl Goodson Honors Program

Scholars Day

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Ouachita To Host Annual One-Act Play Festival May 4-5, Hannah Hines, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Ouachita To Host Annual One-Act Play Festival May 4-5, Hannah Hines, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Theatre Arts will host its annual One-Act Play Festival on Thursday and Friday, May 4-5. The performances, which are free and open to the public, will be held in Verser Theatre at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

A total of six one acts will be performed throughout the weekend, with three on each night. All of the shows are directed by senior theatre majors enrolled in the play directing class, a capstone course for a theatre degree.


Joy Estes Wins Ouachita's 2017 Student Juried Art Exhibit, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Joy Estes Wins Ouachita's 2017 Student Juried Art Exhibit, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

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Joy Estes, a freshman studio art major from Morrilton, Ark., won Ouachita Baptist University’s 2017 Student Juried Art Exhibit, which was sponsored by the OBU Art Club. The exhibit was on display April 17-26 in Ouachita’s Hammons Gallery.


Ouachita To Host Virginia Queen Piano Competition May 5, Kacy Earnest Spears Apr 2017

Ouachita To Host Virginia Queen Piano Competition May 5, Kacy Earnest Spears

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host its annual Virginia Queen Piano Competition Friday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

“The event was established nearly 40 years ago by Virginia Queen, a former Ouachita piano professor who just recently passed away.” said Dr. Lei Cai, professor of music at Ouachita. “She established the competition to encourage piano students to excel.”

Queen, who graduated from Ouachita in 1944 with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees, also earned a Master of Music degree from the ...


Ouachita Singers And Women's Chorus Concert Set For May 2, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Ouachita Singers And Women's Chorus Concert Set For May 2, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s annual Ouachita Singers and Women’s Chorus spring concert will be held on Tuesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on the Ouachita campus. The concert is free and open to the public. Ouachita Singers, fresh off their spring break concert tour in Italy, is Ouachita’s premier choral ensemble and is directed by Dr. Gary Gerber, dean of OBU’s School of Fine Arts. “At each concert, the choirs present a variety of choral music performed in an excellent way,” Dr. Gerber noted. He encourages ...


Ouachita To Host Guest Pianist Dr. David Korevaar In Concert May 5, Kacy Earnest Spears, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Ouachita To Host Guest Pianist Dr. David Korevaar In Concert May 5, Kacy Earnest Spears, Ouachita News Bureau

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Dr. David Korevaar, professor of piano at the University of Colorado and graduate of The Julliard School, will perform a free concert in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall at Ouachita Baptist University on Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Korevaar come and perform here at Ouachita,” said Dr. Adam Haas, visiting assistant professor of music at Ouachita. “This recital is not only important for our music students to motivate and inspire them, but it’s also an opportunity for everyone else at Ouachita and in the community to ...


Ouachita To Present Prism Instrumental Concert April 25, Hannah Hines, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Ouachita To Present Prism Instrumental Concert April 25, Hannah Hines, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s annual PRISM instrumental concert will be presented Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Jones Performing Arts Center on the Ouachita campus.

The annual PRISM concert features a variety of ensembles from Ouachita’s Division of Music. The collaborative program includes all instrumental faculty as well as most of the instrumental ensembles on campus. However, this is not just a typical band concert.


Ouachita Concert Choir To Perform Classics From Across The Ages April 27, Kacy Earnest Spears, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Ouachita Concert Choir To Perform Classics From Across The Ages April 27, Kacy Earnest Spears, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Concert Choir will perform its annual spring concert Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public and will feature choral classics from through the ages.

“We’re going through the different periods – Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th Century – and we’re doing choral selections that are the masterworks throughout,” said Dr. Gary Gerber, director of the choir and dean of Ouachita’s School of Fine Arts.


Kelley And Weeden To Present Senior Recital At Ouachita April 21, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Kelley And Weeden To Present Senior Recital At Ouachita April 21, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University will host Courtney Kelley and Emily Weeden in their senior recital Friday, April 21, at 11 a.m. The recital, which will be held in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus, is free and open to the public.


Ouachita To Host Tiger Steel Percussion Concert May 1, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Ouachita To Host Tiger Steel Percussion Concert May 1, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University will host Tiger Steel, the university’s steel drum ensemble, in concert in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on Monday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Steel band music makes people smile, which is one of the most powerful reasons to perform music,” said Dr. Ryan Lewis, OBU associate professor of music and director of the ensemble.


Patrick Houlihan Represents Ouachita With Original Compositions, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Patrick Houlihan Represents Ouachita With Original Compositions, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau

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Two compositions by Dr. Patrick Houlihan, professor and chair of music theory, composition and music industry at Ouachita Baptist University, recently were presented at national and regional conferences.

“Snoqualmie Passages” for alto saxophone and piano was selected to be presented at the joint national conference of the College Music Society and the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors held last fall in Santa Fe, N.M. It was performed in historic St. Francis Auditorium by two Ouachita faculty members, Dr. Lei Cai, professor of music, on piano and Dr. Caroline Taylor, professor of music, on saxophone.


Ouachita Seniors Torres And Whytock To Present Exhibits April 18 Through May 3, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Ouachita Seniors Torres And Whytock To Present Exhibits April 18 Through May 3, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Visual Arts will host senior art exhibits by Valeria Torres, a graphic design and psychology double major from Arkadelphia, Ark., and Jan Whytock, a studio art major from Charlottetown, Canada, April 18 through May 3 in Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery in Moses-Provine Hall. The exhibits are free and open to the public. A reception will be held April 18 at 6 p.m. in the gallery.


Ouachita's School Of Fine Arts To Present "Fiddler On The Roof" April 20-23, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Ouachita's School Of Fine Arts To Present "Fiddler On The Roof" April 20-23, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will present the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, based on Sholem Aleichem stories with book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. The opening performance will be on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center. Performances will continue April 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee Sunday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from the OBU Box Office for $12 each.

Fiddler on the Roof follows the life of Tevye, a Jewish dairyman ...


Ouachita Senior Wins Runner-Up Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Ouachita Senior Wins Runner-Up Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University senior Shelby Spears won first runner-up for Best Creative Non-fiction Essay in the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention’s Isabel Sparks President’s Awards. The convention was held March 29-April 1 in Louisville, Ky.

Spears, a senior English and Spanish double major from El Dorado, Ark., is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta international English honors society. His creative essay titled “Do You Make Your Own Tortillas?” tells the story of his grandmother’s passing.


Ouachita To Host Jennifer Bray And Courtney Gibson In Student Art Exhibits April 7-12, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Ouachita To Host Jennifer Bray And Courtney Gibson In Student Art Exhibits April 7-12, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will host seniors Jennifer Bray, a graphic design major from Little Rock, Ark., and Courtney Gibson, a graphic design major from Dermott, Ark., in their senior art exhibits. Both exhibits will be on display April 7-12 in Moses-Provine Hall’s Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery on Ouachita’s campus. Opening receptions will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, in the gallery.


Student Juried Art Exhibit On Display At Ouachita April 17-25, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Apr 2017

Student Juried Art Exhibit On Display At Ouachita April 17-25, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Hammons Gallery in Mabee Fine Arts Center will feature the OBU Art Club’s annual Student Juried Art Exhibit from Monday, April 17, through Tuesday, April 25. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and winners will be announced at a reception Monday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the gallery.

“The exhibit was started as a way for students – art majors or not – to have their work professionally judged and displayed,” said former Art Club President Chad Satchell, a junior graphic design major from Frisco, Texas.


Ouachita Students Brunson, Garcia, Holtzclaw And Terry To Present Recitals On April 7, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Mar 2017

Ouachita Students Brunson, Garcia, Holtzclaw And Terry To Present Recitals On April 7, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University will host Jessie Brunson, Gideon Garcia, Mackenzie Holtzclaw and Lauren Terry in student recitals on Friday, April 7. Garcia’s recital will be held at 11 a.m. and Brunson, Holtzclaw and Terry’s recitals will be held at 2 p.m. in Ouachita’s McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Ouachita students Brunson, Garcia, Holtzclaw and Terry to present recitals on April 7

By Sarah Davis

March 31, 2017

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Ouachita To Host Percussion Ensemble In Concert April 10, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau Mar 2017

Ouachita To Host Percussion Ensemble In Concert April 10, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University will host the OBU Percussion Ensemble in concert on Monday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus.

The OBU Percussion Ensemble will perform four pieces, each adapted to highlight Ouachita’s percussion students and alternating between drum-based pieces and keyboard-based pieces. The ensemble is directed by Dr. Ryan Lewis, associate professor of percussion.


Little Rock Celebration To Honor Ouachita Professors Johnny And Susan Wink April 1, Kacy Earnest, Ouachita News Bureau Mar 2017

Little Rock Celebration To Honor Ouachita Professors Johnny And Susan Wink April 1, Kacy Earnest, Ouachita News Bureau

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Honoring the influence and impact of longtime Ouachita Baptist University English professors Johnny and Susan Wink, Ouachita’s Department of Language and Literature will host a celebration recognizing the couple on Saturday, April 1. “An Evening with Johnny Wink: Stories and Poems” will be held in the Darragh Center Auditorium of the Little Rock Main Library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Ouachita Division Of Music To Present Brass Chamber Ensemble Concert April 3, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau Mar 2017

Ouachita Division Of Music To Present Brass Chamber Ensemble Concert April 3, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will present its Brass Chamber Ensembles in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 3, in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on Ouachita’s campus. The concert is free and open to the public.


13 Ouachita Students Named Finalists In State Nats Vocal Competition, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Mar 2017

13 Ouachita Students Named Finalists In State Nats Vocal Competition, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

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Thirteen Ouachita Baptist University students were named finalists at the 2017 Arkansas National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) auditions held at Harding University. Among the finalists, five Ouachita students earned first place awards.

“It’s exciting to have so many finalists. We are happy for our students,” said Dr. Jon Secrest, Ouachita’s Addie Mae Maddox Professor of Music and coordinator of vocal studies. “We would be happy for our students even if they weren’t a success in terms of winning awards because the bottom line is that preparing for NATS ­– or for any audition – brings out the ...


Ouachita To Host Renowned Steelpan Percussionist Liam Teague In Concert May 15, Hannah Hines, Ouachita News Bureau Mar 2017

Ouachita To Host Renowned Steelpan Percussionist Liam Teague In Concert May 15, Hannah Hines, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University will host steelpan percussionist Liam Teague in concert Wednesday, March 15, at 8 p.m. The concert, which is open to the public, will be held in Jones Performing Arts Center on the Ouachita campus. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased at www.obu.edu/boxoffice or by calling the OBU box office at 870-245-5555.


Ouachita Students Elliff And Saunders To Present Sophomore Recitals March 17, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau Mar 2017

Ouachita Students Elliff And Saunders To Present Sophomore Recitals March 17, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau

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Ouachita Baptist University will host Jessica Elliff and Hannah Saunders in their sophomore recitals on Friday, March 17. The recitals will be held at 11 a.m. in Ouachita’s McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public.