SNU School of Music - end of semester news

by Eunice Trent
March 19, 2006
Contact: Eunice Trent
Phone: 405.491.6600

The Southern Nazarene University (SNU) School of Music Chairman, Dr. Phil Moore released the following 2006 end of Spring semester school year with the following news.

On Monday, May 29, 2006 two SNU music students will perform in Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the National Wind Ensemble. Lisa Hollowell, clarinet, and Robert Cooper, oboe, were selected from among nation-wide applicants for this prestigious group. The students will be in New York for rehearsals starting May 25, 2006.

SNU’s recent graduate, Betsy Baldwin was selected from among all music majors at SNU to receive the National Dean’s List award. Betsy is a Vocal Music Education major who will begin her teaching career in the Fall of 2006. Beth Schantz, a graduating Music major in Vocal Music Education will spend two years teaching music at an American school in Brasilia, Brazil.

On May 2, 2006 The SNU School of Music presented the first Music Patron Appreciation Dinner in the Atrium of Oklahoma City First Nazarene Church. The 80 in attendance have been faithful supporters of music at SNU and were treated to dinner and music by SNU’s own Chorale and University Singers, followed with a concert by the SNU Metropolitan Orchestra.

Dr. Moore states the following: “We have completed one of the best years in the history of the SNU School of Music. The addition of the new degree in Music Business and completion of a professional recording facility adjacent to the Fine Arts building has strengthened the already strong offerings in Music Ministry, Music Education and Music Performance. We have an extraordinary faculty, eminently qualified to help our students realize their maximum potential. The future for us has unlimited possibilities.”

In addition, the School of Music has added a beautiful 9-foot Yamaha Concert Grand piano to the stage of Cantrell Music Hall. This instrument will be used in tandem with the 9’6” Bosendorfer Imperial Grand.

For further information about Southern Nazarene University and the School of Music, please contact Rhonda Spear by e-mail, or by phone (405) 491.6345.