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Ouachita to host guest artist Sarah Schouten Sept. 21
Ouachita Baptist University will host guest artist Sarah Schouten, Horn, Tuesday, Sept. 21, in McBeth Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Ouachita’s campus.

Lewis to perform Ouachita faculty recital Sept. 20
Ouachita Baptist University will host Dr. Ryan C. Lewis, OBU assistant professor of percussion, in a faculty recital Monday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on Ouachita’s campus.

Jon and Glenda Secrest, Lewis and Monroe perform annual faculty recital Aug. 30
Ouachita Baptist University music professors Jon and Glenda Secrest will carry on their tradition of a free faculty recital to open the new school year Monday, Aug. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall.

OBU hosts The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corp
The elite corps is nearing the end of its 2010 national tour, which will culminate in the Drum Corps International World Championship in Indianapolis. Ouachita senior Travis Blanton of Garland, Texas, will be playing with The Cavaliers.

Ouachita Singers Tour Italy, sing at St. Peter’s Basilica
Twenty-four members of Ouachita Singers toured Italy on a 10-day concert tour singing in cathedrals in Rome, Florence and Venice.

Carrie Brown wins OBU’s 33rd annual Virginia Queen Piano Competition
Carrie Brown was named the first place winner for the second year in Ouachita Baptist University’s Virginia Queen Piano Competition. Ouachita hosted the 33rd annual competition April 23 in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall.

Ouachita hosts international instrumentalist Amir Gwirtzman
Ouachita Baptist University will host international instrumentalist Amir Gwirtzman in a master class to be held Friday, April 30, at 12 noon in the band room of Ouachita’s Mabee Fine Arts Center.

Ouachita students win Hot Springs Music Club Scholarships
Ouachita Baptist University student Alexis Pace recently won the first place scholarship at the Hot Springs Music Club Scholarship Auditions. Incoming Ouachita freshman Houston Murray claimed second place in the competition.

Guest artist Amanda Cox to perform clarinet recital April 30
Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host a guest clarinet recital featuring OBU alumna Amanda Cox on Friday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. The recital will be held in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall.

Ouachita Flute Choir recital set for April 29
The Ouachita Baptist University Flute Choir will perform a recital on Thursday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on OBU’s campus.

Ouachita’s Concert Choir to present “Carmina Burana” April 27
The Ouachita Baptist University Concert Choir will perform Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” on Tuesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus.

Ouachita Jazz Band to perform concert on April 23
The Ouachita Jazz Band, under the direction of Dr. Craig Hamilton, will be performing on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Performing Art Center on Ouachita Baptist University’s Arkadelphia campus. There will also be a live webcast of the concert at www.obu.edu/band

Ouachita to present Singers concert April 22
The Ouachita Baptist University Singers will present their spring concert Thursday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall.

Ouachita Baptist University instrumental ensembles to present “PRISM” April 20
Ouachita Baptist University’s Instrumental Music Department will present “PRISM,” a concert featuring Ouachita’s instrumental ensembles, on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Performing Arts Center.

Ouachita hosts Annual Saxophone and Double Reeds recital April 19
Ouachita Baptist University will host the Ouachita Saxophone and Double Reeds Ensembles in a recital Monday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on OBU’s campus.

Seussical, OBU’s spring musical, set for April 15-18
Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music and Department of Theatre Arts will present the musical Seussical, based on the books of Dr. Seuss April 15-18. Performances will be held in Jones Performing Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 15-17, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18.

Matthew Landers to present senior composition recital April 6
Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Matthew Landers in his senior composition recital Tuesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. Landers, a senior music theory and composition major from Texarkana, Texas, composed all of the pieces performed during his time at OBU.

Ouachita to present Women’s Chorus and Handbell Ringers concert April 5
The Ouachita Baptist University Women’s Chorus and Handbell Ringers will present their spring concert Monday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall.

Heather Baker and Michael Krikorian to present senior recital March 30
Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host senior musical theatre majors Heather Baker and Michael Krikorian in their senior recital Tuesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall.

Kyle Huey wins Trinity Presents Collegiate Performance Showcase
Ouachita Baptist University student Kyle Huey, a senior musical theatre major from Grapevine, Texas, was declared the winner of the third annual Trinity Presents Collegiate Performance Showcase held recently at Trinity United Methodist Church in Little Rock.

Amanda Bryson and C.J. Rice to present senior voice recital March 19
Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host senior choral music education majors Amanda Bryson and C.J. Rice in their senior voice recital Friday, March 19, at 11 a.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall.

OBU Symphonic Band’s spring concert set for March 18
The Ouachita Baptist University Symphonic Band will present its spring concert March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Art Center on Ouachita’s campus

Eleven Ouachita students named NATS finalists
Eleven Ouachita Baptist University students were recently named finalists in the annual Arkansas Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) auditions held at Henderson State University.

School of Fine Arts to host Composers Symposium March 16
Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will present its annual Composers Symposium at 7:30 p.m. on March 16 in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on Ouachita’s campus. The symposium is a concert of recent compositions by OBU student composers. This year’s concert will feature chamber music as well as a vocal performance by the Ouachita Singers.

Xavier Lagunas to present sophomore musical theatre recital March 12
Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Xavier A. Lagunas, a sophomore musical theatre major from Arlington, Texas, in his sophomore recital Friday, March 12, at 11 a.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall.

Elisabeth Hipp to present junior vocal performance recital March 12
Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Elisabeth Hipp, a junior vocal performance major from Memphis, Tenn., in her junior recital Friday, March 12, at 2 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall.