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Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host pianist Dr. Cole Burger in concert on Thursday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center. The recital, which is part of Ouachita’s Guest Artist Series, is free and open to the public.
Burger is an instructor in the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University, where he teaches and coordinates class piano and piano pedagogy. He holds degrees in piano performance and economics from Northwestern University and the University of Texas.
Burger will perform works from standard classical repertoire as well as works by living modern composers. The program for the evening includes: “Prelude on F” and “Fugue on A flat” by John S. Hilliard, a 1969 Ouachita graduate; “Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 885” by J.S. Bach; “Sonata No. 41 in A major, Hob. XVI: 26” by Franz Joseph Haydn; “A Distant Voice of the Rain Forest (2005, rev. 2013)” by Ng Chong Lim; “Rapsodia Nusantara No. 18 (2016)” by Ananda Sukarian; “4 Skazki, op. 26” by Nikolai Medtner; and “RedLine (1999)” by Steven Bryant, a 1994 Ouachita graduate.
As a solo and collaborative pianist, Burger has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Rome’s Teatro di Marcello, the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, the Goethe Institute in Bangkok, the American Cathedral in Paris and the U.S. Ambassador’s Home in Malaysia.
Burger has won prizes at the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, Seattle International Piano Competition, the American Prize in Piano Performance and the Janice K. Hodges Contemporary Piano Performance Competition.
Ouachita’s Guest Artist Series allows the university to invite musicians and artists both nationally and internationally to share their arts on campus and in the community. For more information, contact Dr. Gary Gerber, dean of the School of Fine Arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-5128.
Ouachita Baptist University is looking for the class of 2021 and other upcoming classes. There are several different ways for students interested in Ouachita to come visit campus. From personal tours to overnight visits, Ouachita Admissions Counseling creates opportunities to introduce all aspects of the university to prospective students.
“The best way to find out if a campus is right for you is to visit that campus. You can’t really get a feel for what the campus is like unless you are on the campus,” said Lori Motl, director of admissions counseling. She noted that these events “give students an opportunity to come and get different snapshots of what life is like on campus.”
As high school students plan campus visits, there’s something for everyone. Tiger Days are weekday events; Preview Days are Saturday events; and GROW is an annual overnight event each fall. Guests also can schedule personalized tours for any day that is convenient for their schedule.
Tiger Days include a campus tour led by current Ouachita students as well as lunch. Prospective students are invited to sit in on a class, and parents are offered a session with Ouachita administrators. Tiger Day dates for this fall are Sept. 9, Nov. 18 and Dec. 2. Spring dates are Jan. 27, Feb. 20, March 3, March 13, April 17 and April 26. Registration is open for Tiger Days now at www.obu.edu/tigerdays.
GROW, or Getting Ready for Ouachita’s World, is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to stay in a residence hall for the night with current OBU students during Homecoming week. Students are able to sit in on classes and attend a performance of Tiger Tunes, OBU’s annual sing-and-dance competition that raises more than $100,000 annually for student scholarships. Students may attend GROW either Wednesday, Oct. 12, through Thursday, Oct. 13, or Thursday, Oct. 13, through Friday, Oct. 14. Registration is open now at www.obu.edu/grow and space is limited. There is a fee of $45, which includes a Tiger Tunes ticket, dinner, breakfast and a T-shirt.
Preview Days are Saturday events that align with some of the most exciting days on Ouachita’s campus. The fall Preview Day is on Saturday, Nov. 12, and features the Battle of the Ravine football game, one of the oldest rivalries in college football. The game is between Ouachita and Henderson State University, located right across the street in Arkadelphia.
“It’s a day where we can showcase the Tiger Nation spirit,” Motl said. “It’s one of the oldest and most unique rivalries and the shortest road trip in the NCAA.”
Spring Preview Day is Saturday, April 8, and gives prospective students an opportunity to see “Arkansas’ most exciting college weekend,” Tiger Traks. Traks is a field day-style weekend of competition among student teams that raises money for student scholarships. Students are able to register for both of Preview Day events now at www.obu.edu/previewday.
Ouachita also offers personal campus tours that are specially tailored for individual students. They are customized to fit a student’s schedule interest. These visits often include tours of campus, meeting with a dean or coach in their area of interest and visiting with an admissions counselor.
Ouachita Online I&D Forum
ideas and practices for course instructors and designers
March 3, Friday at 12 noon in the Alumni Room
Ouachita Online I&D Forums
Bring your lunch and join us at noon for conversation, encouragement, and training. Who are the Forums for? Anyone who is doing or has done or will be doing online course design or instruction, or anyone who is curious about designing and/or teaching a Ouachita Online course.