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MVNU Music Department to Host Benefit Concert

Eternal FlameJan. 10, 2017

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio —The MVNU Music Department will host a Grand Piano Project Benefit Concert on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at 3 p.m., in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium as part of a fundraising campaign to purchase a new recital grand piano for Thorne Performance Hall. Funds raised will also go toward refurbishing the existing piano, which has been used for over 30 years.

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Thorne Performance Hall serves as a primary venue for musical performances and master classes by guest artists, and the platform for a multitude of professional and student presentations. Its extensive use has been vital to the robust music program but is now in a dire state for refurbishment. A collection will be taken at the end of the concert.

The benefit concert will feature many current music faculty members including:

  • Rebecca Abbott (Organ)
  • Elizabeth Barrett (Soprano)
  • Charla Dryburgh (Accompanist)
  • JoAnn Koh-Baker (Piano)
  • Adrienne Lape (Clarinet)
  • Juan Ortega (Violin)
  • Jennifer Packard (Flute)
  • John Packard (Trumpet)
  • Jim Puckett (Percussion)
  • Bob Tocheff (Organ)
  • Carrie Vail (Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Joel Vega (Tenor)

The music department is honored to present these talented faculty members to perform in their various areas and to show their support for the piano initiative that will benefit the music department, the university community including present and future students, as well as the surrounding Knox County community.

The concert event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 28 states and 17 countries/U.S. territories.

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