Music Faculty Present Concert

Nine music faculty members along with three Belhaven music alumni presented a full concert last Saturday evening, February 25. Performers included the following:

Mr. Casey Kirk & Dr. Owen Rockwell, Percussionists

Dr. Tanja Miric, Classical Guitarist

Mr. Chris Phillips, Tenor/Countertenor

Dr. Stephen & Mrs. Carolyn Sachs, Duet Pianists

Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, Violist

Mrs. Sarah Anne Waters, Pianist

Dr. Andrew Sauerwein, Composer

(compositions performed by alumni Roberta Duhs, Soprano, Sarah Elias, Pianist, and Rachel Reese, Violinist)

A great night was had by all, and audience members described the concert with words such as “relaxed”, “joyful”, and “communal”.

Dr. Owen Rockwell (far left) and Mr. Casey Kirk (2nd from right) along with two assisting percussionists.

Roberta Duhs (Soprano) and Sarah Elias (Pianist)

Dr. Stephen Sachs & Mrs. Carolyn Sachs, Duet Pianists 





Newsletters, Fall 2016

Though there has been a lapse in communication on this blog, here are all of the Newsletters from this past semester to catch up on the news in the Music Department:

MSC Newsletter 8.26.16

MSC Newsletter 9.2.16

MSC Newsletter 9.9.16

MSC Newsletter 9.16.16

MSC Newsletter 9.23.16

MSC Newsletter 9.30.16


MSC Newsletter 10.14.16

MSC Newsletter 10.21.16

MSC Newsletter 10.28.16


MSC Newsletter 11.4.16

MSC Newsletter 11.11.16

MSC Newsletter 11.18.16

MSC Newsletter 12.2.16

2016 Mississippi Guitar Festival

The 2016 Mississippi Guitar Festival will take place at Belhaven University this year!

Other supporting schools include Hinds Community College, Jones County Community College, Meridian Community College, Pearl River Community College, The University of Southern Mississippi , and William Carey University.

For more information, please visit the 2016 Mississippi Guitar Festival Facebook group or event.

Vocalists place in NATS finals

Two of our vocalists were finalists in the NATS state competition this past weekend at Ole Miss! Jessica Joy Ziegelbauer took first place in the Senior Musical Theatre Women category. From a prior victory in the NATS Southern Regional competition, Jessica will be competing later this spring in Chicago at the NATS National competition. Julie Wolfe took third place in the Senior Classical Women category. Please congratulate your fellow students on their achievements and praise God for the blessing of their talents!

Concert Photos

Below are photos that were taken at our various concerts over the past few weeks.

Student Composer’s Concert on November 10th:

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Orchestra Concert on November 16th:







Choir Concert at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Jackson on Nov. 22nd:

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Best of Belhaven I on Nov. 23rd:
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