Upcoming Music Events

Dear Friends of the Music Department at Belhaven University,

Greetings from Jackson, MS.

Please accept my apology for writing so little this year.  The pace of our activities in Belhaven Music continues unabated with a music major enrollment that continues with more than 60 music majors!   I do hope to help you keep up to date with our spring concert schedule with regular announcements during the next two months.  Today’s installment will give you news through Spring Break which concludes on March 21.

So far this academic year, the Music Department at Belhaven University has continued to enjoy an unprecedented time of concerts and recitals.  Students are passing their juries and presenting highly successful programs.  This past Saturday pianist Ellie Honea and sopranos Hannah Cross and Blakeney Hatcliff presented their junior recitals.  (Please know that I am especially proud of our juniors and seniors as they present their recitals.  They learn so much during the many months of preparation and practice that lead up to very joyful public performances.  A crucial part of that learning involves relying on our Lord for provision in all aspects of recital preparation and performance.)

Now I would like to celebrate some imminent events with current music majors highlighted by underlining and music faculty highlighted in italics.


March 4, 5, 6; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Musical Theatre & Dessert

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (Revised)

McCravey – Triplett Student Center, Belhaven University Dining Commons

(main campus, parking available just off Pinehurst Street)

Desserts will be offered at intermission featuring delights from Broad Street Bakery

Malaika Quarterman, Belhaven Theatre graduate, directs.

Doors open between 7:00 and 7:15 pm.

Tickets: $10 adult; $5 student/child; includes dessert and beverage

$3 Belhaven student/faculty/staff/immediate family

($3 Belhaven ticket charge waived if dessert and beverage are declined)

To order tickets contact Mrs. Karen Johnston in the Music Box Office

Phone: 601-974-6494;   Email: kjohnston@belhaven.edu

Music Majors starring in the this great show include Chris Carlson as Charlie Brown, Roberta Sachs as Lucy, Andrew Craig as Schroeder, Malcom LaTour as Linus, and Rebeka Larson as Snoopy.  Theatre Major Eleanor Baxter is Sally.  Damien Bone, bass, Luke Bowers, drums and Mrs. Nicole Harwell, piano make up the piano trio accompanying the musical.  These students are doing great work – the show is a “not to be missed.”   Tickets are limited to 150 per night.  Order yours today as “sell-outs” are very possible.

Based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Original Direction for this version of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” by Michael Mayer

Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson

Produced by arrangement with, and the music and dialogue material furnished by:


560 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022

March 6:  Valerie Tate, soprano, Senior Voice Recital

Saturday, 4:00 pm, Covenant Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 4000 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211 (note location)

March 9

Student Composers Concert VII

Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Recital Room

The Belhaven Composers Forum invites you to an interactive showcase of engaging new works by Belhaven student composers. Dr. Sauerwein continues in his role as mentor to a fine group of young composers including Thomas CallenMatthew ForesterJoshua HartonTony PeacockMichael Shofner and James White.  The program will explore new ways to experience the adventure of music-making as the composers and performers open windows into their creative worlds. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Please carefully note the location of the three events listed above.  Most of our events are held in the Belhaven University Center for the Arts on Riverside Drive (across the street from Newell Stadium) in downtown Jackson.

Finally – To Prospective Students: a lot of you have auditioned and are accepted into the program at Belhaven, some of you have already accepted music scholarships from Belhaven University, and more scholarship letters may go out this week.  There is still lots of time to complete applications, schedule an audition and be offered a music scholarship.  Please work with your admission counselors as you seek to finalize this very important step in your lives.  You may also contact me at the email address below if you have any questions!!!  I want to write your scholarship letter and have you be a part of this very dynamic school that is Belhaven University and our very dynamic department which is Music.

Until later this month, May God Bless You, Glory to God!

Dr. Sachs

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