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Voice students advance to national competition

Eight voice students from the Horton School of Music at Charleston Southern University have earned awards in two separate National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions, competing in nine different categories. Eight students advanced to compete at the Mid-Atlantic Region NATS Student Auditions, originally scheduled for mid-March at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at the University of South Carolina. The auditions were moved […]

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U.S. Navy Band headed to CSU this month

The United States Navy Band will be making a stop at Charleston Southern University on Thursday, Feb. 27 as part of the band’s 2020 tour. The performing ensembles will be the Concert Band, Sea Chanters chorus and Cruisers popular music group. The band, with its combined ensembles, performs in many styles ranging from traditional wind band […]

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Week-long seminar a resource to all musicians

The Horton School of Music at Charleston Southern along with the Charleston Jazz Academy hosted an eight-day seminar on musician’s health and safety that concluded on Tuesday, February 4. The free annual event focused on issues facing musicians of all levels with regard to physical, mental, and emotional health and safety demands. Attendees spanned the musical field: professional […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Soohyun Yun

Dr. Soohyun Yun performed at the Piano Texas International Festival in summer 2019, including three concerts and three public master classes. Yun won the concerto competition and performed Schumann Piano Concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya. She also performed in the Ilshin Art Hall in Seoul, Korea […]

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World-class flutist to perform at CSU

Flutists and woodwind players from beginner through professionals and music lovers will have a unique chance to attend a recital and masterclass featuring world-class flutist Demarre McGill Sunday, Jan. 26 at Charleston Southern University’s Lightsey Chapel Auditorium.  McGill is principal flutist of the Seattle Symphony and also associate professor of flute at the University of […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Carissa T. Smith

Dr. Carissa Smith is the author of the recently published Cyborg Saints: Religion and Posthumanism in Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction in Routledge’s Children’s Literature and Culture Series. Promotional material says, “Cyborg Saints charts new ground in joining religion and posthumanism to represent the creativity and diversity of young people’s fiction.” Smith is also […]

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Shuler digs through 300 years of history

The most interesting items Ethan Shuler has found in his archaeological dig at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site in Summerville are a musket ball and a red glass jewel bead. He’s also found mounds of broken bricks, but that hasn’t dimmed his enthusiasm. “I wanted to get out and find history,” said Shuler. “It’s awesome […]

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Alumni Q&A: Jeff Christmas `02

Jeff Christmas is currently a manager at Boeing South Carolina plant over the wiring team in Building 20 Cell 30. He has been an avionics technician for Boeing, and he is also a U.S. Army veteran. Q. What are some of the skills you learned at CSU that have benefited you the most? I learned […]

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Alumni Q&A: Hope Harrison Avery `88

Hope Harrison Avery is an HR director with an agency providing services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. She uses her sociology degree every day in not only recruiting but in developing staff. She considers herself a servant leader who sees the value in empowering staff to do their best. Q. What skills did you learn […]

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Gorsky practices music therapy abroad

Melinda Gorsky’s study abroad trip to Jamaica this summer included working in Jamaican schools, care centers, orphanages and hospitals and living and studying in rural Jamaica. Gorsky, a music therapy major, learned of the program through CSU’s director of music therapy, Dr. Jennifer Whipple. She applied and was accepted to the Jamaica Field Service Project, […]

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