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Professor and alumnus advance in conducting competition

Dr. Dustin Ousley, director of the Charleston Southern choral program, and the CSU Concert Singers were recently recognized as semifinalists in The American Prize – Choral Performance division. In addition, a 2019 graduate choral program graduate, Timmi Winston, was also selected with her Philip Simmons High School Choir. Ousley and the CSU Concert Singers were […]

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Students perform at CSO’s 2021 Tour of Homes

A few weeks before Christmas break, students and faculty from Charleston Southern University’s Horton School of Music performed in the 2021 Symphony Tour of Homes. The 24th annual event hosted by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League is a self-guided tour of five stunning homes on Kiawah Island. Nearly 1,000 tickets were sold. Dr. Soohyun Yun, director […]

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Alumnus gets four-chair turn on “The Voice”

From an 8th grade talent show to large music venues, Aaron Hines ’16 has performed on stages of all sizes—but none bigger than the one he walked on recently at Universal Studios in Hollywood.  Hines is currently competing on Season 21 of “The Voice,” an NBC Emmy Award-winning musical competition series that showcases vocalists from across […]

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Decades-old Gospel Choir now offered as a course at CSU

Charleston Southern University’s Horton School of Music is expanding its music course opportunities by offering Gospel Choir each semester. With virtually no limit on capacity, students from any academic discipline can enroll.  Students will learn the history of traditional African-American gospel music and how it has become a progressive sound in the contemporary worship experience.   […]

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Connecting through creative arts

Catherine Compton Nielsen, MT-BC ‘03 and her entrepreneurial husband, Chris Nielsen, started The Palm Beach Music Therapy Institute, LLC in 2007. In 2019, they changed the name to Creative Arts Therapies of the Palm Beaches. Cat and Chris and their three children, Penelope, Grover, and Heidi, live in Palm Beach County, Florida.  She said, “I am […]

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Music camps back at CSU

Charleston Southern University’s Horton School of Music sponsored the 10th annual Summer Music Camp during the last two weeks of June. Two hundred campers attended from every region of South Carolina and five neighboring states, and performed in the areas of band, orchestra, piano and voice. After a one-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CSU […]

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CSU freshman saves drowning child

Caroline Grace is a freshman majoring in instrumental music education; she is also a courageous local hero. Last summer, Grace had a job at a local pool as an attendant, monitoring and keeping the facility clean. She was by no means a lifeguard.  However, if it weren’t for Grace, a 3-year-old girl named Madelyn would […]

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CSU student to compete in national singing competition

The Horton School of Music at Charleston Southern University is proud to announce that Samuel Polk, sophomore music education – choral major, has earned entry into the National Preliminary Round of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions. This progressive audition first required Polk to finish with a qualifying score at the district […]

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Woman Wednesday Series: Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis

To kick off Women’s History Month, we will highlight a Charleston Southern University woman who has influenced their part of campus and our community for the better. Today, the spotlight is on Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis, professor of music and chair of vocal programs in CSU’s Horton School of Music. She is also the Mid-Atlantic […]

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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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