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Owen to perform sophomore voice recital April 23

April 20, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Bella Owen in her sophomore voice recital on Friday, April 23, at 2 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. Seating is limited to current students, faculty and staff due to continued COVID-19 precautions; the recital will be available at no cost to the general public via www.livestream.com/obu.

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Letcher and Stevens to present sophomore voice recitals April 9

April 06, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Julia Letcher and Kyleigh Stevens in their sophomore voice recitals Friday, April 9, at 2 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. Seating is limited to current students, faculty and staff due to continued COVID-19 precautions; the recital will be available at no cost to the general public via www.livestream.com/obu.

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Ouachita Saxophone Quartet performs at North American Saxophone Alliance Conference

March 24, 2021

Ouachita’s student Saxophone Quartet was selected to perform at the Region IV Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance that was held virtually on Friday, March 12, through Sunday, March 14. Members of the Saxophone Quartet include Cross Brandon on baritone, Craig Crawford on soprano saxophone, Graham Scarborough on tenor and Katelyn Still on alto.

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Ouachita students earn four finalist, 13 semifinalist honors in virtual state NATS competition

March 18, 2021

Four Ouachita Baptist University music students were recognized with finalist honors at the 2021 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) auditions for the state of Arkansas. Over 130 Arkansas college students competed to reach the final round of the competition, which was conducted virtually this year, and 14 Ouachita students earned semifinalist and finalist recognitions.

Shambarger Competition 2021 winner Danielle Hall
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Hall wins Ouachita's 2021 Shambarger Competition for Singers

March 03, 2021

Danielle Hall, a senior musical theatre major from Prairie Grove, Ark., won first place in Ouachita Baptist University’s 23rd annual Mary Shambarger Competition for Singers on Tuesday, Feb. 23. This year’s competition repertoire featured art songs.

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Mayfield to perform sophomore voice recital March 5

March 01, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Matthew Mayfield in his sophomore voice recital on Friday, March 5, at 2 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. Seating is limited to current students, faculty and staff due to COVID-19; the recital also will be available via www.livestream.com/obu.

McBeth Recital Hall
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Hall and Ring to perform senior musical theatre recitals Feb. 26

February 17, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University will host Danielle Hall and Elizabeth Ring in their senior musical theatre recitals on Friday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. Due to COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines, the recitals will be livestreamed for the public at livestream.com/obu, and there is limited seating for Ouachita students, faculty and staff in McBeth Recital Hall.

Virginia Queen Piano Competition
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Weyenberg wins Ouachita's Virginia Queen Piano Competition

February 12, 2021

Anna Weyenberg, a junior piano and communications & media/multimedia journalism double major from McKinney, Texas, won first place in Ouachita Baptist University’s 2021 Virginia Queen Piano Competition held on Friday, Feb. 5, in Ouachita’s McBeth Recital Hall.

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Ouachita's School of Fine Arts announces adjusted spring events

February 09, 2021

Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts has adjusted its Spring 2021 events, including concerts, theatre productions and art galleries, to allow students to continue their performance education as well as provide safe viewing for audiences following COVID-19 guidelines from the Arkansas Department of Health and Ouachita’s Health Monitoring and Action Team.

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Cross Brandon named winner of Ouachita's 2020 McBeth Concerto Competition

December 01, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Cross Brandon was named the winner of the 2020 W. Francis and Mary McBeth Wind and Percussion Concerto Competition on Nov. 20. Brandon is a junior music industry major from Little Rock, Ark.

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