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April 17, 2009

Birmingham-Southern music students to be recognized with Honors Day Recital

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Twelve Birmingham-Southern College music students will present an Honors Day Recital April 23 in the BSC Hill Recital Hall at 1:30 p.m. The student performances are in recognition of outstanding achievement through competition and for acceptance to prestigious summer and graduate school programs. The recital is open to the public and admission is free.

BSC honorary music students who will perform are:

Maggie Beam, a freshman music major from Anniston, was a semi-finalist in the first year female category at the annual state chapter meeting of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Timothy Beenken, a senior music performance major from Vestavia, is a recipient of the Mildred Allen Award for Vocal Excellence at BSC. Following graduation from BSC in May, he will attend The Julliard School of Music graduate program this fall. For the second consecutive year, he has been named a Studio Artist and awarded entrance into the Wolf Trap Summer Opera Studio Artist Program.

Shelby Claire Bowling, a senior music performance major from Daphne, will attend The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University graduate program this fall. She will participate in the Accademia Dell'Arte.

Caleb Clark, a freshman music major from Munford, placed second in the first year male category at the annual state chapter meeting of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Josh Crowe, a sophomore composition major from Long Beach, Miss., was a winner in the ninth annual Whittington Competition at Birmingham-Southern.

Hannah Ellington, a junior voice performance major from Pelham, placed first in the third year female category at the annual state chapter meeting of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and was also a winner in the ninth annual Whittington Competition.

Jennifer Faulkner, a senior music major from North Shelby, has been accepted to the University of Miami Salzburg Summer Study Program.

Meagan Langford, a senior music major from Hueytown, has been accepted to the University of Tennessee graduate program.

Christina McCauley, a junior voice performance major from Marietta, Ga., was a winner in the ninth annual Whittington Competition.

Jessica Tyner Rushing, a senior music major from Mobile, is a recipient of the Mildred Allen Award for Vocal Excellence and was a winner in the ninth annual Whittington Competition.

David Talley, a senior music performance major from Pleasant Grove, was the winner of the Minnie McNeil Carr Scholarship Competition by the American Guild of Organists, Birmingham Chapter.

Anna Underwood, a senior music major from Homewood, was a winner in the ninth annual Whittington Competition.

The Honors Days Recital is a part of the annual Honors Day activities at Birmingham-Southern.

 

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