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Final Noon Organ Recital of academic year is April 11

April 4, 2017
For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, coordinating director, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — The final Campbellsville University Noon Organ Recital of the academic year will be given on Tuesday, April 11 at 12:20 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

The recital will be the annual end-of-the year program featuring faculty members from the School of Music in literature for instruments and organ.

Scheduled to participate will Dr. Bethany Stiles (mezzo-soprano), Randall Olson, (violin) and Dr. Wesley Roberts (organ).  The music of J. S. Bach and Johan Svendsen will be featured along with others.

The recital is free and open to the public. It concludes at 12:50 p.m. in order for attendees to return to work on their lunch hour.

Dr. Bethany Stiles serves as assistant professor of music at Campbellsville University. She has previously served as a faculty member at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania and the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

Stiles has sung in numerous operatic and musical theater roles as well as professional solos in oratorios and cantatas across the country.

Olson serves as adjunct instructor in music at Campbellsville University.  He is co-concertmaster of Orchestra Kentucky in Bowling Green and has been a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

He has taught violin for more than 40 years and has been a recitalist as both soloist and collaborative artist.

Roberts is completing his 35th year as a member of the Campbellsville University music faculty teaching courses in piano, organ, musicology, ethnomusicology and hymnology.  He has presented concerts as pianist and organist throughout the United States and in Europe and China.

Roberts will be a guest presenter at the 2017 Conference of the European Piano Teachers Association in Helsinki, Finland this coming August.

The series provides organ music from the 1894 Farrand and Votey Organ in Ransdell Chapel which is enlarged to 51 ranks by Moeller, Pilcher and Milnar Organ Companies.

For more information, contact Roberts at mwroberts@campbellsville.edu or at (270) 789-5287.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 5,000 students offering over 80 programs of study including 19 master’s degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset and Hodgenville with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.