Campbellsville University to hold final Noon Organ Recital Series concert


March 23, 2010
For Immediate Release

By Hillary C. Wright, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—The Campbellsville University School of Music will host its final concert in the Noon Organ Recital Series on Tuesday, April 13 at 12:20 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

The public is invited to attend free of charge. The concert will end at 12:50 p.m. in time for those who attend to go back to work.

The concert will feature Dr. Wesley Roberts, CU professor of music, on the Farrand and Votey pipe organ in the Ransdell Chapel. He will perform with Campbellsville University professors Dr. Lisa McArthur, associate professor of music; Dr. Reese Land, assistant professor of music/trumpet, and Wansoo Cho, an adjunct instructor in music.

Roberts has been teaching at CU since 1982. He is the author of articles and reviews in British, Dutch and American journals, and co-author with Maurice Hinson of  “The Piano in Chamber Ensemble, 2nd Edition,” published in 2006.  He is preparing a new edition of Hinson’s encyclopedic “Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire.”

Roberts is organist at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Louisville and  has served as a visiting professor at the French Piano Institute in Paris and at Shanghai Normal University.

He has organized concert tours across Kentucky for international artists from France, Holland, Denmark, England and China, and has served additionally as president of three professional organizations, including the Kentucky Music Teachers Association, which granted him its 2005 Distinguished Service Award.

McArthur has been teaching at CU since 1998. She is president of the Flute Society of Kentucky and was selected as the College/University Educator of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educators Association in 2001.

Her flute ensemble arrangements and her new book about “Gary Schocker (Ambidextranata, The Versatile Gary Schocker)” are published by Falls House Press.

She directs Campbellsville University’s graduate flute quartet, Quarteto Gracioso, which won the collegiate division of the Macauley Chamber Music Competition, hosted by the University of Louisville and sponsored by the Chamber Music Society of Louisville, recently.

Land has been teaching at CU since 2007. He recently received the award for College/University Professor of the Year from the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) in the fourth district.

Land has worked with many of the high school bands in the counties surrounding Campbellsville during their summer band camps. He was nominated for the award by band directors he spent time working with in the KMEA fourth district.  He received the award during the annual KMEA convention in Louisville Feb. 6.

Cho is a native of Busan, North Korea. He graduated summa cum laude from Kosin University where he earned a bachelor of music degree in violin performance. He attended Campbellsville University for his master of arts in music degree and master of music in church music degree.

Cho frequently plays violin and viola in chamber music settings, as well as in duo with his wife, pianist Hana Park.
At CU, Cho teaches applied viola, directs the String Chamber Ensemble and is the assistant conductor of the University Orchestra

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.


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