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Jinghan Wu Junior Recital

Congratulations to Jinghan Wu on her outstanding junior recital performance. Music by Linghai Li, Mozart, and Chopin got powerful, sensitive, and dynamic readings. Her Chopin F-sharp minor Polonaise was especially strong. The Li was sparkling and colorful - the Mozart…

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Joseph Brantley and Skyler Miller

Special "shout-out!" to these fine students: freshman Joseph Brantley and senior Skyler Miller for taking on new music composed by retired professor William Schirmer. Both played in studio class today for Dr. Schirmer and he was delighted! Congratulations Mr. Brantley…

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Congratulations to Junior Jackson Merrill

Junior Piano Performance Major Jackson "Jack" Merrill gave an outstanding Junior Recital Hearing Thursday, February 3, before a committee of demanding faculty. His program included works by Bach, Debussy, and Dello Joio, and was presented with style, expressiveness, and versatility…

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Congratulations to JU Senior TYLER BECHTLE

My senior, Tyler Bechtle, graduated from Jacksonville University on May 4. Of all the students I have had the honor of teaching, Tyler improved the most, the fastest. He was an inspirational leader amoung all our students and his presence…

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2012 Harvey Scholl Prize in Piano

The Harvey Scholl Prize in Piano was established in 2007 to recognize the artistry and dedicated teaching and service of Dr. Harvey Scholl, Professor of Piano at Jacksonville University in the 1960s and 1970s. Dr. Scholl was a beloved mentor…

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JOHN SHANNON, Senior Recital

Mega shout-out to Music Education Senior, John Shannon, on his Senior Solo Recital. I was so impressed with the musicianship, the sound, the dynamic contours, everything! Congratulations on an outstanding accomplishment!

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ALFRED MENESES SENIOR RECITAL

Dear readers I was so impressed Saturday night during my senior piano student's (Alfred Meneses) Senior Recital. He worked so hard to prepare, rehearse, and create his program and his performance was STUNNING. Such mature playing, and so musically sensitive.…

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All Piano Students at Jacksonville University

Thanks to Professor Edith (Edie) Hubert!!! She's really gone above and beyond the expectations of a "part time instructor" and made such a huge impact on all our piano students Juries (Dec. 6) were unprecedented. Everyone was so well prepared…

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AUSTIN CLARK and ALFRED MENESES

Super Shout-Out to Austin Clark (Brahms, Rhapsody in G minor; Mozart, Piano Quartet in G minor) and Alfred Meneses (Brahms, Cello Sonata in E minor with Joseph Engle) on their performances at Friday's Performance Seminar at Jacksonville University. Leaders! Bravo…