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 charming. Congratulations Jinghan!

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 and Mr. Miller!

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. Bravo! Going to be a great Junior Recital, February 13, 7:30pm, Terry Concert Hall.

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 will be missed. We wish all the best for Tyler!

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 and leader - and he worked hard to bring out the best in his students, always The Harvey Scholl Prize is intended to honor that student who has exhibited outstand progress during the academic year, and to honor that student's leadership qualities, and dedication to…

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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!


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 I was really touched by his comments... Alfred, if you are reading this, I want you to know that the honor has been ALL MINE. What a privilege to watch you grow and mature - and to hear you play with conviction and profound emotional connection…

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