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COVID-19 pushes new advancements within the School of Music

Music student Melody Little receives instruction from Piano 1 professor Gail Pollock during the COVID-19 outbreak. Pollock also said that she disinfects the area with Pledge Antibacterial Surface Cleaner between classes.

Safia Serena Tejani, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2020

Ever wonder how an in-class mask mandate applies to singers and other musicians within Mercer University’s School of Music? Singers and other musicians are required to wear masks even while singing or playing their instruments — but how is that possible?

Dr. Ian Altman to perform next as part of the Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series

The Steinway piano ( a gift from the Godseys) in Professor Goff's room in the McKinnley Music Building.

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2016

Students of Mercer’s Townsend School of Music are given opportunities throughout the year to hear musicians from around the world perform and attend master classes conducted by the visiting artists. This series, the Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series, is a result of one of many long-lasting mon...

‘Spring Fever’ cabaret to welcome the season at the Townsend School of Music

Mercer University vocal studies chair and director of opera, Martha Malone, is bringing Spring Fever to Macon, Georgia on March 1.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

On March 1, warmer weather will be ushered in with “Spring Fever,” the Townsend School of Music's latest faculty artist recital. This faculty-led cabaret will be performed on campus at Fickling Hall in the McCorkle Music Building. The event is free and open to the public. This event invites t...

Timothy Jones inspires journalism student

Timothy Jones grabs his music textbooks before his piano lesson with professor Ian Altman

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

November 7, 2015

Timothy Jones, a blind musician at Mercer, leaves an impression on student reporter

Walking by faith, not by sight

Disabilities won’t stop the aspiring musician from pursuing his dream of one day hosting his own concert and sharing his testimony at the end of it.

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

October 28, 2015

At 8 a.m. each Wednesday—a time when most students have pressed their snooze alarms at least a dozen times—freshman Timothy Jones is in McCorkle Music Hall perfecting his rendition of Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune.” For four hours, Jones’ hands glide over the piano keys in a practice room until h...

From Bear to Crown: Betty Cantrell wins Miss America

CCJ Student, Marin Guta, interviews Miss America Betty Cantrell in Georgia Public Broadcasting's studio.

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

October 15, 2015

Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music had its shining moment on an unlikely national platform — the stage of the 95th Miss America Pageant Competition. Mercer music student Betty Cantrell competed in front of an estimated 7.1 million viewers, according to Nielson Twitter TV Ratings. Some...

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