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Mercer Artist: Amelia Rivers, a musician navigating the Tempest

Amelia Rivers stands outside the McCorkle Music Hall.

Jules Tollett, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Pianist Amelia Rivers, a freshman, is a Music Arts major as well as an English major. Rivers’ musical inclinations don’t end with the piano, however. She is also a vocalist, and a member of Mercer’s top choral ensemble, the Mercer Singers. An active member of both the Townsend School of Music and the Co...

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...

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