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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...

Mercer choirs to perform in spring concerts

Mercer's Brass Choir will be playing a special Bear Day Brass concert on April 8 at 10:00am.

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016

  As the school year begins to come to a close, Mercer’s choirs are set to hold two of their last performances of the semester. One of the performances, “Voices of Spring,” will take place Sunday, April 17. The Mercer Women’s Chamber Choir will be featured in Fickling Hall with Stanley...

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...

Mercer Wind Ensemble to perform ‘April Showers Bring Musical Flowers’

The Mercer Wind Ensemble will be playing with Central and Westside High School Symphonic Bands in April Showers Bring Musical Flowers.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

The Mercer Wind Ensemble is teaming up with Westside and Central High schools for a special concert Tuesday, April 12. The concert will be held at Central High School’s auditorium. It will begin at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free and open to the public. The concert has been titled “April ...

Bear Day Brass concert to change location to Fickling Hall

Mercer's Brass Choir will be playing a special Bear Day Brass concert on April 8 at 10:00am.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

The Mercer Brass Choir concert that is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 8 — titled Bear Day Brass — has been moved from the McCorkle Music Building patio to Fickling Hall inside the music building. This event is free and open to the public. “It will be bombastic,” said Douglas Hill, Mercer professor ...

‘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...

Lenora Green will bring “Hope, Love and Grace” to Mercer

Soprano Lenora Green, pictured, will be performing with pianist Carol Goff on Feb. 16 as part of the Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series.

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

February 11, 2016

Soprano Lenora Green will be performing with pianist Carol Goff on Feb. 16 as part of the Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series

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...

Mercer professors join in special faculty artist recital

Martha Malone is Townsend’s chair of vocal studies and director of opera. She will be performing alongside Robert Kosowski in the upcoming faculty art recital.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

This year, one of the Townsend School of Music’s faculty artist recitals will be performed with a twist. On Oct. 27, Townsend voice faculty members Martha Malone and Richard Kosowski will join to perform a variety of chamber music alongside pianist Carol Goff, including both solo and duet reper...

Internationally renowned performer visits Mercer's Townsend School of Music

Credit: Jenna Eason

Jenna Eason

October 2, 2014

Clifton Forbis, Chair of Voice at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and renowned international performer, gave a recital followed by a master class at Mercer’s Townsend School of Music. Forbis is a heldentenor who has been a leading artist with the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de...

Mercer Singers to perform at American Choral Directors Association

Emily Farlow

January 25, 2012

  On Thursday, Jan. 26, the Mercer Singers attended the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA). Directed by Dr. Stanley L. Roberts, the choir is made up of 40 auditioned Mercer students, and they have approximately 30 performances per year. The Mercer Singers have made four recordings. Dr....

Townsend School of Music announces new concert season

Kaleigh Manson

September 7, 2011

Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music recently announced a new season of concerts for 2011-2012. One event was the annual Robert McDuffie and Friends Labor Day Festival for Strings that was held Sept. 1 and Sept. 5 in Neva Langley Ficking Hall of the McCorkle Music Building. The calendar of...

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