Music Department News

Best of Belhaven Concert Features Top Performances of Semester

Best of Belhaven Concert Features Top Performances of SemesterThe last installment of the 2018 Best of Belhaven performance is Monday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Instruments and Voices Join Together for Harmonious Concert

Instrumental and Choral Arts Concert 2018Belhaven’s Instrumental and Choral Arts Concert on Tuesday, November 13 will showcase music from Belhaven’s Music and Choral Ensembles. ... | Read Full Article

University Recognized as 2018-19 Christian College of Distinction

COD 2018For the eighth consecutive year, Belhaven University was named a 2018-19 Christian College of Distinction. ... | Read Full Article

Symphony Orchestra to Present Masterworks at Concert

Symphony Orchestra Concert 2018Belhaven’s Symphony Orchestra Concert will showcase masterworks from several well-known composers on Friday, November 9. ... | Read Full Article

Piano Trio to Perform Music from Romanticism Composers

Piano Trio 2018Belhaven’s Piano Trio will present an evening of chamber music on Friday, October 26 in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Registration Open for Spring 2019 Semester

Spring Registration 2018Traditional students can register the week of October 22-26 and plan their 2019 Spring Semester at Belhaven University. ... | Read Full Article

U.S. News and World Report Names Belhaven Best Value 2019

U.S. News and World Report Name Belhaven Best Value 2019U.S. News and World Report awarded Belhaven the prestigious title of 2019 Best Value for Regional Universities. ... | Read Full Article

October Discover Day Planned for High Schoolers

Discover Day October 2018The University’s next Discover Day of the semester is October 19, 2018. ... | Read Full Article

U.S. News Honors Belhaven with Best Regional University Award

U.S. News Best Regional 2018U.S. News & World Report released their 2019 Best Colleges list and awarded Belhaven University a top ranking for best regional university in the South. ... | Read Full Article

Mississippi’s Most Selective College is Belhaven

Most Selective 2018 Belhaven University is Mississippi’s Most Selective College according to Business Insider. ... | Read Full Article

Alumna’s Concerts for Compassion Comes to Belhaven

Alumniâ‚„s Concerts for Compassion Comes to BelhavenBelhaven alumna and Juilliard graduate Jocelyn Zhu will join fellow Juilliard graduate Mariella Haubs to perform music by artists who faced adversity, as part of their Concerts for Compassion Tour. ... | Read Full Article

The Arts Come Alive this Semester at Belhaven

Arts Ablaze Fall 2018The arts are thriving at Belhaven University, and this semester will feature some of the best productions, concerts and exhibitions, happening right in the heart of Jackson. ... | Read Full Article

Eight New Professors Begin First Semester at Belhaven

New Faculty 2018Belhaven welcomed eight new professors to the University. These top professors come from a variety of backgrounds and have a wealth of knowledge ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Releases New Issue of Tartan Magazine

Belhaven Tartan 2018The newest issue of the Belhaven University Tartan Magazine is now available in a digital format. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Honored Among National Colleges of Distinction

2018-2019 College of DistinctionBelhaven was awarded the title 2018-2019 College of Distinction for its continued dedication to quality higher education. ... | Read Full Article

Good Morning America Features Story About Belhaven Alum

Jocelyn Zhu GMA Belhaven alumna and Juilliard graduate Jocelyn Zhu '13 sat down with ABC’s Good Morning America to talk about how she and fellow Juilliard violinist Mariella Haubs are using music to transform and inspire lives. ... | Read Full Article

Alum’s New Jazz Album Getting Rave Reviews

Michael AdkinsMichael Adkins ’14 is an expert jazz musician who sharpened his skills in songwriting at Belhaven. Now he is releasing his second album that is getting rave reviews from around the world. ... | Read Full Article

2018 Welcome Week to Launch New Semester at Belhaven

Welcome Week 2018Belhaven’s Welcome Week is August 24, 2018, and will kick-off the semester for new freshmen and transfer students with a week packed full of exciting events. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Transfer Orientation Day to Welcome Students

transfer orientation 2018New transfer students will prepare for their first semester during Belhaven’s Transfer Orientation Day on June 4, 2018. ... | Read Full Article

Dance Majors, Faculty Earn National Spotlight for Innovative Choreography

national dance festival performance 2018Twelve Belhaven University dance majors are traveling to the nation’s capital for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. ... | Read Full Article

Jubilate Deo To Premiere at Belhaven

Jubilate DeoBelhaven’s concert choir, chorale and chamber orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Christopher Phillips, will present Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo.” ... | Read Full Article

Music Majors Meet for Best of Belhaven Showcase

Best of Belhaven 2018The third and final installment of the 2018 Best of Belhaven performance is Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

New Music From Student Composers To Explore Songwriting

Student Composer Concert 2018The Student Composer Concert XIX will be a special performance showcasing several arrangements of music from Belhaven’s student composers. ... | Read Full Article

Miss. Symphony Orchestra To Perform Music Major’s Work

James StewartMusic composition senior James “Tripp” Stewart will have his work, “Market Garden,” featured at the Composers’ Orchestral Reading Session on Monday, April 23 at the Mississippi Museum of Art. ... | Read Full Article

Orchestra and Strings Concert to Feature Masterworks

Orchestra and Strings Concert to Feature MasterworksBelhaven’s finest classical musicians will take the stage and offer a masterful orchestra and strings concert April 13, 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven To Host High School Juniors

Junior Day 2018High school juniors and their parents are invited to Belhaven University’s Junior Day on Friday, April 13, 2018. ... | Read Full Article

Ensembles Explore Timbres of New and Old Composers

instrumental arts concert 2018Belhaven’s Instrumental Arts Concert is Tuesday, April 10 and will feature music spanning Baroque period to the Twentieth Century. ... | Read Full Article

"Pardon the Interruption” Showcases Expertise of Voice Professor

pardon the interruption recitalThis semester’s faculty voice recital from the Belhaven Music Department will feature tenor Christopher Phillips for an evening of songs that reflect his vocal journey. ... | Read Full Article

Music Concert Showcases Best of the Best

Best of BelhavenEvery semester, the Belhaven Music Department showcases some of the top performances in one outstanding concert. ... | Read Full Article

High School Students Discover Belhaven College Life

Discover Day 2018The University’s next Discover Day of the semester is March 2, 2018. This special day is set aside for interested high school students who will get an inside look into college life at Belhaven. ... | Read Full Article

Music Professors To Present Piano Duo Concert

Sachs Piano Duo 2018Professor of Piano and Music Chair Dr. Stephen Sachs, will share the stage with his wife Mrs. Carolyn R. Sachs, adjunct music professor, for the Sachs Piano Duo concert. ... | Read Full Article

String Students Compete Against Top Universities, Win Big

string students win bigFour music majors from Belhaven’s String Program competed against some of the South’s most prestigious universities and earned top honors. ... | Read Full Article

Piano Trio Returns for Special Performance

piano trio concert 2018Alumna violinist Shellie Brown, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (MSO) principal cellist Veronica Parrales, and Belhaven music chair and MSO pianist Dr. Stephen W. Sachs will return to the stage for an encore performance. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Earns Two Awards for Christian Higher Education

Two Christian Higher Education Awards Earned by BelhavenBelhaven University was honored with two notable awards for its dedication to Christian higher education. ... | Read Full Article

Student Composers Weave New Music For Special Concert

Student Composer Concert The Student Composer Concert XIX will be a special performance showcasing several arrangements of music from Belhaven student composers. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Named National, State College of Distinction

college of distinction 2017-18By demonstrating continued dedication to quality educational practices, Belhaven University has been named a national and state 2017-2018 College of Distinction. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven’s Best of the Best Perform

Best of Belhaven Every semester, the Belhaven Music Department showcases some of the top performances in one outstanding concert. ... | Read Full Article

Students Explore the Arts at Upcoming Discover Day

arts discover day 2017 fall Arts Discover Day is for potential students who want an introduction into Belhaven's thriving School of the Arts. ... | Read Full Article

Ensembles To Perform Eclectic Instrumental Arts Concert

Instrumental Arts Concert Fall 2017Belhaven’s Instrumental Arts Concert on November 15 will feature a wide variety from Baroque to Twentieth Century music. ... | Read Full Article

America's Oldest Singing Christmas Tree Celebrates 85 Years

Belhaven Singing Christmas TreeFor the past 85 years, students have readied their voices and gathered on a 35-foot tall structure to be part of the oldest singing Christmas tree tradition in the United States. ... | Read Full Article

Symphony Orchestra Concert Highlights Masterwork of Mendelssohn

Symphony Orchestra Concert 2017Belhaven’s Symphony Orchestra Concert will feature the talent of the University’s top music students on Friday, November 17. ... | Read Full Article

Piano Recital Brings "Joy" Into the Spotlight

Piano Recital Brings Joy Into the SpotlightProfessor of Music Dr. Stephen W. Sachs will offer an evening of joyful music on Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m. in Belhaven’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

“Jubilate Deo” Combines Languages, Music for Special Concert

choral and vocal art concert 2017Belhaven’s concert choir, chorale and chamber orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Christopher Phillips, will present Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo.” ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Named One of America’s 100 Best College Buys

Belhaven Named One of 100 Best College Buys in AmericaBelhaven University is one of only a 100 universities in the country to receive the distinction of America’s 100 Best College Buys. ... | Read Full Article

Faculty Ensemble to Spotlight Musical Mastery

an evening of diamondsBelhaven Music Department faculty are combining their artistry for a special chamber ensemble concert on October 21, 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Preston Chamber. ... | Read Full Article

Alum, Juilliard Violin Virtuoso To Perform at Belhaven

Violin Duo ConcertBelhaven alumna and Juilliard graduate Jocelyn Zhu ’13 will join fellow Juilliard violinist Mariella Haubs to perform at An Evening of Diamonds I, Violin Duo on September 26, 7:30 p.m. ... | Read Full Article

Guitar Virtuoso Performs for Guest Recital

John De ChiaroAmerican classical guitarist John De Chiaro will showcase his mastery during an evening of solo classical guitar. ... | Read Full Article

Students Recognized for Special Achievements

Students Recognized for Special AchievementsOn May 12, the annual Belhaven Baccalaureate Service celebrated the special achievements of graduating seniors. ... | Read Full Article

Student Musicians Perform at Best of Belhaven Concert

bestofBU2017The second installment of the 2017 Best of Belhaven performance is Monday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. ... | Read Full Article

Choral Concert Premieres “Songs For Slaying Giants”

Choral Concert Premieres “Songs For Slaying Giants”The Belhaven Concert Choir and Chorale will present an evening of Psalms from Mozart's transcendent “Psalm 117” to John Rutter's tranquil “Psalm 23.” ... | Read Full Article

From Pen to Paper, Orchestra Plays Student Composition

Composers’ Orchestral Reading SessionBelhaven senior James Stewart will have his work, “Red Bear”, featured at the Composers’ Orchestral Reading Session on Monday, April 24 at the Mississippi Museum of Art. ... | Read Full Article

Inaugural Festival Celebrates the Choral Arts

Inaugural Festival Celebrates the Choral ArtsBelhaven is hosting an annual gathering of local high-school choirs on April 24, 2017. ... | Read Full Article

Modern and Traditional Music Combine for Concert

Instrumental Arts Concert 2017Belhaven’s Instrumental Arts Concert on April 20 will feature everything from Baroque to Twentieth-century music, highlighted by the unique sounds of Belhaven’s Woodwind and Brass Ensembles. ... | Read Full Article

Student Composers Release New Music for Concert

Student Composers 2017The Student Composer Concert XVIII will be a special performance showcasing several new arrangements of music from Belhaven student composers. ... | Read Full Article

Brown to Headline Evening of Diamonds Concert

Shellie BrownAlumna and violinist Shellie Brown ‘12 will return to the Belhaven stage on March 28 as part of the Preston Chamber Music Series: An Evening of Diamonds II. ... | Read Full Article

Strings and Orchestra Concert Present Classical Masterpieces

Strings and Orchestra Concert Presents Classical MasterpiecesBelhaven’s finest classical musicians will take the stage and offer an unparalleled orchestra and strings concert on March 24, 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Renowned Pianist Rocks-Out to Rachmaninoff

Dr. WilburDr. Stephen Wilber, professor of music at Lee University, will take to the stage at Belhaven and perform for the highly anticipated guest piano recital on March 3rd. ... | Read Full Article

Faculty Display Musical Mastery for Concert

music faculty concert 2017Faculty from the Belhaven Music Department will display their mastery for an upcoming concert on February 25, 2017. ... | Read Full Article

Voice and Piano Concert Features Renowned Composers

Voice and Piano RecitalBelhaven’s Alumna Voice and Faculty Piano Recital on February 11, 7:30 p.m. will feature the talent of Grace Anna Lane ‘15, soprano and Dr. Stephen Sachs and Mrs. Carolyn Sachs, piano. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Arts Come Alive This Semester

Arts Ablaze Spring 2017The arts are thriving at Belhaven University, and this semester will feature some of the best productions, concerts and exhibitions, happening right in the heart of Jackson. ... | Read Full Article

Musicians Hit the Right Note with Composer Concert

Student Composer's Concert 2016The Student Composer Concert XVII will be a special performance showcasing several arrangements of music from Belhaven student composers. ... | Read Full Article

Top Student Musicians Perform for Best of Belhaven

Best of Belhaven Fall 2016The first installment of the 2016 Best of Belhaven performance is Monday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Celebrates 84 Years of Singing Christmas Tree Tradition

Singing Christmas TreeThe first and oldest outdoor singing Christmas tree event in the country started at Belhaven University in 1933, and this year will mark the 84th anniversary of the annual Belhaven Singing Christmas Tree. ... | Read Full Article

Discover Day Features Arts Programs at Belhaven

Arts Discover Day 2016Arts Discover Day is for potential students who want an introduction into Belhaven's thriving School of the Arts. ... | Read Full Article

Mississippi Guitar Festival Comes to Belhaven

Mississippi Guitar Festival 2016Belhaven will host the annual Mississippi Guitar Festival on November 11-12 at the Center for the Arts. ... | Read Full Article

Music Brought to Life Through Instrumental Magic

Instrumental Arts ConcertBelhaven’s Instrumental Arts Concert on November 15 will feature everything from Baroque to Twentieth century music. ... | Read Full Article

Symphony Orchestra Inspires with Tchaikovsky’s Masterpiece

Symphony Orchestra 2016The Belhaven Symphony Orchestra Concert will feature the talent of the University’s top music students on Friday, November 4. ... | Read Full Article

MSO Violinist Performs with Faculty for Special Concert

Evening of DiamondsMississippi Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) Leading Violinist Mr. Vince Massimino will join with Belhaven Music Department faculty for the first installation of Preston Chamber Music Series: An Evening of Diamonds. ... | Read Full Article

New Faculty Add to Academic Excellence

New Faculty 2016Belhaven welcomed 17 new professors to the University. These top professors come from a variety of backgrounds and have a wealth of knowledge and experience ... | Read Full Article

Kirk to Direct Belhaven Marching Band

Casey KirkMr. Casey Kirk will step into his new role as director of marching and pep bands this upcoming semester. ... | Read Full Article

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Puts Student Music in Spotlight

Trailand EltzrothBelhaven senior Trailand Eltzroth will have his musical arrangement featured at the Composers’ Orchestral Reading Session on Monday, April 25 at the Mississippi Museum of Art. ... | Read Full Article

Top 15 Performances Highlight Music’s Best at Belhaven

Best of Belhaven Spring 2016The third and final installment of the 2016 Best of Belhaven performance is Monday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Ensemble Concert Hits the Right Chords with Audience

Instrumental Arts Concert 2016The Instrumental Arts Concert on April 22 will feature Belhaven’s Wind, Jazz and Jazz Guitar Ensembles. ... | Read Full Article

Bach Gets Jazzed-Up For Performance

Bach & all that JazzMusical arrangements from jazz musician Ward Swingle and Johann Sebastian Bach coalesce for the Belhaven Choral & Vocal Arts Concert: Bach & All That Jazz. ... | Read Full Article

Strings Sing, Orchestra Thrills for Concert

Orchestra and Strings Concert 2016Belhaven’s finest classical musicians will take the stage and offer an unparalleled orchestra and strings concert on Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Composers Present An Interactive Music Event

Student Composer Concert 2016Student composers will perform their new works in an interactive showcase April 12, 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Recital Room. ... | Read Full Article

Guitar and Percussion Concert Highlights Rhythms and Beats

Night of Percussion and Classical GuitarA Night of Percussion and Classical Guitar on April 7, 7:30 p.m. is an inventive performance from Belhaven’s Percussion Ensemble ... | Read Full Article

Visuals Connect Vocals in Schubert’s Winterreise  

WinterreiseWinterreise: Winter Journey Into Despair is an innovative voice concert from Dr. Christopher Shelt that will feature the famous cycle of songs by Franz Schubert. ... | Read Full Article

Composition Performance Features Select Collaborations

Composition Concert 2016Belhaven’s resident composer and Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Andrew Sauerwein, will present a sampling of recent collaborations as well as selected compositions by his former students. ... | Read Full Article

Music Professors Present Duo Piano Recital

Sachs Duo Piano RecitalDr. and Mrs. Stephen Sachs, pianists, will host a “tour de force” of piano music on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Concert Choir and Chorale Perform with Organist Samuel Metzger

Samuel MetzcarThe Belhaven Concert Choir and Chorale will perform with organist Samuel Metzger at the 30th Annual Organ-Choral Festival on Tuesday, February 16. ... | Read Full Article

A Little Opera for Children Presents The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince Belhaven’s vocal arts students and Dr. Christopher Shelt, Professor of Music, will present The Frog Prince, the sixth operatic performance for A Little Opera for Children series. ... | Read Full Article

Trio Concert to Feature Top Musicians

Evening of Diamonds 2016Belhaven’s Preston Chamber Music Series presents An Evening of Diamonds II Piano Trio on Monday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Alumni and Young Artist Recitals Coming to Belhaven

Jocelyn ZhuTwo music recitals will launch Belhaven’s 2016 Arts Ablaze spring season. Jocelyn Zhu ’14 will perform for the Alumni Violin Recital on January 15 at 7:30 p.m. ... | Read Full Article

Choral and Vocal Concert to Feature American Composers

Choral Vocal Arts ConcertThe Choral and Vocal Arts Concert on November 22 will feature the sacred choral and vocal music of American composers. ... | Read Full Article

Best of Belhaven Features Top Music Performances

Best of Belhaven 2015On November 23 at 7:30 p.m., Best of Belhaven will showcase some of the top music performances from the last three months. ... | Read Full Article

America's Oldest Singing Christmas Tree Celebrates 83 Years

BU Singing Christmas Tree 2015Belhaven’s Singing Christmas Tree began in 1933, and it is the first and oldest outdoor singing Christmas tree event in the country. This year will mark the 83rd anniversary of this special concert. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Hosts Mississippi Opera's 70th Anniversary Concert

MS Opera PosterBelhaven University will host and participate in the Mississippi Opera’s upcoming event: A Cavalleria Rusticana Gala. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Symphony Orchestra Concert

Symphony Orchestra ConcertBelhaven’s Symphony Orchestra Concert will feature the talent of the University’s top music students on Monday, November 16. ... | Read Full Article

Concert to Feature Belhaven Ensembles

Instrumental Arts Concert 2015Every semester the Instrumental Arts Concert delivers an inspirational concert featuring the talent of Belhaven’s finest student musicians. ... | Read Full Article

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Arts Discover Day 2015Arts Discover Day on November 13 is for potential students who want an introduction into Belhaven's thriving School of the Arts. ... | Read Full Article

Music Majors to Perform New Compositions

Student Composer ConcertThe Student Composer Concert XV is a special performance showcasing several musical arrangements from Belhaven student composers. ... | Read Full Article

Vocal Arts to Perform for MS Opera Benefit

Belhaven On BroadwayBelhaven University Vocal Arts will perform Belhaven on Broadway in Fondren’s Duling Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 26 as a benefit production for MS Opera. ... | Read Full Article

Alumna to Perform at Collaborative Piano Recital

Compass DuoThe Alumni Collaborative Piano Recital on Saturday, October 17 will feature Nicole Harwell ‘09 and violinist Alex McKamie as the COMPASS DUO. ... | Read Full Article

Music Major Wins First Place in Voice Competition

Jessica ZiegelbauerMusic major Jessica Ziegelbauer won first place in the Student Artists Category of the Voices of Mississippi Competition. ... | Read Full Article

Arts Ablaze Fall 2015

Arts Ablaze Fall 2015The arts are thriving at Belhaven University, and this season for Arts Ablaze is one of the most anticipated.  Throughout the year, some of the best productions, concerts, and exhibitions are happening right in the heart of Jackson. ... | Read Full Article

Violinist Excels in Belhaven Music Program

Jessica Schmidt photoIn only her sophomore year, Jessica Schmidt is excelling as a violin major and making waves in the music world. ... | Read Full Article

Composers’ Orchestral Reading Concert

Describe Image HereBelhaven seniors Wil Murphy and Trailand Eltzroth will have their work featured at the Composers’ Orchestral Reading Session on Monday, April 27 at the Mississippi Museum of Art. ... | Read Full Article

Best of Belhaven III Features Top Performances

Describe Image HereThe third and final installment of the 2015 Best of Belhaven performance is Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The Belhaven Music Department will ... | Read Full Article

Concert Features Life and Music of William Billings

Describe Image HereThe choral drama, William Billings of Boston is on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. This free concert will portray the life of William Billings, an early American composer ... | Read Full Article

Concert Features Compositions of Belhaven Students

Describe Image HereThe Student Composer Concert XIV is a special performance showcasing several arrangements of music from Belhaven student composers. ... | Read Full Article

Instrumental Arts Concert to Feature Variety of Ensembles

Describe Image HereThe Instrumental Arts Concert on April 18 will feature Belhaven’s Wind, Jazz and  Jazz Guitar Ensembles. Dr. Paxton Girtmon, Associate Professor of Music, said, “With a variety of ensembles ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Strings and Orchestras Concert 2015

Describe Image HereFaculty and student instrumentalists from Belhaven’s Music Department will perform during the 2015 Belhaven Strings and Orchestras Concert on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Presents Night of Percussion and Classical Guitar

Describe Image HereThe Belhaven University Percussion Ensemble is proud to present Night of Percussion and Classical Guitar on March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Concert Features Professor's Musical Works

Describe Image HereBelhaven’s resident composer Dr. Andrew Sauerwein will take the stage with faculty, alumni and Mississippi Symphony Orchestra players to perform some of his original musical works. ... | Read Full Article

Best of Belhaven Features Musical Variety

The second installment of the 2015 Best of Belhaven performance is Tuesday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The Belhaven Music Department will showcase ... | Read Full Article

An Evening of Diamonds: Messiaen Quartet

The Preston Chamber Music Series is proud to present An Evening of Diamonds II: Messiaen Quartet on February 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven’s Opera for Children Presents The Maker of Illusions

Desribe Image HereDr. Christopher Shelt and Belhaven Vocal Arts students will present an opera the whole family can enjoy called The Maker of Illusions. This free, one act performance on January 23, 24 is the fifth installment ... | Read Full Article

America's Oldest Singing Christmas Tree Is At Belhaven

Desribe Image HereBelhaven’s Singing Christmas Tree began in 1933 and is the first and oldest outdoor singing Christmas tree event in the country. This year will mark the 82nd anniversary of the tree. ... | Read Full Article

Gloria in Excelsis: A Christmas Celebration

Desribe Image Here Belhaven Choral and Vocal Arts will present Gloria in Excelsis: A Christmas Celebration at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Saturday, November 22. This free performance at 7:30 p.m. will feature ... | Read Full Article

Ensembles Present 2014 Instrumental Arts Concert

Desribe Image HereThe 2014 Instrumental Arts Concert on Tuesday, November 18 will feature Belhaven’s Wind, Percussion Jazz, Jazz and Classical Guitar Ensembles. This free concert in the Belhaven University Center for the Arts ... | Read Full Article

2014 Symphony Orchestra Concert 

Desribe Image HereBelhaven’s 2014 Symphony Orchestra Concert on Friday, November 14 will present Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Symphony No. 5. This free concert will have a wealth of original themes, warm and colorful harmonies ... | Read Full Article

Student Composer Concert XIII

Desribe Image HereThe Student Composer Concert XIII will be a special performance showcasing several arrangements of music from Belhaven student composers. This free and musically interactive performance  ... | Read Full Article

Arts Discover Day 2014

Desribe Image HereArts Discover Day on November 14 will give future students a sneak peek into Belhaven University's thriving School of the Arts. This day is an important step for students deciding on a career in the arts  ... | Read Full Article

Evening of Diamonds To Feature Music from Claude Bolling 

Desribe Image HereJazz meets classical at Belhaven’s next Preston Chamber Music Series. An Evening of Diamonds I - Claude Bolling Extravaganza takes place on Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts  ... | Read Full Article

Advance Registration: October 27 - 31

Before you know it Belhaven’s 2015 Spring Semester will be here. Advance Registration will be held October 27 - 31 and will help you plan your spring, summer or fall 2015 semester at Belhaven University. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Named College of Distinction

Desribe Image HereBelhaven University was honored for the fifth consecutive year as a College of Distinction. The 2014-2015 College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor  ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Music Presents Guest Piano Recital  

Desribe Image HereThe Belhaven University Department of Music is pleased to present a special guest piano recital by Mr. Tim Dail on Saturday, August 30.  Dail will be playing selected pieces from composers including Franz Liszt, Aaron Copland ... | Read Full Article

Music Faculty Lead Mission Trip to Austria

Desribe Image HereDr. Stephen and Mrs. Carolyn Sachs led Belhaven music students and alumni on a choir mission trip to Austria over the summer. The team worked with House of Hope, an outreach  ... | Read Full Article

Ben Burge Named Director of Marching Band

Ben BurgeBelhaven University announced that Ben Burge has been named the Director of Marching Band.  Burge comes to Belhaven after successful ... | Read Full Article

2014 Belhaven University Honors Convocation

Music Image Thumbnail The Belhaven University Honors Convocation awarded some of the highest academic honors to the year's top performing students on April 15, 2014 at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Composers' Orchestral Reading to Feature Student's Work

Music Image ThumbnailBelhaven Senior and music major Ellen Wise will have her work featured at the Composers’ Orchestral Reading Session on Tuesday, April 15 at the Mississippi Museum of Art. ... | Read Full Article

Best of Belhaven II Features Top Performances

Music Image ThumbnailThe second installment of the 2014 Best of Belhaven performance is Monday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Bright Lights on Broadway

Music Image ThumbnailThe concert Bright Lights on Broadway will feature some of the best music from Broadway on April 12. Dr. Christopher Shelt, Belhaven University Concert Choir and Chorale, soloists and instrumentalists ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Violinists Accepted to Juilliard and Rice University

Music Image Thumbnail Senior Jocelyn Zhu and graduate Shellie Brown (‘12) have been accepted with scholarships to two of the most elite master degree programs for violinists in America. Zhu was accepted to Juilliard ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Students Take Top Honors in Singing Competition

Eighteen Belhaven University Vocal Arts students competed successfully at the National Association of the Teachers of Singing (NATS) Competition hosted on campus, March 21 and 22. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Faculty Percussion Recital

The Faculty Percussion Recital on April 3 will feature Mr. Owen Rockwell, Adjunct Professor of Music, at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Solo percussion music’s presence in the concert and academic setting ... | Read Full Article

Instrumental Arts Concert To Feature Belhaven Ensembles

Music Image ThumbnailThe Instrumental Arts Concert on April 5 will feature Belhaven’s Wind, Percussion Jazz, Jazz and Classical Guitar Ensembles. Dr. Paxton Girtmon, Associate Professor of Music ... | Read Full Article

2014 Strings and Orchestras Concert

Music Image Thumbnail Faculty and student instrumentalists from Belhaven’s Music Department will gather for the 2014 Strings and Orchestras Concert on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Amy Houghton To Perform for Faculty Guitar Recital

Music Image ThumbnailMs. Amy Houghton, Classical Guitar Professor, will showcase her guitar talent and perform on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belhaven University Concert Hall. This free concert will feature ... | Read Full Article

Advance Registration for May and Summer Classes

Music Image ThumbnailA new academic term is quickly approaching and that means advance registration for May and summer classes will open on the week of March 24-28. Get an early start on planning your next term ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Hosts National Association of Teachers of Singing

The Belhaven University Music Department is proud to host this year’s National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition on March 20-22 in the Belhaven Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Student Composers Concert

The Belhaven Composers Forum invites you to an interactive showcase of engaging new works by Belhaven's student composers on Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Recital Room. ... | Read Full Article

Faculty Concert Features Dr. Shelt with Students

Past and present Belhaven music students will join together with Dr. Christopher Shelt, Professor of Music, on March 4 for a special concert celebrating the teacher-student relationship. ... | Read Full Article

Best of Belhaven Showcases Top Music Performances

Best of Belhaven will feature a wide variety of musical performances from the gifted students in Belhaven’s Music Department. This free performance on Thursday, Febuary 27 will highlight the finest concerts ... | Read Full Article

2014 Belhaven University Career Fair

Music Image ThumbnailThe 2014 Belhaven Career Fair is this Thursday, February 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Center. This career fair draws top employers in the Jackson area and statewide ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Named One of 33 Schools in the Nation Accredited in Four Arts

Music Image ThumbnailBelhaven University is one of only 33 institutions in the nation accredited in all four areas of the arts - visual art, music, theater, and dance. ... | Read Full Article

Curtains - A Musical Debuts at Belhaven University

Music Image ThumbnailCurtains - A Musical will debut at Belhaven’s Blackbox Theatre on February 13-22. Based on the book by Rupert Holmes and set in 1959, this musical is a backstage murder mystery ... | Read Full Article

2014 Belhaven Career Boot Camp

Music Image ThumbnailCareer Services is hosting its annual Belhaven Career Boot Camp for our traditional students on February 13 in the Student Center. This year’s boot camp will host ... | Read Full Article

Opera for Grown-Ups: A Game of Chance

Music Image ThumbnailDr. Christopher Shelt and Belhaven Vocal Arts will present a hilarious opera for grown-ups; A Game of Chance will premiere on January 18, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Belhaven Concert Hall. Admission is complimentary. ... | Read Full Article

Little Opera for Children: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Music Image ThumbnailBelhaven is proud to present the Little Opera for Children: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on January 17-18 at the Belhaven Concert Hall. There will be three opportunities to see this wonderful opera for children ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Awarded America’s 100 Best College Buys Title

Music Image Thumbnail Belhaven University is one of only a 100 universities in the country that received the distinction of America’s 100 Best College Buys. This is the eleventh consecutive year Belhaven was recognized for its ... | Read Full Article

Best of Belhaven Features Top Music Performances

Music Image Thumbnail Best of Belhaven, an end of the year performance, will feature a wide variety of musical performances from the gifted students in Belhaven’s Music Department. This free performance on ... | Read Full Article

An Evening of Diamonds: Belhaven Piano Trio

The Belhaven Music Department will present its second installation of An Evening of Diamonds as part of the Preston Chamber Music Series on Monday, November 18. The Belhaven Piano Trio is a concert based ... | Read Full Article

81st Belhaven University Singing Christmas Tree

Music Image Thumbnail Belhaven’s Singing Christmas Tree began in 1933 and is the first and oldest outdoor singing Christmas tree event in the country. This year will mark the 81st anniversary of the tree. Both performances on ... | Read Full Article

Arts Discover Day 2013

Music Image ThumbnailArts Discover Day on November 15 is for potential students who want an introduction into Belhaven University's thriving School of the Arts. Sign up to get a full access pass and to learn more about the arts at Belhaven: ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Orchestra, Strings and Choir Concert 2013

Music Image ThumbnailThe Belhaven Orchestra, Strings and Choir Concert on Tuesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. will present music from Beethoven’s Fantasy In C Minor for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra (“The Choral Fantasy”). ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Ranked A Top Regional University in the South

U.S. News & World Report ranked Belhaven University a top regional university in the South on the 2014 Best Colleges list. Dr. Roger Parrott, President of Belhaven University, said, “We are ... | Read Full Article

Graduate School Fair and Majors Fair 2013

Music Image Thumbnail Belhaven’s annual Graduate School Fair on Thursday, October 24 is an opportunity for students to learn more and connect with graduate programs. The Majors Fair is the newest addition ... | Read Full Article

Piano Duo To Perform at Belhaven

Music Image Thumbnail On October 19 at 7:30 p.m. the Belhaven Music Department will present an Evening of Diamonds as part of the Preston Chambers Music Series. This concert will feature Hillary Mauler and Tiffany Delgado ... | Read Full Article

Sylvia Hong Piano Recital

Sylvia Hong, Artist-in-Residence and Assistant Professor of Music, will showcase her artistry on the piano at the Belhaven University Concert Hall on September 24 at 7:30 p.m. ... | Read Full Article

Renowned Guitarist Andrew Stroud Will Perform at Belhaven

For one night only, renowned classical guitarist Andrew Stroud will be performing at the Belhaven University Concert Hall on September 20 at 7:30 p.m. ... | Read Full Article

Arts Ablaze 2013-2014

Music Image Thumbnail The arts are thriving at Belhaven University and every year our students and faculty showcase their talents in plays, dances, music, poetry, gallery exhibits and more. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven University Named a College of Distinction

Music Image ThumbnailFor a fourth year, Belhaven University was honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor ... | Read Full Article

Music Student Performs in Tour Across Canada and England

Music Image ThumbnailMichael Adkins is only a junior at Belhaven, studying for his Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition, and is already showcasing his musical talent around the world. ... | Read Full Article

2013 Student Music Awards

Belhaven University’s Music Department honored several students with music awards at the 2013 Best of Belhaven II Concert on April 15, 2013 at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Faculty's Composition Debuts for Concert Series

Music Image ThumbnailDr. Andrew Sauerwein, composer and Associate Professor of Music, recently had the privilege of hearing his newest arrangement performed by a world-class pianist and Julliard-trained musicians ... | Read Full Article

Music Students and Alumni Compete Nationally

Music Image Thumbnail This past semester, alumni and students in the Belhaven Music Department applied their learned skills and successfully competed on a national level ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Honors Convocation 2013

Music Image Thumbnail Belhaven University's Honors Convocation awarded some of the highest academic honors to the year's top performing students on April 9, 2013 at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Music Department Presents Jazz Vibrations

Try not tapping your feet during Belhaven’s Choral and Vocal Arts performance of Jazz Vibrations. This free concert on Saturday, April 13 will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Orchestra Will Perform the Classics

Chamber music from famous composers like Beethoven and Tchaikovsky will fill the night at Belhaven’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Saturday, April 6. ... | Read Full Article

MS Symphony Orchestra Performs Student Compositions

Students from Belhaven’s Music Composition Emphasis will have their works of music played by professional players from the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (MSO) on Thursday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. ... | Read Full Article

Soprano, Dr. Rebecca Geihsler, Performs in Voice Recital

Dr. Rebecca Geihsler, Adjunct Professor of Voice, Music History and Music Appreciation, will perform her solo voice recital on March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belhaven Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Ensembles Showcase Music with Jackson Symphonic Band

Members of the Jackson community will combine their musical talents with musicians from Belhaven’s Music Department for a collaborative concert on March 23,2013. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Strings Concert 2013

Music Image ThumbnailThe upcoming Belhaven Strings Concert will showcase some of the top Belhaven string players on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Piano Recital Showcases Music Faculty

The Belhaven faculty piano recital entitled “The Sachs Piano Duo” will be on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Dr. Steven Sachs, Professor of Piano and Chair of the Belhaven Music Department ... | Read Full Article

Faculty's Music Gets Published

Music Image ThumbnailDr. Paxton Girtmon, Associate Professor of Music at Belhaven, recently had four pieces of music published by Duma Music in Woodbridge, NJ and Wehr’s Music House in Winter Park, Fla. ... | Read Full Article

Faculty Voice Recital - Dr. Christopher Shelt

Music Image ThumbnailBelhaven’s Music Department will present the faculty voice recital of Dr. Christopher Shelt entitled A Teacher with His Students. Dr. Shelt, Professor of Voice, Church Music and Choral Activities, will take the stage ... | Read Full Article

Musical, The Drunkard, Debuts at Belhaven

Music Image ThumbnailThe Drunkard is a musical that will debut February 21 – March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belhaven Blackbox Theatre. The musical, presented by the Belhaven Theatre Department, is based on ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Presents Little Opera for Children

Music Image ThumbnailThe Pied Piper of Hamlin will premiere at Belhaven’s Concert Hall on January 18 and 19, 2013. Students in Belhaven’s Vocal Arts will present this colorful one-act opera for children. ... | Read Full Article

Concert Showcases Best of Belhaven

The first installment of the 2012-2013 Best of Belhaven performance is on Monday, November 19. Students from the Belhaven Music Department will present the most outstanding performances of the semester in one powerful concert. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven University Presents Handel's Messiah

Music Image ThumbnailTo start the Christmas season off with a celebration, students and faculty from Belhaven’s Choral and Vocal Arts will present the Handel’s timeless classic, Messiah, at Belhaven’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Wind, Percussion, Guitar and Jazz Ensemble Concert

Students from Belhaven’s Music Department will be performing in the Wind, Percussion, Jazz Guitar and Jazz Ensemble Concert on Thursday, November 15 in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Student Composers Concert X

The Student Composers Concert X will be a special performance showcasing several arrangements of music from Belhaven student composers. ... | Read Full Article

80th Belhaven Singing Christmas Tree

Music Image ThumbnailBelhaven’s Singing Christmas Tree began in 1933 and is considered the first and oldest outdoor singing Christmas tree event in the country. It was named one of the top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society ... | Read Full Article

Stardust Duo Will Perform for Belhaven Chamber Series

Music Image Thumbnail Amanda Smith Roberts and Jonathan Roberts of The Stardust Duo will perform in the third installment of the Preston Chamber Music Series at Belhaven University. ... | Read Full Article

Tenor, Richard Heard, Performs at Guest Artist Recital

As part of the 2012 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Fall Conference being held at Belhaven this year, American tenor, Richard Heard will perform for the Guest Artist Recital on November 2. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Hosts MS Music Teachers Association Conference

The annual Mississippi Music Teachers Association (MMTA) Fall Conference will be hosted this year by Belhaven University. This gathering of music teaching professionals from around the state will be held on November 2-3 in Belhaven’s Center for the Arts. ... | Read Full Article

Preston Chamber Series Continue with MSO Cellist

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) leading cellist, Mr. Bennett Randman, will join with faculty from Belhaven’s Music Department for the second installation of the Preston Chamber Music Series: An Evening of Diamonds. ... | Read Full Article

Arts Discover Day 2012

Music Image ThumbnailArts Discover Day is October 26 and will give future students a sneak peek into Belhaven University's thriving School of the Arts. Learn more about the arts and get a full access pass ... | Read Full Article

Historic Gathering of Singing Christmas Tree Singers

Music Image ThumbnailHave you ever participated in the Belhaven University Singing Christmas Tree? If so, this is an open invitation for you, and we need your help to make this year’s performance extra special. ... | Read Full Article

Music Series, An Evening of Diamonds, Begins at Belhaven

Belhaven’s Music Department will host its first installment of the Preston Chamber Music Series: An Evening of Diamonds to wrap up Belhaven's Alumni and Family Homecoming Weekend. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Welcomes World Renowned Children’s Choir

Music Image Thumbnail The Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC)-Korea Children’s Choir and Dr. Billy Kim will visit Jackson for two special performances on October 2 in the Belhaven University Center for the Arts. ... | Read Full Article

Arts Ablaze 2012-2013

Music Image Thumbnail This year will be another exciting year in the arts at Belhaven University and the Arts Ablaze Calendar has a complete listing of the many art events and show you where and when they are happening. ... | Read Full Article

Dance, Music and President Visit South Korea

Music Image ThumbnailOver the summer a group of Belhaven University students, staff and faculty traveled into the country of South Korea. Each trip had a separate mission, but together had the same goal ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Records Highest Enrollment in Its History

Music Image ThumbnailBelhaven University’s fall enrollment shattered all previous records with a total of 3,725 students across all seven campuses. This is an increase of 433 students over last year, and a one-year jump over 13%. ... | Read Full Article

Music Major, Jocelyn Zhu, is a Finalist in National Competition

Music Image ThumbnailBelhaven violin performance major, Jocelyn Zhu, competed and performed at the Masterworks Festival in Indiana. ... | Read Full Article

Music Department's Mission Trip to Peru

Music Image ThumbnailTwo Belhaven music professors, Dr.Christopher Shelt and Dr. Andrew Sauerwein, traveled to Trujillo, Peru and taught at the second largest national conservatory of music, the Conservatorio Carlos Valderrama. ... | Read Full Article

Honors Convocation Award Winners

Music Image Thumbnail Belhaven University's Annual Honors Convocation awarded some of the highest academic honors to the year's top performing students on April 10. ... | Read Full Article

Best of Belhaven II

The second installment of the 2012 Best of Belhaven performance is Monday, April 16 at 7:30 pm in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Choral and Vocal Arts Concert, The Beauty of Bernstein

The best of Bernstein is coming to the stage at Belhaven University. The choral and vocal arts concert, The Beauty of Bernstein, will premiere on April 14 at 7:30 P.M. in the Belhaven Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Music Students are Winning Top Honors

Students in the Belhaven Music Department are winning many top honors in competitions around the state. Nine Belhaven University Vocal Arts students competed successfully at the National Association of the Teachers of Singing Competition (NATS). ... | Read Full Article

Guitar Virtuoso, Pablo Garibay, Will Perform at MS Guitar Festival

Music Image Thumbnail The Preston Chamber Music Series: An Evening of Diamonds continues to present wonderfully stirring concerts, and the Pablo Garibay Guitar Recital is no exception. ... | Read Full Article

10th Annual Mississippi Guitar Festival Comes to Belhaven

The 10th Annual Mississippi Guitar Festival is coming to Belhaven University this year. The guitar festival is the state’s only collegiate conference on the art of classical guitar and it attracts guitar students, professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts statewide ... | Read Full Article

Piano Trio Concert

The Preston Chamber Music Series An Evening of Diamonds will feature its next performance on February 7 with Belhaven’s Piano Trio concert. ... | Read Full Article

2012 Collaborative Arts Concert

The Collaborative Arts Concert on Saturday, February 4, 2012 is the only time when several departments from the Belhaven School of the Arts combine their efforts to collaboratively create works of art in paint, music and dance. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Music Department Presents Opera Concerts

The Belhaven University Music Department and the Mississippi Opera present Little Operas for Children: Little Red Riding Hood and The Toy Shop ... | Read Full Article