March 5, 2012 (Jackson) - Professor of Piano and Music Chair, Dr. Stephen Sachs, will perform in a faculty recital at the Center for the Arts on Tuesday, March 20.

This free concert starts at 7:30 P.M. and will feature romantic ballades by Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt. This piano recital will use music to express a full range of emotions with every keystroke, and these recitals are always a great opportunity to experience the skill and mastery of Belhaven’s music professors.

Dr. Sachs, Professor of Piano and Music Chair at Belhaven University since 2004, has been active as a piano soloist, duo-pianist, chamber musician and accompanist in the eastern US and France. Dr. Sachs is a founding member of the Belhaven Piano Trio with esteemed colleague Mr. Song Xie, Assistant Professor of Violin and String Ensembles, and Mr. Bennett Randman, Mississippi Orchestra Principal Cellist.

He has appeared with many orchestras, most recently was with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra performing Rachmaninoff "Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini" under the direction of Maestro Crafton Beck. Dr. Sachs received the D.M.A. degree in piano performance from The Catholic University of America studying with Thomas Mastroianni, the M.M. degree in piano performance from Ohio University studying with Richard Syracuse, a B.A. degree in music and a B.S. degree in music education from Lebanon Valley College studying with William Fairlamb.

Dr. Sachs serves as Director of Music Ministries at Covenant Presbyterian Church of Jackson and has served on the board of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. From 1978-2004, he served on the faculty of Eastern Mennonite University teaching piano and music theory and directing instrumental ensembles.

Belhaven stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.