violin and piano

July 12, 2012 (Jackson) Belhaven violin performance major, Jocelyn Zhu, competed and performed at the Masterworks Festival in Indiana. The Masterworks Festival is a Christian summer arts festival sponsored by The Christian Performing Artist Fellowship and hosts some of the top musicians from around the country.

Zhu competed with 55 other violin students in the Concerto Competition and was one of four finalists in the competition for her age group. Song Xie, Associate Professor of Music, said, "Congratulations to Jocelyn for her outstanding performance in reaching the finals. She represented Belhaven University well in this very tough competition.

Zhu also participated in the Festival Orchestra Program and performed a finalist concert and violin concert for the public. “We praise the Lord for the excellent performance Jocelyn and the other students gave. It was truly a great concert to end the festival.”

Zhu is a senior and recently won a national audition to play with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.

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.