Dr. Shawn Okpebholo '03 - 2013 Young Alum Award Recipient

It was the combination of a liberal arts curriculum, a healthy spiritual environment and nuturing faculty that led Dr. Shawn Okpebholo '03 to Asbury.

Okpebholo received his B.A. in composition and music history from Asbury and his M.M. and D.M.A. in composition and theory from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati with additional study in film scoring at New York University. In 2010, Okpebholo joined the faculty of Wheaton College, Conservatory of Music as Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Theory.

Okpebholo's compositions have been performed in most states in the United States, as well as Canada, Africa, Europe and Asia. He also has recieved numerous commissions from noted soloists, universities and organizations, including: the United States Air Force, the Ohio Music Education Association, the Shasta Symphony and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra.