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Asbury Music Alumnus Receives Grammy Nomination

November 29, 2022 — Dr. Shawn Okpebholo ’03, the Jonathan Blanchard professor of composition and music theory at Wheaton College-Conservatory of Music (Ill.), recently received a Grammy nomination for Best Classical Vocal Solo Album for Lord, How Come Me Here?

McCants Wins Kentucky Vocal Competition

November 23, 2021 — Asbury senior Olivia McCants won first place at the Kentucky Chapter NATS (National Association of Teachers Singing) Musical Theater competition, making this the third state award that she has won from NATS.

Composing in the Wilderness

August 30, 2021 — Worship Arts Professor Dr. Daniel Pinkston’s summer in Alaska for Composing in the Wilderness offers a glimpse — or a listen — into what Asbury faculty and staff accomplish outside of the classroom when students are on break.

Statewide Music Conference Draws Asbury Talent

February 27, 2020 — Faculty and students from Asbury University’s Music Department represented the University recently at the annual Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) Professional Development Conference held earlier this month in Louisville.