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Winters School of Music

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 9:10am
The fall term for the William Carey University Suzuki Institute, which offers violin, viola and cello lessons for children ages 4 and up, will begin on August 17.
 
The term will last 12 weeks and will incorporate private lessons, group classes, recitals and parent-teacher conferences. Classes are offered in varying skill levels. The institute’s curriculum is based on the teaching philosophy of Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki, who believed “musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability that can be developed.”
 
For more information on the program or to register, contact the Winters School of Music and Ministry at (601) 318-6175 or Daniela Pardo, institute director, at (414) 737-4620 or by email at dpardo@wmcarey.edu.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 11:05am
William Carey University will hold commencement ceremonies on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 in Smith Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.
 
The Friday ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. for doctoral candidates from the School of Education and the Fail School of Nursing as well as Specialist in Education candidates from both the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses. The speaker will be Dr. Chuck Benigno, superintendent of the Laurel School District.
 
Three ceremonies will be held on Saturday, beginning with the 9:30 a.m. ceremony for graduate students from the Hattiesburg campus. The speaker is Jermaine Brown, principal of Hattiesburg High School.
 
The second Saturday ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. for undergraduate students from the Hattiesburg campus. The speaker is Dr. Steven Bishop, president of Southwest Mississippi Community College in McComb.
 
The final Saturday ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. for graduate and undergraduate students from the Tradition campus. Dr. Argile Smith, pastor of Parkway Baptist Church in Biloxi and former interim president of Louisiana College, will be the speaker.
 
For more information on Carey’s commencement ceremonies, contact the registrar’s office at (601) 318-6051.
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 2:03pm
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 11:51am
The William Carey University School of Music and Ministry is hosting the third annual “My First String Camp at Carey” from June 15-19 at the Hattiesburg campus.
 
The camp, a part of the FestivalSouth activities conducted in the Pine Belt area, offers Suzuki and elementary string classes for children from first to sixth grades in instruments including the violin, viola, cello and bass. No prior experience is necessary. Students can bring their own instruments or rent one for $10.
 
Small and large group classes, enrichment activities and beginner music theory courses will be offered. Faculty members involved are Blanca Berdion and Rebecca Zou, violins; Daniela Pardo, viola; and Andrea Beltran Landers, cello/bass.
 
The registration deadline for the camp is June 5. The cost is $150. A $75 scholarship is available for students in the Hattiesburg Public School District.
 
For more information or to register, call the School of Music and Ministry at (601) 318-6175 or email Pardo at pardokolesch@hotmail.com.