School Department News

Winters School of Music

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:39pm
The Carey Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will present Handel’s Messiah, Part Three: A Service of Thanksgiving on Sunday, April 2 at First Baptist Church in Laurel. The performance will begin at 6 p.m. and feature William Carey University students as soloists. Dr. Don Odom will conduct with accompaniment by professor Kathy Vail. Admission is free.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 2:46pm

William Carey University student Jacob Malone is the 2017 recipient of the Michael Iler Memorial Music Scholarship. Malone is a sophomore music education major from Wilmer, Alabama. The Iler Scholarship is given on an annual basis to a worthy instrumental music student. The recipient is selected by the coordinator of instrumental activities and the other instrumental professors. The Iler Scholarship was established in memory of Carey student Michael Iler of Vancleave who died in March 2014 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident caused by an alleged drunk driver. 

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 3:44pm
The William Carey University Honor Band Clinic will present a concert series March 2-4 at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg. 
“We are blessed to have this opportunity to perform at the Saenger Theater and grateful to the leadership of Main Street Methodist Church and the historic Saenger Theatre for making this a reality,” said Wes Dykes, coordinator of instrumental activities. One of the bands will rehearse at Main Street Methodist Church.
WCU’s Thomas Fine Arts Center was one of the buildings severely damaged during the tornado that hit campus on Jan. 21. The Winters School of Music is conducting classes at Hardy Street Baptist Church until the repairs on Thomas Hall are complete. Dykes said the Carey Honor Band Clinic, celebrating its fifth year, has become an event anticipated by students and directors all across the region.
“With the damage to our campus, I couldn’t think of a better venue to allow this event to happen this year. Having the clinic at the Saenger sends a strong message to the Carey family and community that Carey is back and back better than ever.” 
The WCU Symphonic Winds will open the concert series with a 7 p.m. performance on Thursday, March 2. This group is the premiere instrumental ensemble of the Winters School of Music.
On Friday, March 3, the Spirit of Carey will present an afternoon of music beginning at 1 p.m. The Gulfport High School Symphonic Band will perform at 6 p.m. followed by the WCU Jazz Band 1 concert at 6:45 p.m.
The series will conclude on Saturday, March 4 with a 1 p.m. concert by the 2017 Honor Bands.
Admission is free to all concerts.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:41am
William Carey University senior Angelo Morales is the 2016 recipient of the Hub Award Leadership Scholarship. He was recognized during the 38th annual Hub Award dinner on Nov. 15 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.
On receiving this recognition, Morales said, “It was an amazing experience to be recognized by Dr. King and the community this way. I was humbled to receive not only this recognition, but the financial scholarship associated with it.”
Morales is a nursing and intercultural studies major who has devoted the past several years to making a difference. He has been active on Carey’s campus and in the community. His activities on campus include serving as associate justice for the Student Government Association, serving as the representative for Level 1 students in the Student Nurses Association, membership in the Alpha Chi National Honor Society and Carey Connection. Morales also participated in the WCU Baptist Student Union activities. 
For the past six years, Morales has been giving back to his community by helping to rebuild homes and community life in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area. Throughout his involvement, he has had a role in rebuilding 40 homes. 
Morales is dedicated to serving others abroad as well. He has made six trips abroad to places such as China, Lebanon, Haiti and Mexico, all of which focused on service in some capacity. He has taken two trips to Mexico and one to Haiti to contribute to construction and medical relief. He has also taken two trips to Lebanon for study and service and one trip to China for service.
“I really have a focus on service, so my future plans are to continue serving as much as I can where I am needed while pursuing a doctorate in the healthcare industry, most likely in nursing,” said Morales.
The Hub Award Leadership Scholarship
An important part of the annual Hub Award event is contributing to the Hub Award Endowment at the Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation to benefit students attending William Carey University and the University of Southern Mississippi. Each year a scholarship is awarded to a WCU and USM student who has demonstrated leadership and community service. Since its founding in 1979, the Hub Award has generated scholarship funds totaling over a half million dollars. 
Article written by Kaitlyn Watkins, managing editor of The Cobbler, the student newspaper of William Carey University. 
Posted 12/14/2016
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 2:18pm
Registration is now open for the spring term of the Suzuki Institute at William Carey University. 
Openings for young violin, viola and cello students, ages 4-12. All levels are accepted. Lessons and classes start January 9. A 10% discount is available for second child enrolled in the program and for WCU employees' children. The deadline to register is Jan. 6.
To register, please call Jackie Martin at (601) 318-6175 or email
For more information, contact Daniela Pardo, Suzuki Institute director at (414) 737-4620 or dpardo@wmcareyedu.