School Department News

Winters School of Music

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
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Wes Cameron, an instructor of music at William Carey University, recently received a contract from Hope Publishing Company to publish one of his original compositions.
Cameron's piece, "Entrance to Jerusalem," is a choral anthem celebrating the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. It begins with a unison choir singing "Hosanna to the Son of David!" with a unison melody building to two parts and then to soprano, alto, tenor and bass. The piece then builds to the final statement of "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, most High," with an optional timpani.
The text of the anthem is based on Matthew 21:9-11. The anthem is slated to appear in the publishing company's catalogs beginning in next year's Lent and Easter seasons.