Singing Her Song
MC Senior selected for Youth Music Chorale’s Asian tour
ngalie Quinn, a senior music education major at Methodist College, was selected this spring to be part of the 2001 Youth Music Chorale Asia Tour sponsored by the Gen- eral Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. The Youth Music Chorale is com- posed of 23 students from United Methodist colleges, universities and churches who were selected after sub- mitting applications, audition tapes, and personal faith statements. The group performed in Singapore, Ma- laysia, Cambodia, China and Mongolia June 16-July 9, sharing the meaning of the Christian faith A Angalie Quinn through the music of Christians from
around the world, as well as through personal witness. In Cambodia and Mongolia, Chorale mem- bers met with youth and adults from emerging congregations.
Angalie is a soprano and a member of the Methodist College Concert Choir. Originally from upstate New York, she cur- rently resides with her family in Wade, NC. Although she is the only Chorale member from North Carolina, she recently discovered that another member—David Merrill of Annapolis, MD—will be enrolling as a freshman at Methodist this fall.
“This will be a time of rededication and strengthening of faiths,” she said prior to the tour. “I have been honored by the strong support of my campus minister, members of the music faculty who assisted me in my candidac , and finally by my acceptance to the Chorale. I am also grateful to the church congregations in the Fayetteville area who made love offerings toward my expenses.”
On May 30 Chorale members gathered for orientation at Newark International Airport. The next day they departed for Denpasar, Indonesia (Bali) where they spent two weeks in in- tensive rehearsals. Dr. S. T. Kimbrough Jr., associate general secretary for mission evangelism, served as the director/conduc- tor of the Chorale, assisted by Jorge Lockwood, coordinator for the Global Praise Program of GBGM.
This fall, the Methodist College Music Department will begin offering a Bachelor of Music in Church Music. Those entering this program will concentrate in either keyboard or vocal music.
For information about the new church music major contact Jane Gardiner, head of the Music Department, at (910) 630-7101.
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And the Beat Goes On…
African drumming was featured at the March 17 Handbell Festival sponsored by the NC Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Making It Possible
Methodist College launches new Pastor’s Recognition Program
arlier this year, Methodist College announced that it would allow any United Methodist minister to award up to $1,000 per year to a youth who enrolls at Methodist College. E
“The maximum award is two and a half times greater than what we previously offered,” said the Rev. Carl King, former Methodist College chaplain. “This is our way of renewing our commitment to United Methodists to further the educational and spiritual journeys of young people. When combined with other scholarships, grants and loans, we believe this award will make it possible for many deserving students to attend Methodist.”
The Pastor’s Certificate of Recognition can be awarded to any beginning or transfer student at Methodist College by any United Methodist minister and is renewable annually provided the student maintains a 2.0 (C) average. The exact amount of the award will be based on financial need. Approximately 80 percent of the students attending Methodist in 2000-2001 received need-based financial aid.
In February and March, the College mailed recognition certificates and vouchers to all ministers in the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church. By the end of May, 18 certificates had been awarded by ministers and another 12 had been requested. Among the first 18 students awarded certificates, eight received the maximum $1,000, two received $750, five received $500 and two received $250.
Additional certificates and vouchers can be requested by phoning (910) 630-7157 (the Campus Ministry Office) or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.