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Winters School of Music

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.
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 10:13am
Carey students Nick Joslin and Asia Greer came home on a high note following the regional National Association of Teachers of Singing conference and competition held Nov. 10-12 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. More than 350 students representing colleges and universities from Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas competed in a number of categories. Joslin won fourth place in the sophomore men’s division and Greer won third place in the college musical theatre division.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 3:14pm
Three William Carey University guitar majors placed in the annual Mississippi Guitar Festival held Nov. 11 and 12 at Belhaven University. Each year the festival offers competitions, lectures, master classes and concerts for the enrichment of enthusiasts, professionals and students of the classical guitar.
Brewer Arnoult of Pass Christian placed first in the intermediate artist category, Tyler Holden of Madison placed second in the beginning artist category, and Danny Torres of Jacksonville, Florida, placed third in the intermediate artist category.
The festival is the state’s only collegiate conference on the art of classical guitar. The festival also has a guest artist who performs a concert and gives a masterclass where the students get an opportunity to work one-on-one in front of an audience. This year’s guest artist was virtuoso, Ivan Rijos. “It is a highly inspirational event for the guitarists who attend,” said David Bryan, assistant professor of music at Carey.
posted 11/15/2016
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 1:43pm
The Board of Ministerial Education of the Mississippi Baptist Convention recently awarded two scholarships to William Carey University students for excellence in biblical studies. 
Josh Britt received the Carpenter-Gandy Scholarship. Britt is a senior religion major and English minor. He currently serves as student pastor at New Sight Baptist Church in Brookhaven. The Carpenter-Gandy Scholarship was established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Gandy for the purpose of providing financial assistance to ministerial students at Mississippi Baptist colleges. It was founded in memory of their mothers, Mrs. Nora Gandy, who attended Blue Mountain College, and Mrs. Ruth Carpenter, who attended William Carey College. It also reflects their commitment to the education of Southern Baptist Convention ministers.
Caleb Rawls received the Dr. William Clawson Scholarship. Caleb is a senior religion major and history minor. He currently serves as student pastor at Pleasant Home Baptist Church in Laurel. The Board of Ministerial Education established the Clawson scholarships in 1987 to honor Dr. William Clawson upon his retirement. He served for many years as chairman of the religion department at William Carey College and as campus representative to the Board of Ministerial Education. Prior to coming to William Carey, Dr. Clawson served as a Southern Baptist missionary in Mexico. Dr. Clawson passed away in 2013. 
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 8:40am

A donation of playground equipment was a “true blessing,” said Janet Baldwin, director of the Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center. William Carey University donated the swing set and see-saw that were used during the recent production of “How to Eat Like a Child.” Music professor Connie Roberts said rather than take the set apart at the end of the show, she contacted Baldwin to see if the center could use it for its playground. “We have been trying to get the playground into shape,” said Baldwin. “It was right on time and what we needed.” The center, located on McSwain Street, serves 30-50 children in its after-school program and up to 90 children during the summer. Volunteers provide tutoring and the children receive a warm meal before going home in the evenings.