Horton School of Music

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The Horton School of Music consists of four Bachelor of Arts degree programs – Music Education either choral or instrumental, Music and Worship Leadership, Performance (vocal, keyboard or instrumental), and Music Therapy. There are currently over 75 music majors within the Horton School of Music, 12 full-time faculty members, 1 visiting professor of accompanying, 18 adjunct faculty, and 3 staff accompanists. The students of Charleston Southern may participate in 15 different instrumental and vocal ensembles.

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Charleston Southern University at Piccolo Spoleto Festival TODAY! Other Musical Highlights: Seasons: a visual and vocal journey, Rising Stars

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Charleston Southern University Piccolo Spoleto Festival TODAY! Lewis, Holler, & Ross: Sweet Harmony, Rising Stars

Charleston Southern University Piccolo Spoleto Festival TODAY! Children’s Choirs at St. Philip’s Church

Charleston Southern University Piccolo Spoleto Festival TODAY! Rising Stars

The In-Between

Enjoy this original song ”Fisherman’s Baby,” written by CSU faculty Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis and Robert Lewis performed with their ensemble, The In-Between as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Spotlight Concert Series tonight at the Second Presbyterian Church in Charleston. Visit the HSM page for a list of more Piccolo Spoleto Festival events featuring CSU faculty, staff, and students!

Here is one of our six premiere compositions from our program tonight: “Fisherman’s Baby” by Jill Terhaar Lewis and Robert Lewis. Thanks to Piccolo Spoleto Festival and the Second Presbyterian Church for inviting us to perform! Thanks to Scott Watson, Ellen Dressler Moryl, Yuriy Bekker, and Julia Harlow for helping to make this possible. Also playing: Tyler Ross, guitar and Norbert Lewandowski, cello.

Charleston Jazz

Enjoy this video from last night’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival concert featuring the music of CSU faculty Mr. Mark Sterbank! This is the world- premiere of his original tune, “Reminiscing!” Check our page for more Piccolo Spoleto Festival events involving CSU faculty, staff, and students!

World premiere of “Reminiscing”

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Piccolo Spoleto Festival

Enjoy this video of CSU faculty Mr. Ricard Bordas leading the Charleston Men’s Chorus in a Memorial Day concert at Piccolo Spoleto Festival today! Find more Piccolo Spoleto Festival events featuring CSU faculty, staff, and students on our Horton School of Music page!
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We’re live downtown at St. Philip’s Church with The @Charleston Men’s Chorus’s Memorial Day concert!

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CSU faculty, staff, and students featured at Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2019

CHARLESTON, SC – The Horton School of Music at Charleston Southern University has firmly established a reputation for graduating quality music students in the fields of Performance, Education, Music and Worship Leadership, and Music Therapy.  The success of the program is due in large part to the quality of faculty and staff.  Frequently, the faculty, staff, students, and alumni are esteemed as outstanding members of the music community in the Greater Charleston area and further abroad.  The Piccolo Spoleto Festival recognizes this and features many of CSU’s finest in a variety of events each year.  

Charleston Southern’s Horton School of Music faculty have a strong presence in this year’s festival. They will perform in a variety of ensembles as directors, singers, instrumentalist in genres of classical, jazz, patriotic, sacred music, and more working as leaders and supporting members of important events. 

The festival begins TODAY, Friday, May 24. The next day, emeritus faculty Dr. Valerie Bullock will direct the Singers of Summerville on May 25 at noon in a Festival of Churches and Synagogues concert entitled “A Chilcott Collage.” This program will also include CSU students Jean-Claude Davidson and Jacob Turner, baritones, and CSU faculty Mr. Mark Sterbank (saxophone) and Dr. Nicholas Holland (percussion).

Mr. Ricard Bordas, CSU faculty, will, once again, lead his esteemed ensemble, Charleston Men’s Chorus in a Memorial Day Concert on Monday, May 27 at St. Philip’s Church in Charleston.  This program will also include CSU students Kaegan Fitzherbert and Jairus McClanahan in the choir and CSU faculty Dr. Marshall Forrester on trumpet. This concert usually sells out quickly, so get your tickets early.

Throughout the festival, Dr. Janet Elshazly (CSU faculty) will be accompanying young performers on the festival’s Rising Stars series.  This concerts will be held at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and will student performers ranging in age from nine to eighteen years old.

CSU staff pianist Mr. Arshak Sirunyan will be featured on two events.  First on May 28 he will be accompanying soprano Rina Lucas Sounds of the Holy City with Small Opera.  Then, on June 7, he and Lucas will headline their own show, Seasons: A Visual and Vocal Journey at Providence Baptist Church.  This event will include the premiere performance of four new jazz compositions for solo piano by Sirunyan and the premiere of four new oil paintings by Lucas as well as other classical and jazz selections for the duo.

On May 28, CSU faculty Mr. Mark Sterbank will headline a show entitled Blues, Ballad, & Swing: The Music of Saxophonist Mark Sterbank as part of the Charleston Jazz Series for the festival. This event will be at Dockery’s on Daniel Island.

CSU faculty Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis, soprano will be featured in two programs on the festival. First on May 29 she will be on the festival’s Spotlight Concert Series with her ensemble The In-Between in a program of all original music that is a true fusion of classical and jazz genres.  Several new works by the members will be premiered on this program, including a song co-written by Terhaar Lewis and her husband, Robert Lewis, who is also in the trio along with jazz pianist Gerald Gregory.  They will be joined by guests Tyler Ross (guitar) and Norbert Lewandowski (cello) and include new works by members of the ensemble and guest composers Ross, Nathan Koci, and Maxx Bradley.

Terhaar Lewis is also part of the trio Lewis, Holler, & Ross who will be hosting a community sing-along entitled Sweet Harmony on June 3 at Calvary Lutheran Church in West Ashley. This free event is designed to build community through singing and the program will include an eclectic mix of folk, popular, and sacred songs. This will be a free event offered as a Piccolo Spoleto Festival outreach.

The Piccolo Spoleto Festival features artists from the Southeast region and was developed to coincide with and compliment Spoleto Festival USA with regional offerings of art, music theater, poetry, film, children’s events, and more, consisting of 500 events over the course of 17 days.  For more information on the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, visit piccolospoleto.com.

Charleston Southern Unviersity at Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2019

Charleston Southern Summer Music Camp Vocal and Musical Theatre 2019

Vocal/Musical Theatre camp is only one month away! If you have a rising 5th grader, middle school or high school student, please consider signing them up for Summer Music Camp at Charleston Southern! We have four camps available: Junior Musical Theatre, Senior Musical Theatre, Junior (Middle School) Choir and Senior (High School) Choir! Dr. Jennifer Luiken and Professor Thomas Keating will be instructors for musical theatre camp, Rebecca Weatherby (Dubose Middle School) will be the Junior Choir Clinician and Matthew Taylor (Wando High School) will be the Senior Choir Clinician! Applications can be received through an online jot form at the following link:

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The camp runs from June 17-22, 2019. Additional information can be found below:

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Congratulations to Meredith Horwatt who was just awarded the internship scholarship by the Southeastern Region of the American Music Therapy Association (SER-AMTA) at the annual regional conference. We are incredibly proud of you (and not at all surprised).

The Horton School of Music at Charleston Southern University is delighted to announce three more student recital events coming up this month. The Student Recital and Advanced Recital events are important benchmark occasions for the students majoring in Music Education and Music Performance. Come join us as we celebrate together!
On Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. Dalton Carriker, tuba will present his Student Recital in CSU’s Lightsey Music Building, room 100. Dalton is a senior Music Education-Instrumental major studying with Dr. Justin Clarkson.
Next, on Friday, April 12 senior Jairus McClanahan, baritone, will present his Advanced Student Recital at CSU Lightsey Chapel Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. Jairus is studies voice with Dr. Jennifer Luiken.
On Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m., Kaegan Fitzherbert, bass-baritone will present his Advanced Student Recital in CSU Lightsey Chapel. Kaegan is a senior majoring in Music Performance and studies voice with Dr. Luiken.
Each of these recital events are free and open to the public. Connect with HSM for more information at https://www.charlestonsouthern.edu/music/events/ or contact HSM at [email protected] or (843) 863-7966. As always, thank you for your support of the Horton School of Music!

The Horton School of Music at Charleston Southern University is delighted to announce two more student recital events. For more information, contact HSM at [email protected] or (843) 863-7966.

On Saturday, April 13 at 12 p.m. (noon) Kirsten Holley, piano will present her Student Recital at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church at 28 Sumter Ave., in Summerville. Kirsten is a junior Music Performance Major studying with Dr. Soohyun Yun.

Immediately following Kirsten’s recital on April 13 will be the Advanced Recital of Meagan Carlson, soprano at 12:30 p.m., also at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church in Summerville. Meagan is a senior Music Performance major and studies voice with Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis.

Both of these recital events are free and open to the public. Connect with HSM for more information. https://www.charlestonsouthern.edu/music/events/ Stay tuned for more student recital announcements!

The Horton School of Music at Charleston Southern University is delighted to announce two special events this April: the Senior Worship Projects of Miss Jordan Avery, soprano and Mr. Logan Fleming, tenor.
Both students are seniors majoring in Music and Worship Leadership at CSU. MWL degree students plan and present a complete worship service as the culmination of the Music and Worship Leadership degree program with the guidance of Rev. Matthew McCall.
The Music and Worship Leadership degree program includes three core areas of emphasis: music, worship, and Christian studies. This new major began in the Fall of 2010 and is designed to prepare worship leaders for current trends in worship and equip them with the tools to handle future change.
Miss Avery’s Worship Project will be held on Monday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at Journey Church – Goose Creek Campus at 100 S Goose Creek Blvd. in Goose Creek.
Mr. Fleming’s Worship Project will be on Monday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Church – Ladson Campus at 261 Treeland Drive in Ladson. Both are voice students of Rev. Matthew McCall.
These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact HSM at [email protected] or (843) 863-7966.

The Center for Worship has two Senior Worship Projects coming up in April.

We are excited to invite you to attend several upcoming student worship projects! For more information email [email protected] or call (843) 863-7970 @ Charleston Southern University

The Horton School of Music at Charleston Southern University is delighted to invite you to attend several upcoming student recital events this week. For more information, contact HSM at [email protected] or (843) 863-7966.
First, the Student Recital of Mr. Timothy Moore will be held on Friday, March 22 at 7 pm at CSU Lightsey Chapel Auditorium at 9200 University Blvd. in Charleston. Timothy is a Music Performance major and studying piano with Dr. Myungsook Song Stoudenmire.
Next, on Monday, March 25, the Horton School of Music at CSU cordially invites you to the annual Student Honors Recital at 7:00 pm in CSU Lightsey Chapel Auditorium (9200 University Blvd., Charleston). This special concert event features student performers from all areas that have been handpicked by the HSM faculty for their outstanding performances throughout the year. Honorable Mention Award recipients will also be recognized at this event.
This is a formal concert event and is a favorite in the Spring season of concerts. Come out to enjoy beautiful music and celebrate with the wonderful students and faculty of the Horton School of Music at CSU. This year’s nominees are listed below along with the Honors Mention Award recipients.
HSM will then present a Student Monthly Recital featuring students from the voice, instrumental, and piano areas handpicked by the faculty to perform. This will be held on Thursday, March 28 at 2 pm, also in CSU Lighstey Chapel Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
The beginning of a large group of voice recitals kicks off on Friday, April 5 at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church (302 Hibben St.) with the Student Recital of Lyricc Jenkins, soprano. Lyricc is a Music Performance major and a student of Dr. Jennifer Luiken. On Saturday, April 6, three voice students will join forces for a combined recital event at CSU Lightsey Chapel Auditorium at 9200 University Blvd. in Charleston. First, Jean-Claude Davidson, baritone will present his Student Recital at 5:30 pm immediately followed by soprano Alexis Singleton’s Student Recital at 6:00 pm. Zachary Patton, baritone, will then give his Advanced Recital beginning at 6:30 pm. All three performers study voice with Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis. Patton and Singleton student Music Performance and Davidson studies Music Education. These events are all free and open to the public. Connect with HSM for more information. https://www.charlestonsouthern.edu/music/events/ Stay tuned for more student recital announcements!

Honors Recital Nominees
(alphabetical order):
Christine Barnes, mezzo soprano
Abigail Bryant, violin
Seth DeMers, flute
Kaegan Fitzherbert, baritone
Kirsten Holley, piano
Kadin Ivey, alto saxophone
Lyricc Jenkins, soprano
Timothy Moore, piano
Zach Patton, baritone
Evelyn Perea, mezzo soprano/guitar and Braxton Barnett, tenor/piano
Jared Rogers, tenor
Hollie Roy, oboe
Alexis Singleton, soprano
Leah Smoak, flute
Ryan West, marimba

Honorable Mention Awards
Jairus McClanahan, baritone
Seth DeMers, flute
Ciara Wallace, soprano
Raymond McKinley, alto saxophone
Timmi Winston, mezzo soprano
Brigit Harris, trumpet
Meagan Carlson, soprano
Lauren Modlin, marimba

CSU Voice Students Earn Awards and Advance to Regional Competition in Maryland

CHARLESTON, SC – Sixteen voice students from the Horton School of Music at CSU have earned awards in two separate National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions in 18 different categories. Fourteen of the students will advance to compete at the Mid-Atlantic Region NATS Student Auditions to be held at Towson University in Towson, Maryland on March 22 and 23 as part of the NATS Mid-Atlantic Region Conference.

To earn awards and to advance to the Region Student Auditions, students competed with others in their same age, level of study, and gender groups in competitions in Music Theater (MT)/Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) or Classical categories held by the South Carolina Chapter NATS. State competitions were held in October at Converse College in Spartanburg for Musical Theater auditions and in February at the Bob Jones University in Greenville for Classical auditions.

The MT/CCM auditions held in Orangeburg included around 205 students auditioning. These students CSU students advanced: Kalb Linen-Yates in First Year College/Independent Studio Men MT, Zachary Patton and Jairus McClanahan in Fourth/Fifth Year College/Independent Studio Men, Emily Schultz, Adelaide Lovelady, and Meghan Roum, in First Year College/Independent Studio Women MT, Ciara Wallace and Timmi Winston in Upper College/Independent Studio Women MT and Rachel Hiester in Fourth/ Fifth Year College/Independent Studio Women MT. Lovelady, Wallace, McClanahan, Linen-Yates, and Roum are all students of Dr. Jennifer Luiken. Hiester, Winston, and Patton all study with Dr. Jill Terhaar Lewis. Schultz was a student of Ms. Shanelle Woods and now studies with Dr. Jennifer Luiken while Ms. Woods is on sabbatical. In the CCM category, Evelyn Perea, a student of Dr. Jennifer Luiken earned a Certificate of Distinction award. This category does not advance to regional competition.

The Classical Student Auditions included nearly 300 students. Jared Rogers and Linen-Yates advanced in First Year College/Independent Studio Men and Tyreke Jackson advanced in Second Year College/Independent Studio Men. Kaegan Fitzherbert and Patton advanced in Fourth Year College/Independent Studio Men. Roum and Madeline Krigbaum advanced in First Year College/Independent Studio Women, Victoria Bradberry in Second Year College/Independent Studio Women and Meagan Carlson in Advanced College/Independent Studio Women. Jackson and Bradberry are students of Mr. Ricard Bordas. Fitzherbert and Krigbaum study with Dr. Luiken, and Carlson and Rogers study with Dr. Lewis.

Fitzherbert, McClanahan, and Linen-Yates (MT) earned the highest scores in their categories and were featured on the Honors Recital. Additionally, Dr. Lewis had two students from her private studio earn the highest scores in their categories: Rina Lucas in CCM Women and Alicia Parrill in Upper High School/Independent Studio Women.

Eligible students will travel to compete with others in the Mid-Atlantic Region which includes NATS chapters from SC as well as North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Roughly 900 students are expected to compete over two days. Students who finish in the top five of their respective categories at the region level may advance to the National level of the auditions to be held in Minnesota in June.

Dr. Lewis is finishing her second and final year as District Governor of the South Carolina NATS. She has recently been elected as the new Region Governor, beginning in July.

In addition to the Student Auditions, the Mid-Atlantic Region Conference will also feature guest clinicians and poster presentations by the members selected to present. More details of the event can be found here: http://midatlanticnats.org/.

CSU offers four degrees in music: Music and Worship Leadership, Music Education, Music Therapy, and Music Performance. Carlson, Patton, Roum, McClanahan, and Fitzherbert are all Music Performance majors. Linen-Yates, Jackson, Bradberry, Schultz, Krigbaum, and Winston are majoring in Music Education. Wallace and Hiester are majoring in Music Therapy. Rogers and Perea are majoring in Music and Worship Leadership. Lovelady is a Business-Marketing major.

Photo: l-r (back) Jared Rogers, Meghan Roum, Tyreke Jackson, Kaegan Fitzherbert, Jairus McClanahan, Kalb Linen-Yates, and Zachary Patton (front) Madeline Krigbaum, Emily Schultz, Meagan Carlson, Adelaide Lovelady, Victoria Bradberry, and Rachel Hiester.

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