Events Calendar

December 16, 2016
Winter Holiday Break
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January 10, 2017
Classes Begin
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January 16, 2017
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No Classes
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January 16, 2017
2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Join us for the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service for Oxford College and community members (check-in will take place on the Oxford College campus in Williams Hall). Please register by Thursday, January 12. Once you register, further details regarding the day of service will be sent via email.

 

 

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January 18, 2017
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
School: Oxford College
Department/Organization: Oxford College
Building/Room: Old Church - Oxford
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Lyn Pace, Oxford College Chaplain
Contact Phone: 770-784-8392
Contact Email: ppace@emory.edu

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration began at Oxford College in 1993 and has been held annually since. The 2017 observance will include the participation from many areas of the college and community, including music from Voices of Praise gospel choir, Oxappella, and the Newton County MLK Interdenominational Choir, which comprises local community members. The program will include selected readings from King and other leaders of the civil rights movement as well as other greetings from Oxford students.

Featured speaker is Rev. Avis Williams 78Ox 98C 08T. A native of Newton County and a current city of Oxford resident, Rev. Williams was among the first African American students to attend Oxford College. She is minister for community transformation at Lake Oconee Community Church, where she founded and heads educational enrichment programs that touch the lives of hundreds of local children.

This is an Oxford Studies event.
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January 23, 2017
Concert: Brad Howard, singer and Will Ransom, piano
School: Oxford College
Department/Organization: Oxford College
Building/Room: Williams Hall (Oxford)
Speaker/Presenter: Brad Howard and Will Ransom
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Danielle Dockery
Contact Email: danielle.dockery@emory.edu

Tenor Bradley Howard serves as Director of Vocal Studies at Emory. He teaches the opera and musical theatre workshop, performance techniques, and coordinates the vocal program.  

With a singing career of 20 years spanning the classical and modern choral works, solo recitals, and operatic roles, Howard has developed a repertoire of some of opera's most classic roles.

Recent concerts have include collaborations with pianists Deborah Thoreson and Will Ransom, guitarist Rylan Smith, poet Natasha Tretheway, the Vega String Quartet, and Emory Symphony and University Chorus performing Beethoven's 9th Symphony celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Schwartz Center at Emory.

He currently is the Director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for the Southeastern Region of the United States.

Howard earned his BM in Voice Performance at Baylor University (1989) and MM in Voice Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (1992).

William Ransom is the Mary Emerson Professor of Piano and head of the piano faculty at Emory. He is founder and artistic director of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta.

Ransom has appeared in recital, as soloist with orchestras, and as a chamber musician in Eastern and Western Europe, Japan, Korea, South America, Mexico and throughout the United States. His performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio and Television in the United States, Japan, Korea, Argentina, and Poland.

Ransom has commissioned and premiered several major works by composer Stephen Paulus, and he was also the featured pianist performing music by Dwight Andrews used in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway hit, "The Piano Lesson," as well as the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie based on the same play.

Ransom attended Juilliard School in New York (BM and MM), and also the University of Michigan (DMA).

In the summers, Ransom is artistic director of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina and also an artist-faculty member of the Kamisaibara Pianists Camp in Japan.

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January 30, 2017
Concert: David Leinweber, piano
School: Oxford College
Department/Organization: Oxford College
Building/Room: Williams Hall (Oxford)
Speaker/Presenter: David Leinweber
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Danielle Dockery
Contact Email: danielle.dockery@emory.edu

David Leinweber will perform music from and about the British Isles.

Leinweber is Associate Professor of History at Oxford College. Leinweber earned his BA degree from Spring Arbor College in 1987. He continued his education at Michigan State University, earning an MA in 1989 and a Ph.D. in 1992. Leinweber is active in the Oxford community, holding a staff position at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, where is the pianist. He also played the piano for the college's production of The Fantasticks. He leads the Oxford College Guitar and Mandolin Society, a group performing for various college and community functions. 

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