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Catawba College Student Tapped for "America's Got Talent" Auditions

January 27, 2017
Category: Academics, Events, Music, Students
When Catawba College sophomore Dustin Chapman of Whiteville auditions for "America's Got Talent" (AGT) on February 1st, he'll be channeling the late Keith Whitley, singing a medley of Whitley songs to get the attention of the judges. Chapman was invited to the AGT auditions by one of its producer…
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Professor of Music Has Paper Accepted for Presentation at International Conference

November 14, 2016
Category: Academics, Events, Faculty, Music
Dr. Renee McCachren, a professor of music at Catawba College, has had a paper accepted for presentation at the international conference of the College Music Society in Sydney, Australia, next July, 2017.  Her paper is entitled “Aboriginal Inspiration in Dreamtime Ancestors by Chris Theofanidis.”…
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Public Invited to Begin the Christmas Season with Catawba’s Service of Lessons & Carols

November 4, 2016
Category: Events, Music
Members of the general public are invited to begin their Christmas season by attending Catawba College’s 29th annual Service of Lessons and Carols.  The public can attend the service in the beautifully decorated Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on two different evenings – Monday, November 28 and Thursday,…
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Catawba Recognizes Two Individuals as Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipients

November 3, 2016
Category: Alumni, Athletics, Faculty, Music
 Dennis Reed '06 and Jim Gantt '89 Two Catawba College alumni were recognized as recipients of a Distinguished Alumnus Award on October 29th during Homecoming Weekend activities. The honorees included Jim Gantt ’89 of Salisbury and Dennis Reed ’06 of Charlotte. These awards, given annually by…
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John Oates Credits a Catawba Connection for Developing His Musical Style

October 7, 2016
Category: Academics, Events, Music, Students
John Oates says that Catawba College indirectly played a role in developing his musical style. He shared the why of that story with a group of Catawba’s music students when he visited campus on October 7. When Oates was a seventh grader in Pennsylvania he had a good friend whose older brother went…
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