Catawba College Music Profiles
Destiny Stone '19
Popular Music and Music Business major; Worship Arts minor
"Catawba is for you if you want to be the best you that you can be. Catawba is for you if you want to get your feet wet and your hands dirty."
In Spring 2018, Destiny performed her one-woman show "Nina Now", channeling the late singer, songwriter and civil rights activist Nina Simone. Watch highlights from the performance above right.
Emma Stoneberg '15
Popular Music / Music Business Major
- Performing Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors “album live for producer Ken Caillat then interning with him in Los Angeles.
- Traveling to Italy in sophomore year in an interdisciplinary class about the art and science of food.
- Going to Chicago in senior year with my Honors class on music and oppression.
- Work as hard as you can, because what you put into a program, you'll get out.
- Live on campus. You’ll get to know everyone and really connect with people.
Quashona Smith '15
Popular Music Major and Worship Arts Minor
"As a Christian artist, the new Worship Arts program will help me fully connect my music to a worship setting. It will prepare me as a leader as well as a director. I want nothing more than to use my talents to bring people together to worship God.
To me, worship redefined is the way this generation expresses their love for God. There are so many ways to worship; there is no set or definite way. Worship redefined is expressing new ways to give God glory through music, dance, poems, raps, paintings. Just expressing any way you know how."
Dustin Chapman '19
Popular Music, Music Business, and Worship Arts Triple Major
Dustin was invited to audition for "America's Got Talent" (AGT) by one the show's producers after seeing him perform on social media. Dustin began songwriting when he came to Catawba and has authored or co-authored 12 songs.
"Being social media savvy in today's music industry is a must. Many artists have gotten signed by just posting their music on social media, so I'm really trying to use it to promote my music."
DJ Colson '14
Music Education Major
"I chose Catawba because of my love of music and the great educational opportunities at Catawba for those who seek a career in music. learned about the Music Department and the opportunities available to me at Catawba during a faculty visit to my high school. In the future, I plan to be a high school band director or pursue another career in music."
Toni Crough '12
Music Business Major; Drummer for the band Saved By The 90s and the music librarian at Kobalt Music
Kristopher Watson '11
Sacred Music/Music Performance major
"Where else can you find a Music Department where the faculty embraces Handel's Messiah and The Beatles' Abbey Road with the same care, and considers them both to be classics?"
At Catawba, Watson was deeply involved in making music at Catawba better through his skills as a singer, a scholar, and a gifted student administrator.
Wes Lockfaw '93
Sacred Music Graduate; Completed graduate work at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey
Lockfaw is currently studying conducting under Joseph Flummerfelt and performing under several of the world’s leading conductors including Kurt Masur and Wolfgang Sawallisch. A very talented and accomplished organist, pianist, and choral director, he has led music ministries in seven states and has also served as a choral adjudicator, clinician, and piano instructor in a college environment.