Alumni News

Teryn McDuff Spears, '02, announces the birth of twin boys, Seth and Eli. They turned one on Sept. 4.


Homecoming 2010: Lyon Heart

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Skye Hart to present organ recital during Lyon homecoming
Skye Hart, now a doctoral candidate in organ performance at the University of Arizona, will be performing on Lyon's Holtkamp organ in Brown Chapel on Sunday, October 24, at 2:30 PM. He will also be the featured organist at the "Kirkin' 'o the Tartans" service during homecoming weekend, where he will accompany the Batesville Choral Society and the Lyon College Concert Chorale in Ralph Vaughan Williams' Antiphon and accompany the combined choirs and alumni choir in Once to Every Man and Nation. Hart received a bachelor of arts degree in Music and French in 2006 from Lyon and has been studying at the University of Arizona in Phoenix, receiving a masters degree there in 2008, and is close to finishing his doctorate in organ performance. Past and present teachers include Stephen Shebenik, Kimberly Marshall, Russell Stinson, and Siegbert Rampe (early music). Skye has been privileged to play and perform on notable instruments in the U.S., Europe and Mexico and has performed with various ASU ensembles, including the Baroque Ensemble, Symphonic Chorale, and the University Orchestra. He has also performed with the Phoenix Symphony. In addition to keyboard performance, Skye is a lyric tenor and performs as a soloist and in vocal ensembles. Later this month Skye will be featured in a recital and at the opening service at the Arizona Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Convention at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in downtown Phoenix. A native of Chicago, his family lives in Mountain Home, Ark.

Lyon Theatre Department to present Southern Girls

The Theatre Department has cast the fall production, Southern Girls. This bittersweet memory play traces the interactions of six women three black and three white - from the segregated South through the Civil Rights movement. The cast includes two seniors, Nina McCoy as Wanda-Sue Johnson, Kelsey Lack as Dolly Granger, sophomores: Vivian Onyekwelu as Ruth Hurdle, Haley Hudson as June-Adele Taylor, Kelley Wyatt as Charlotte Cecil and freshman Miracle Davis as Naomi Hurdle. The production has begun rehearsals with performances scheduled for Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 23 and 24 and the following week on Oct. 27 and 28 all at 8 p.m. The stage manager is sophomore Jessica Phelps. The set design is by Collin Brown, Lighting design by senior Luke Diver, sound by junior Jacob Hancock, and costume design by sophomore Lauren Holt. Michael L. Counts is the director. It is a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The state festival will be held on the campus of U of A Beebe Oct. 31-Nov. 3. For reservations call 307-7510.

Alumni Choir, College Chorale to combine for Homecoming performance

On Saturday, Oct. 23, at Brown Chapel, the Alumni Choir will rehearse with the College Chorale under the shared direction of Drs. Joel Plaag and Dorothy Landis Gray. Anyone who has ever participated in a campus singing group is invited to attend. Rehearsal begins at 2 p.m., followed by a Choir Reunion at 4 p.m. in Bevens Music Room. The group will rehearse again at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, before performing at the annual Kirkin' o' the Tartans.