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Senior Erin Davis celebrates vocal talents with her final recital.
(Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

Students showcase their extensive musical skills

Reflecting on senior recitalsBy Ethan Rice | Echo For some of these seniors in the music department, their time at Taylor will be capped off with a senior recital to showcase their musical talent and the skills they’ve grown over the past four years. Three of these seniors, Kevin Copeland, Erin Davis […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Get into the swing of things with jazz. (Photograph by Alicia Garnache)

The jazz ensemble and jazz combo present ‘Classic Jazz’

Al Harrison directs his final concertBy Alyssa Roat | Contributor At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, the Taylor University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will present “Classic Jazz” in the Rediger Chapel Auditorium. The band members are excited to share their music. “If you’re not tapping your foot, we’re […]

by · April 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
William White will be conducting “A Night at the Opera.” (Photograph provided by LaRea Slater)

Opera offers enjoyment

A night to remember at the operaBy Elizabeth Carrier | Echo Students put on their best evening wear to enjoy a formal and culturally rich night out at “A Night at the Opera.” This Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) is putting on an opera variety […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(L to R) Sophomore Paige Wagner, junior Sarah Lynn and sophomores Hannah Ewing and Katie Talbot are excited for the concert. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Chorale blossoms with songs of love

“Love in Bloom” concert springs to lifeBy Ethan Rice | Echo The Euler Atrium is a popular place for students to relax, converse and, from time to time, take a nap between classes and late nights doing homework. But on Sunday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m., it will be hosting something very […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Eric Moore, a MAHE student, shares his personal experience as an Airband participant.

Dances with wolves: one student’s perspective

MAHE student reflects on Airband experiencesBy Eric Moore | Contributor Early last spring, as Airband began to take over First West Wengatz, I was asked the fateful question: “Hey Erwok, do you want to do Airband with us?” Call it a lapse of insanity or divine inspiration, but I said yes. Now, […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Senior Abigail Sandy combines her faith and love for music for her recital. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

Making melodies for a lifetime through music

Abigail Sandy’s senior recital marked by passionBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Echo Senior Abigail Sandy’s life is marked by a love of music. Sandy has been singing ever since she can remember. Because her mom was a junior high and high school choir teacher, she had little choice, but she loves […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Airbands offer sneak peek

Airbands offer sneak peek

Hints about some of this year’s bandsBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo It has been under wraps for months. Nothing is more jealously guarded than an Airband’s theme. Luckily, three Airbands decided to indulge Taylor with a sneak peek: Gerig: Length: five minutes Practice Frequency: Twice a week starting the second week […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
High school and college students will perform in the same concert on Thursday, March 15. (Photograph by Alicia Garnache)

Combining the making of music and memories

College and high school collide in concertBy Ethan Rice | Echo The Taylor Wind Ensemble will be welcoming some new members to its upcoming concert. On Thursday, March 15, the Ensemble will be joined by the inaugural Grant County High School Honors Band in concert in Rediger Auditorium. The collaboration […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
A day in the life of Tracy Manning can easily be described as busy, but fulfilling.

Tracy Manning: A woman of many roles

Spotlight on a theater extraorinaire By Caroline Shapley | Echo   Director. Mentor. Mother. Creator. Professor.   These are just a few words that describe Tracy Manning, Taylor University’s director of theatre, co-chair and assistant professor of department of music, theatre and dance. From teaching acting theories, to long nights of rehearsals […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Nashville singer-songwriter, Jon Troast, comes to Upland (Photograph provided by Kevin Duecker)

Battling depression with free music

Pierce hosts a free concertBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Echo Music fights against depression in a free concert by Jon Troast followed by a mental health discussion panel on March 8 at 7 p.m. at Pierce Upland United Methodist Church (Pierce UMC). With the rise of depression, anxiety, and suicide and the […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment