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Sidewalk Prophets spend over 200 days on the road a year, and one of those days will be tomorrow at Taylor University to share their new album “Something Different”. (Photograph provided by Shannon Hines)

Spotify: Dave Frey of Sidewalk Prophets

Enjoy lead singer Dave Frey’s top 10 favoritesBy Laura Koenig | Echo Excited about the Sidewalk Prophets concert? Lead singer Dave Frey shares his favorite songs, plus a fun bonus track on his Spotify playlist. Check out the rest of their playlists on Spotify at 1. “Doubting Thomas” – […]

by · October 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Paul Jacobson shares his recommendations  in Paul's Picks. (Provided by Paul Jacobson)

Paul’s Picks

Bon Iver earns spot in Paul’s Picks By Paul Jacobson | Contributor Very few musicians can romanticize isolation, solitude and loneliness the same way that Justin Vernon can. His first two albums explored these themes extensively, and undoubtedly inspired countless listeners to long for a similar kind of experience in […]

by · October 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Spotify: Football Favorites

Spotify: Football Favorites

See Taylor’s football players’ pre-game playlists  Listen to the full list here: Name: Blake Wheeler Year: Senior Position: Linebacker Number: 36 “Requiem (The Fifth)” – The Trans-Siberian Orchestra   Name: Everett Pollard Year: Sophomore Position: Quarterback Number: 15 “From Time” – Drake (radio edit) “Keeping the Faith” – Billy Joel […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The White Linen Chamber Concert has been an annual Taylor tradition for 15 years. (Graphic illustrated by Isabelle Kroeker)

Practicing what they preach

Music professors to share their passion for music at weekend concertBy Ian Proano | Echo  This weekend, the department of music, theater and dance will put on its annual White Linen Chamber Concert. Attending students will see a different side of their professors as full-time and adjunct faculty members each perform […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Music students will hone in on details, perfecting their posture in the Alexander Technique Workshop. (Provided by

Posture matters

Taylor’s music department hosts professional to teach the Alexander Technique By Jessie Stover | Contributor “Change involves carrying out an activity against the habit of life.” This quote by Frederick Matthias (F.M.) Alexander, creator of the Alexander Technique, is the starting point for understanding the definition of the Alexander Technique and […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(L to R): senior Cassie Long, sophomores Ben Hood and Caleb Harlan, junior Graham Brown and sophomores Sophie Finlay, Zach Bassett and Drew Oller. Not pictured sophomore Bryson Shelor. (Photo by Elyse Horb)

Power of worship

A deeper look into the student worship teams we know and loveBy Rebecca A. Schriner | Echo Our chapel worship leaders are students, just like you! But they have the answers to many of your questions about what it’s like to praise and pray in front of the entire student body. […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Paul Jacobson lists his favorite albums of 2016. (Provided by Paul Jacobson)

Paul’s Picks

Hot summer releases you might have missedBy  Paul Jacobson | Contributor Lina Tullgren – WISHLIST: I have a confession; this one’s not actually a “hot summer release that you might have missed” (it was released in March 2016). But, I’ve been listening to it all summer, so I would be […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Taylor Professors will get a chance to make music with their friends and colleagues during a piano quintet. (Provided by

Musical appreciation

Taylor music professors prepare for weekend performancesBy Danielle Barnes | Contributor  Two recitals hit Taylor’s campus starting next weekend: one filled with angelic vocals and the other featuring the sounds of the clarinet and piano. Professors Leon Harshenin and Christopher Bade will set the stage to perform “Viennese Masters” and professor […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Emily Brokaw works to perfect her performance.

Composing final memories

Three music senior recitals this weekend By Grace Hooley | Echo After years of classes, practices and critiques, seniors will show an audience the beauty of hard work in the Taylor music department. Four seniors will perform in the recital hall this weekend. Each performance will include different types of […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Gallant’s album “Ology” is both enhanced and limited by his powerful voice.

“Ology” by Gallant

This week’s “Paul’s Pick” album reviewBy Paul Jacobson | Echo When you have a voice as bold and beautiful as Gallant’s, you’re bound to turn some heads. Since the release of his EP “Zebra” in 2014, he’s garnered acclaim from Elton John, Sufjan Stevens, Zane Lowe and Seal, and has been […]

by · April 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment