Album Review: “American Standard” by James Taylor
By Joshua Stevens
As artists grow older, many of them choose to focus their music and art on their own mortality. In the years past their prime, they shift from lighthearted lyrics to more serious tales of death and regret. Except, singer-songwriter James Taylor doesn’t do that. On his newest album, “American Standard,” Taylor focuses mostly on more positive material, and the album both prospers and suffers as a result.
This album is loaded with cheerful, sunny lyrics and traditional ...
Encountering New Worlds
Cedarville’s musical faculty to showcase their talents for students throughout the year
By Katie Milligan
The Cedarville University Musical Department’s performing faculty members are continuing the annual Faculty Recital Series into the 2019-2020 school year with a focus on glorifying God through their talent, educating students about music, and communicating a deep love for their craft.
The Faculty Recital series kicked off on September 6th with the Elias piano-violin duo. It will ...
Highlights: Elliv 2018
Last Saturday, April 28th, 2018, students gathered for an end-of-year concert, Elliv. These are only some of the many highlights of the night.
Photos by Jessica St. Onge
Highlights: Music Showcase
A look into the preparation high school students put into the Music Showcase, as well as the concert. Music Showcase is an event that invites high school students from across the country to take part in an Honors Band, an Honors Orchestra, or Honors Choir, and prepares them for a concert over just three days of rehearsal.
Album Review: Irrational Man EP by Noticing Icarus
by Callahan Jones
The local Cedarville-based band, Noticing Icarus, recently released their debut EP, "Irrational Man EP", a project that is surprisingly well put together for a first offering.
The band is made up of all former or graduated Cedarville University students, including David Grandouiller (vocals, rhythm guitar), Brandon Apol (lead and rhythm guitar), Calvin Hitchcock (keys, organ), Connor Smith (electric bass, upright bass), and Geraldt Stewart (drums).
The five men combine ...
Student Spotlight – Kelsey DePree: Serving Through Music
by Kellyn Post
Kelsey DePree, a senior music education major, hasn’t always been sure about where God would lead her, but she is now passionate about serving others through music education and through involvement in student orgs on campus.
DePree and her twin brother, Kurtis, who also attends Cedarville, were born in Haiti and adopted at the age of one, and have been living in the United States ever since.
While most of her family is not musical, DePree and her brother were encouraged by ...
One of the things that makes Cedarville University unique from other schools is its resident a capella group, The Inversions. This school year the group celebrates its fifth anniversary of making music.
The founder of the group was 2014 graduate Jeremy Wit, who came to Cedarville as a music education major.
Wit soon discovered Cedarville lacked an a capella group. So, he brought a group of friends together, and they began what would eventually become known as The Inversions.