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MVNU Music Department to present spring concert at Ariel-Foundation Park

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (April 18, 2022) —The Music Department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University is excited to return to the Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park for a concert performance on Saturday, April 23, at 3 p.m. 

The concert will include a wide variety of music featuring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Flute Choir, Jazz Band, Goliards Chamber Ensemble, Treble Singers Women’s Choir, and Collegians Chorale.

Instrumental ensemble directors are Dr. John Packard, Jennifer Packard, and Dr. Isaac Winland. Choral directors are Dr. Robert Tocheff, Elizabeth Barrett, and Sabina Anderson. 

“The space in the Schnormeier Event Center worked very well for our concerts last year and the AFP staff is tremendously accommodating. We are excited to return for our final concert of this school year,” said Dr. John Packard, Music Department Chair.  

Mr. Jeremy Smith, MVNU instructor for low brass, will be featured as guest soloist with the Wind Ensemble. The ensembles will close the concert with an arrangement by Jay Rouse of “Let There Be Peace on Earth” with combined choirs and instrumentalists.  

The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to offset concert expenses. Seating is provided in the Event Center. Weather permitting, guests are welcome to bring a lawn chair and sit outside the Event Center. 

For more information on this or other musical events, contact or call (740) 397-9000 ext. 3000.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education both in-seat and online to more than 2,100 students from 42 states and nine foreign countries. 

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