CU music students find their calling during summer break
Damon King and CU alumna Lindsey Harrod
Students in the CU School of Music did more than lounge by the pool this summer. They traveled around the United States and the world sharing their gifts in music and their belief in Jesus Christ. Many students participated in mission trips, vacation bible schools and summer camps.
Incoming freshman music major Abbey Caudell traveled to Manaus, Brazil, on a mission trip. There they helped a local community with construction projects, taught English and led worship.
Christina Swadley, an incoming music student, participated in a mission trip to Cluj, Romanis. She worked with children in Roma villages telling Bible stories, playing games, making crafts and singing songs.
Coreena Mucci served as a CIT at Laurel Lake Baptist Camp this summer and also volunteered with Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
Several music students worked with high school marching band programs this summer. Madeline Hahn instructed the front ensemble and Matt Salyer worked with the low brass of the Nelson County High School Marching Band. Carolyn Meador worked with the Grayson County Marching Cougar Band. Other students worked locally with the Taylor County High School and Campbellsville High School marching band programs.
Award-winning recording artist and CU vocal performance major Mary Kutter performed over twenty local and regional county music shows this summer.
Junior music education major Ginna Marsh
served as an intern for the Arkansas-based Missionaries in America Program. As part of the program, Ginna participated in church camps and mission work weeks in Louisiana, Arkansas and Indiana. Ginna also took part in the "Make It Real!" Road Trip. She and her team drove through eighteen states living out the Christian advantage and trying to encourage others through service projects and Bible studies.
Damon King, senior music education major, marched with The Carolina Crown, the winner of the 2013 Drum Corp International World Championship. Damon and the rest of the corps earned a perfect score in brass - the first time a perfect score has ever been awarded in that category. Congratulations!