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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Graham Jones to Hold Senior Recital April 6

  • Oklahoma Baptist University student Graham Jones will perform his senior recital Sunday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free event.
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  • Oklahoma Baptist University student Graham Jones will perform his senior recital Sunday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the free event.
     
    Jones is a music composition major from Arlington, Texas. The son of Doug and Jana Jones, he is from the studio of Dr. Jim Vernon, OBU professor of music.
     
    The recital will be comprised of compositions created by Jones. The performance will include various musical styles including waltz, a woodwind sonata, and an 8-bit piece.
     
    Jones has been named to the President’s Honor Roll; received a Music History and Research Award; and is a Presser Scholar.
     
    During his time on Bison Hill, he has been a member of the Vision Team; played for the OBU / Shawnee Community Orchestra, and has been a member of the University Chorale. Jones had an orchestral tone poem “March of the Vulsutyrim” performed in the 2012 Concerto-Aria Concert and performs for his band, “Overseer”.
     
    Upon graduation, Jones plans to continue serving God through worship leadership, song writing and music composition.
     
    For more information on this recital, other concerts and performances, as well as music degrees and programs at OBU, contact the College of Fine Arts at (405) 585-4300 or visit the OBU Fine Arts website at www.okbu.edu/academics/finearts.
     
    With campuses in Shawnee, Okla., and Oklahoma City, OBU offers 10 bachelor’s degrees with 84 fields of study and three master’s degree programs. The Christian liberal arts university has an overall enrollment of 2,097, with students from 34 states and 30 other countries. OBU has been rated as one of the top 10 regional colleges in the West by U.S.News and World Report for 22 consecutive years and has been Oklahoma’s highest rated regional college in the U.S. News rankings for 20 consecutive years. Forbes.com consistently ranks OBU as a top university in Oklahoma and the Princeton Review has named OBU one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States for nine consecutive years.
     
     
     
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