Music Alumni Profiles


Candace (Peterson) Wicke (’83): President, conductor for Continuo Arts Foundation

A music career that began in her hometown of Springfield, Missouri, has since taken 1983 Evangel alumna Candace (Peterson) Wicke around the country and the world, giving her the opportunity to ...

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Phil Farrand (’81): Author and creator of Finale music notation software

Phil Farrand has had a varied career as an author, computer programmer, consultant and musician. An alum of Central Bible College, perhaps his most well-known accomplishment is creating the ...

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Nate Sallie

Nate Sallie (’98): Singer-songwriter for Curb Records

Nate Sallie grew up trying to dance like Michael Jackson, sing like Stevie Wonder and play the keys like Harry Connick Jr., with dreams of someday making it as a professional music performer. For ...

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Jodi Hitzhusen (’03): Music director, teacher, performer

Ever since her first piano lesson as a 3-year-old growing up in the Midwest, Jodi Hitzhusen has fostered a love for music. Today, that love is taking the 2003 Evangel University alumna around the ...

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Michael and Leah Neale

Michael Neale (’94): Award-winning songwriter and author

Most young musicians dream of being able to record their own songs, even if they are only enjoyed by family and friends. But being a national-award-winning recording artist takes life to a whole ...

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Stephen Winters and Justin Stanton

Stephen Winters (’94) and Justin Stanton (’07): Missouri high school band directors

As director and assistant director of bands at Poplar Bluff (Mo.) High School, Stephen Winters and Justin Stanton have the opportunity to work together  while pursuing their love for teaching ...

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Evangel unveils commercial for the greater yoU.

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‘War Room’ film helps bring peace to home of Evangel alums

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'War Room' director Alex Kendrick prepares for production in front of  Roland and Angela Mitchell's home just outside Charlotte, NC.

You won’t be able to put down these five summer readers from EU alums

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Earn Your Master of Organizational Leadership

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EU Soccer: Kicking off with Bruce Deaton

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