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Community invited to music events at Evangel University 2021

Published on Nov 5, 2021 by Erin Hedlun


SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Evangel University Music Department will present several musical performances this month. All events are free and the public is invited to attend.

EU Jazz Orchestra

Events include:

  • Jazz Orchestra & Symphonic Band Concert: Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall
  • EU Chorale Concert: Thursday, 11 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall
  • University Orchestra Concert: Tuesday, 16 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Spence Chapel

The Jazz Orchestra & Symphonic Band Concert on November 9 will feature direction from Justin Stanton, Evangel’s recently hired director of bands. This will be Stanton’s first concert as director.

The EU Chorale Concert will be directed by Dr. Tom Matrone, chair of Evangel’s Music Department and director of choral activities.

The University Orchestra Concert will be directed by Dr. Larry Dissmore, director of orchestra activities and professor of music.

In addition to these concerts, two Evangel students plan to present senior recitals.

Natalie Slater & Jonathan Martin

Natalie Slater will perform a violin recital on November 13 at 6 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall. Slater is from Springfield and is a double major in Music and English.

Jonathan Martin will perform a voice recital on November 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall. Martin is from

Highlandville, Missouri, and is a Music Education major.

The Department of Music

The Department of Music at Evangel University offers degrees in Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music: Recording Technology, and Music: Worship Leadership. Each program is carefully designed to ensure that students build strong musical skills, gain professional training, and experience a wide range of musical activities.

The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Missouri Association of Departments & Schools of Music



About Evangel University

Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.