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Community invited to spring music events at Evangel University

Published on Mar 22, 2023 by Erin Hedlun

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

Events include the following:

  • Faculty Brass Quintet Recital: Tuesday, March 28 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall
  • University Orchestra Concert: Tuesday, April 11 from 7:30-9 p.m. in Spence Chapel
  • Jazz Orchestra & Combo Concert: Thursday, April 13 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall
  • Symphonic Band Concert: Tuesday, April 18 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall
  • EU Choral Concert: Thursday, April 20 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall
  • Faculty Voice Recital – Claire Herzog and Traci Pritchard: Tuesday, April 25 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall

The Faculty Brass Quintet serves as the brass quintet-in-residence at Evangel University. Members are Tim Wootton and Darren Eddington (trumpet), Eric Jackson (horn), Matt Moore (trombone), and Bob Swanson (bass trombone). This spring’s concert will feature a wide variety of music, including Bach’s “Fugue in G Minor,” “Eleanor Rigby” by the Beatles, and several other selections.

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

The Jazz Orchestra performs contemporary compositions and as well as jazz classics and sacred jazz arrangements. The ensemble will be directed by Mr. Justin Stanton, director of bands.

The Symphonic Band is a large ensemble open to any Evangel University student and provides the student body with an opportunity to continue participation in musical events regardless of major. The band will be directed by Mr. Justin Stanton.

The EU Choral Concert will be directed by Dr. Tom Matrone, chair of Evangel’s Music Department and director of choral activities. This concert will feature the university chorus, chorale, and men’s and women’s ensembles.

Music Department at Evangel

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 its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by


With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at