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Organist Dr. Joyce Jones to perform at Evangel University

Published on Oct 29, 2012 by Jennifer Hall

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –Evangel University will host organist Dr. Joyce Jones on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel Auditorium.

There is no charge for admission, and the public is invited to attend.

This will be the 11th June Kean Pipe Organ Endowment performance, presented by the department of music as an Artist Series event. Evangel’s massive Schantz pipe organ was a gift from the Evangel University Auxiliary and was installed in 1982. It is valued at more than $500,000.

Jones is the Joyce Oliver Bowden Professor of Organ and Organist in Residence at Baylor University in Texas. Jones frequently performs for community concerts, organ dedications, children’s concerts and “Access to Music” programs. She has played in 47 states and 12 foreign countries.

She made her debut as an organist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Jones was the first woman to perform on the organ at the Crystal Cathedral and has performed at several venues including the Mormon Tabernacle, Notre Dame Cathedral, Chartres Cathedral and the Meyerson Symphony Center.

Jones was named Outstanding Creative Artist by Baylor University. In 1997, she received a National Citation, the highest award from the National Federation of Music Clubs. In 2001, she was inducted into the Walter Gilewicz Hall of Fame at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. In 2003, she received the Texas Music Teachers Association Award as the Outstanding Collegiate Teacher of the Year.

Evangel University is a private, Christian university of arts, sciences and professions. With an enrollment of more than 2,000 students from all 50 states and abroad, Evangel offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and nine master’s programs.