Andrew Huish Wins 2017 John Ness Beck Choral Composition Award

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 3, 2017) – Andrew Huish, a 2012 graduate of Bob Jones University, was recently awarded first place in the 2017 John Ness Beck Choral Composition Award for his composition “The First Noel.”

“We are proud of Andrew and this noteworthy accomplishment,” said Dr. Darren Lawson, dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication. “BJU’s music program produces graduates of the highest caliber, and we are glad to see them recognized for their abilities.”

Huish, a resident of Matthews, North Carolina, earned both a Bachelor and Master of Music degree in church music as well as a Master of Arts degree in Bible from BJU.

The John Ness Beck Foundation seeks to further John Beck’s legacy by awarding cash prizes to composers of traditional sacred choral music which show the most potential for creating the type of music that John Beck valued. Entries are judged on their potential for furthering the John Ness Beck/Beckenhorst tradition of blending artistic integrity with church and ministry functionality with the goal of nurturing the next generation of church choral music composers.

Huish received a $1500 cash prize as well as a tuition scholarship to the John Ness Beck Foundation Choral Composers’ Workshop.