BJU Hosts Masterclass with Dr. Tish Oney

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 28, 2018) – The Bob Jones University Division of Music will host vocalist Dr. Tish Oney Gabor Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Applied Studies Building Assembly Room. Dr. Oney will give a presentation titled “Dalcroze Eurythmics: An Application to Voice Pedagogy,” and offer voice and opera workshops and a choral masterclass.

Dr. Oney earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, a Master of Music degree from Ithaca College, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California.

A lyric soprano, jazz vocalist, symphony soloist, composer, arranger, and conductor, Oney has served several universities throughout the nation as professor of voice and artist-in-residence for over 21 years. Oney has performed onstage in opera, jazz, musical theatre, symphony pops concerts, choral masterworks, and voice recitals.

In 2016, Oney earned Grammy consideration for her original compositions, “Be Still and Know,” and “Follow Me.” A published author and recognized expert in the application of Dalcroze Eurythmics to Voice Pedagogy, Oney holds memberships in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Jazz Education Network (JEN), and Pi Kappa Lambda, and has been awarded several funded research grants.

“Dr. Oney excels at merging the popular, music education technique of Dalcroze Eurythmics with Vocal Pedagogy, applying it skillfully to the voice, choir, and opera workshop student-performer,” says Dr. Shellie Beeman, assistant professor of music at BJU. “Her presentation is not only fascinating, but highly educational and practical to both students and teachers alike.”

Participants in the masterclass will include students of BJU music faculty Mrs. Jean Greer, Mrs. Laura Brundage, Mrs. Christa Habegger, Dr. David Parker, Dr. Shellie Beeman, and Dr. Pattye Casarow, who will direct a select group from the BJU University Singers.

The event is free and open to the public. All music educators, singers, and choral members are encouraged to attend.