Foundation Breakfast to feature 'Christmas Joy, Spirit'

Huntington, Ind.—The sounds of Christmas will be heard at this month’s foundation breakfast as the Huntington University Music Department presents “Christmas, The Joy and the Spirit.” The morning gathering on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, will feature a catered breakfast along with songs of the season. Dr. Robert Lynn, instructor in music for the Huntington, will lead the University's brass ensemble in a performance of several holiday favorites.

The public is cordially invited to attend. The breakfast will begin at 7:45 a.m., in the Habecker Dining Commons and conclude by 9 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $6 per person. First time attendees to the breakfast series eat free. Breakfast meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. For more information, please contact the Huntington University Foundation at (260) 359-4066.

Dr. Robert Lynn has appeared as soloist with the Liberty Symphony Orchestra, the Brass Choir, and Wind Symphony at Truman State University, the William Jewell College Symphonic Band, the Symphony Band and Concert Choir at Ball State University, and with the concert Band at Manchester College. Particularly interested in performing new works, Lynn has premiered two works written for him: in 1998, "Three Songs" by Jody Nagel, and in 1996, "Italian Dance Suite" by Debra Lynn. In 1995, he performed "Images for Solo Tuba, Brass, and Percussion," by David Sargent, with Musica Nova of Kansas City during a symposium featuring Sargent as guest composer. Lynn received the Doctor of Arts degree in Tuba Performance with a cognate in Music Theory from Ball State University, where he served as a doctoral teaching assistant for three years, teaching applied low brass and ear training classes. He holds a Master of Arts degree from Truman State University (Kirksville , Mo.), and a Bachelor of Science in Music degree (with performance emphases in both tuba and cello) from William Jewell College (Liberty, Mo.). In addition to teaching at Huntington University, Lynn also serves as music director at North Manchester United Methodist Church.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and in 2004 was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.  


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