Burks to give junior recital on Feb. 28

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2014-02-14
 011 JaShon Burks

HUNTINGTON, Ind. —The Huntington University Music Department will present a junior recital by tenor Ja’Shon Burks at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Longaker Recital Hall in the Merillat Centre for the Arts on campus. A native of Indianapolis, Burks is a music choral education and Bible and religion-religious studies major at HU.

The recital is free and open to the public.

He attended Ben Davis High School where he was a member of the top show choir and top concert choir for four years. During his senior year, he was named as outstanding performer in a show four times. He also served as keyboardist/synthesizer player for the women’s show choir. While at Ben Davis, he performed in the musical “Aida” as Chief Minister Zoser and “Footloose” as Reverend Shaw.

This past fall, he portrayed Caleb in HU’s production of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” He also participated in “Once Upon a Mattress” as a chorus member.

At the age of 7, Burks directed his first gospel choir song at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis and has continued to direct gospel choirs for 12 years, including the HU gospel choir. In the Spring of 2012 and 2013, he was selected to perform in the Annual Longaker Honors Recital for the Huntington University Music Department.

In spring 2012 and 2013, he was selected to perform in the Annual Longaker Honors Recital for the Huntington University Music Department.

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, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. 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).
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