Music students earn local, regional honors

HUNTINGTON, IN — Three Huntington College music students competed at the regional National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in mid-October. The region consists of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario, Can.

Rusty Eshleman (Saint Thomas, Pa.) took third-place in the Sophomore Men’s category. Dana Frick (Kendallville, Ind.) took honorable mention in the Junior Women’s category, while Maria Rhodes (Celina, Ohio) also participated for Huntington College.

Dr. John Thompson, assistant professor of music, participated in various categories as a judge. “It was a wonderful experience, and I’m very proud of our students,” he said.

In Huntington College’s annual Concerto Competition held October 21, Rhodes was one of two college winners. Pianist Jolene Gipe (Columbia City, Ind.) joined Rhodes in the selection to perform in the Fifth Annual Concerto Winners Concert on April 22.
Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Following a decade of growth and development, Huntington College will become Huntington University in mid-2005. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. Huntington is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.


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