Archive for ‘Music’

Julie Dieltz (’11) | Music

by   |  04.25.12  |  Music

Graduate student  of music
Southern Methodist University
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.

Two factors brought Julie Dieltz (’11) to ACU: a love of musical performance and a desire to continue working with a music professor with whom she had developed a special bond.

After completing four years at the University of South Dakota, Julie made the move to Texas when her voice teacher at USD, Dr. Rick Piersall, made the same move, becoming an assistant professor of voice and director of opera at ACU. For Julie, this decision meant starting college over – a decision she is thankful she made. More »

Wade Huggins (’10) | Biblical Text and Music

by   |  11.10.11  |  Bible, Missions & Ministry, Music

Biblical text major and music minor
(Abilene, Texas)

“Music is a language that doesn’t need words to communicate – one that can cross cultural and divisive barriers and truly inspire people,” says senior Biblical Text major and Music minor, Wade Huggins. More »

Sam Souder (’10) | Worship Ministry

by   |  01.20.11  |  Bible, Missions & Ministry, Music

Sam Souder ('10)

B.A. in Worship Ministry
Worship Minister, Fairfax Church of Christ (Fairfax, Virginia)

Music has been part of Sam Souder’s life for as long as he can remember.

“I’ve always grown up around music,” he said. “It’s just always been part of who I am.”

His father was a worship director at the church their family attended, and Sam led his first worship service at age 6. He had already started taking piano and voice lessons at 5, and continued to study through junior high and high school.

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Isaac Bray (’09) | Vocal Performance, Education

by   |  01.20.11  |  Education, Music

Isaac Bray ('09)

B.M. in Vocal Performance with EC-12 teacher certification
Pursuing Masters in Opera Performance at The Boston Conservatory (Boston, Massachusetts)

ACU alum Isaac Bray dreams of becoming a professional opera singer who impacts his audience with every performance.  With a full-tuition scholarship to The Boston Conservatory, he seems to be well on his way.

Isaac’s goal is to glorify God with each performance. “You will never know what people are going through or what little thing you might do that will inspire them, so you have to treat every performance – big or small – with equal care and importance,” he says.

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