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Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

Create Without Ceasing

UndergraduateGrow Your Knowledge
and Understanding of Music

Music Without Ceasing
Artist Series

Music is more than notes and lyrics. Music enriches the heart and soul. For the Music Without Ceasing Artist Series, Cornerstone University invites accomplished artists and music professionals to perform and present lectures about relevant music-related topics. These artists draw from real-life experiences and from God’s Word as they share about topics like music performance, education, business and more.

 

October 2020 | Max Colley

Life Skills Through Jazz

How do jazz and worship go together? In this lecture, accomplished jazz trumpeter Max Colley III discusses how he infuses his jazz music with more than just style and technique, but as a method of praising his Creator. Colley will also play some of his jazz arrangements of classic hymns and worship songs.

  • Date: Oct. 21, 2020
  • Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.
  • Location: Matthews Performing Arts Center

February 2021 | Anne-Marie McDermott

On Feb. 24, Cornerstone will host world-renowned artist Anne-Marie McDermott for a recital and masterclass event.

  • Date: Feb. 24, 2021
  • Time: 12-3 p.m.

This event is only available to enrolled CU students.

April 2021 | Karen Albert

Ancient & Modern: An Exploration of Vocal Music from Early and Recent Centuries

Ancient & Modern is a vocal recital exploring vocal music from some of the earliest and more recent periods in Western music history. Early and modern music traditions share several unexpected similarities and differences. This program explores these relationships through a guided listening experience. Repertoire includes works by Hildegard von Bingen, Handel, Stravinsky, Reynaldo Hahn, Ilse Weber, John Cage and Libby Larsen.

  • Date: April 14, 2021
  • Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.
  • Lecturer/Artist: Karen Albert

About Karen Albert

Karen Albert is a professional singer, musicologist and educator living in Grand Rapids, Mich. Frequently performing with orchestral ensembles and opera companies across the state of Michigan, her recent performances include Libby Larsen’s Raspberry Island Dreaming, Elgar’s Sea Pictures, solos from Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Utrecht Te Deum, Bach’s Magnificat, John Rutter’s Requiem, the role of “Katisha” in The Mikado (CMU Opera Theater), “Mrs. McClean” in Susannah (West Michigan Opera Project), “Carmen” from Carmen in an opera scenes collage (Operaret), “Cio Cio San’s Mother” in Madama Butterfly (Soo Opera) and “The Sandman” in Hansel and Gretel (Comic Opera Guild). In addition to her work as a soloist, Karen also made her debut with the professional choral ensemble Red Shift in Baton Rouge, La., and Mobile, Ala., in the spring of 2020.

Karen has appeared with the Pine Mountain Music Festival as an “UPStart” young artist and has received training from the Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colo. This past year, she was also featured as an Emerging Artist with Vocal Artist Management Services.

Karen is a staff singer at historic Park Church in Grand Rapids and teaches music courses at both Cornerstone University and Alma College.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.