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January 23, 2019

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Ohio Northern University

ONU alumni invited to sing in concert


The ONU music department will celebrate 90 years of music at Ohio Northern with a coral collage concert at Homecoming. All music alumni are invited to sing in the choir.

The concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 in Presser Hall.  The concert will be followed by a dinner for all participants at 8:30 p.m. at Viva Maria’s Restaurant. 

Those attending are asked to RSVP to Patty Warner at p-warner@onu.edu by Oct. 21.

Chicago sax player to perform Tuesday

Saxophonist Derek Brown will present a concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 in Presser Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.


A Billboard-charting saxophonist/innovator, Brown is known for his one-of-a-kind solo “BEATBoX SAX” project. Brown crosses genres from jazz to classical to funk, without looping or electronic effects.  Brown is based in Chicago, playing in various bands and projects in that area as well as worldwide.


He earned his bachelor’s degree in music performance from Hope College and his master’s degree in jazz studies from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.

Tuba concert set for Monday

David Saygers will perform a tuba concert at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1 in Presser Hall. The event is free and open to the public.


Saygers is the artistic director at the Toledo School for the Arts.  He will play the full gamut of sounds, octaves and emotions that can be performed on the tuba, from the remarkably soft to the loud volumes that the instrument can create.


He received his master’s degree in musicology from Bowling Green State University and did his doctoral studies in music performance from the University of Michigan.

New ONU music program accredited

With a concentration in sound recording technology

The National Association of Schools of Music has accredited a new program at Ohio Northern. The ONU music department has received approval for the Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in sound recording technology.

The program involves a study abroad to the University of Stafford in Manchester, England, during the first semester of the junior year. While there, students will work with Media City employees of the BBC.

"Romeo and Juliet" presented

William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be presented at the Freed Center from Sept. 27-30. The play is a classic tale of star-crossed lovers caught between the world outside the bedroom window and passion as boundless as the sea. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students and children. 

Performance times are:

Thursday, September 27, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 29, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 29, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 30, 2:00, p.m.

“Romeo and Juliet” coming to The Freed Center stage

ONU Theatre Department presentation

The ONU theatre department will present “Romeo and Juliet” Sept. 27 through Sept. 30 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 through Sept. 29, with 2 p.m. matinee performances on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30.

William Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers will come to life as young Romeo and Juliet become fortune’s fools when the war between their families forces them to sacrifice everything for the chance to be together. Generations collide as true love defies family expectations.