Taylor Student plays Carnegie Hall in New York City
Taylor Seminary student Aaron Au, who is a highly accomplished violinist, joined the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on stage at Carnegie Hall for a performance on May 8, 2012. Playing in this storied venue is a great honour for any musician, and we celebrate this special moment with him.
Aaron, who is in our MDiv program, formerly played with the Edmonton Symphony (see The Bridge, Spring 2010). Besides his studies with us, Aaron is also a violin instructor at the Conservatory of Music at Taylor.
The New York concert also involved another Taylor student, Kathy Brown, works for the ESO and was asked to accompany the orchestra to New York to help make this event happen. (The featured trumpet soloist, Jens Lindemann, grew up at Central Baptist in Edmonton, as well, and is known to many friends and alumni of Taylor.)
The Spring Into Music Festival in New York was a big deal for the city of Edmonton, and we are thrilled to enjoy a Taylor connection to this event. You can listen to a recording of the ESO performance at the following link:
Scholarship Recital at Taylor
Celebrate another successful year at the Taylor Conservatory!
Our instructors have chosen a selection of students (based upon factors of improvement and talent) as our scholarship winners for 2011-12, and these students are the featured performers in our year-end recital. Each performer will be recognized with a certificate and a cash award.
There is no fee to attend and everyone is welcome. Join us, and celebrate student achievement!
Friday, June 15, 7:00 PM
Stencel Hall (Taylor) | Free to Attend
ABOUT THE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC AT TAYLOR
Operating out of Muller Hall on the Taylor Campus, the Conservatory of Music offers outstanding music instruction to students of all ages and skill levels. Nearly all faculty have at least a Masters degree (some have doctorates), and all are very experienced and well-respected as instructors and as performers.
Approximately 150 students are currently enrolled in music lessons through the conservatory. You can learn more at www.TaylorMusic.ca.
Medicine Hat Course Fall 2012
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Randal Rauser will be teaching TH 634 Christian Apologetics in Medicine Hat in a "hybrid format", i.e., starting and ending online with 2 weekends of classroom time, Sept. 21-22 and Oct.26-27 (Fridays 6:30pm-9:30pm and Saturdays 8:30am- 4:30pm).
TH 634 Christian Apologetics is an introduction to the rational defense of the Christian faith including both the identification of evidence or grounds for Christian belief as well as evidence against non-Christian beliefs. We will also consider the biblical ground of apologetics, different models of apologetics, and the specific apologetic challenges of modernism and postmodernism.
This is a three credit course, excellent for students working towards a degree, or anyone interested in a rigorous exploration of apologetics with a gifted, highly-qualified instructor.
To learn more, call our Admissions department at 780-431-5215, or fill out our online request for information by clicking here.
Taylor Honours Dr. Syd Page
During the 32nd Graduation Service for Taylor Seminary (April 29, 2012), Dr. Syd Page was honoured with a new title: Professor Emeritus. A certificate with the new title was presented following the conferring of degrees to Taylor students.
Taylor President Dr. David Williams surprised him with the presentation: Dr. Page said later that he didn't have any idea that this was planned.
Dr. Page began teaching at this institution in 1977, when it was simply North American Baptist College (NABC). He was a founding faculty member at the divinity school that became Edmonton Baptist Seminary, now Taylor Seminary.
A special retirement banquet in honour of Dr. page will take place at the end of May at Taylor (purchase tickets here).