Alumni Spotlights

Music and Worship Alumni Spotlights

Equipping our students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth is our greatest joy as professors. Our greatest desire is that our graduates glorify God in all they do as they further the mission of Christ in the world through their active engagement in spiritual, moral, professional, and social spheres. We praise God for those graduates who continue to inspire us. Soli Deo Gloria!

  • Susan West

    Alumni Spotlight - Susan West '98

    Susan West, a 1998 graduate, teaches piano and owns her own studio, where she has been able to influence and encourage hundreds of students in their love for music.

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  • Emily Williams

    Alumni Spotlight-Emily (Plate) Williams '04

    Emile (Plate) Williams, a 2004 graduate, plays with the Mississippi Symphony, teaches 20+ violin students out of her home, and teaches private violin and string methods classes for Mississippi College

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  • Taylor Nelson

    Alumni Spotlight - Taylor Nelson '13

    Taylor Nelson, a 2013 Cedarville graduate, directs two high school choirs and an a cappella pop group, directs a middle school choir, coaches a worship band, and teaches a music history course.

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  • Rachel Schmoyer

    Alumni Spotlight – Rachel Schmoyer '07 

    Rachel Schmoyer, a 2007 Cedarville graduate, was intensely involved in the music scene in Oklahoma as well as being a member of the Music Teachers National Association.

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  • David Lawhead

    Alumni Spotlight – David Lawhead '82 

    David Lawhead, a 1982 Cedarville graduate, taught music in Florida's private and public schools for 25 years. In 2013, he returned to Cedarville as Associate Professor of Music Education.

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  • Cedarville University graduates Emily and Daniel Kohavi are using their talent to impact the music industry in Nashville. Photo credit: Charles Clevenger.

    Alumni Spotlight–Emily (Powell) Kohavi '11 

    Emily (Powell) Kohavi, a 2011 Cedarville graduate, has been selected to perform at major music events and with well-known artists, including a tour with Martina McBride and performance at the CMAs.

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  • Kyle Schick

    Alumni Spotlight – Kyle Schick '13 

    Kyle Schick, a 2013 Cedarville graduate, is currently pursing a master’s degree in music performance from the University of Maryland. As a production coordinator for the Center, Kyle supports hundreds of events for the UMD School of Music as well as visiting national and international artists.

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