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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

January 31, 2019

College of the Ozarks to host guest pianist Mary Vanhoozer Tuesday, Feb. 5

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — On Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, guest artist Mary Vanhoozer will perform at College of the Ozarks at 7:30 p.m. in the Newman Recital Hall of the Gittinger Music Building.

The recital is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 

Vanhoozer is a professional concert pianist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. She serves as an adjunct professor of piano at the Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Music under the supervision of Daniel Shapiro, Ph.D., in 2013.

In 2015, Vanhoozer produced her first album of original songs, Songs of Day and Night. This song collection not only represents her diverse musical range but also reveals her continued passion for folk music. She plays the Scottish fiddle, mandolin, djembe, and the hammered dulcimer. Vanhoozer is also one of the co-founders of Pear Tree and Partridge, a duo of renaissance women with a passion for bringing art and beauty into conversation with the rhythms and routines of everyday life.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2019 and No. 1 Best Bang for the Buck by Washington Monthly. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2018. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest workstation on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


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