- April 6, 2015 Manning Music Series Concert: NC Symphony William Peace University's Manning Music Series presents a FREE Concert featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony, with WPU student vocalists from the B.F.A. Program, on the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The Manning Music Concert Series is made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 and the Manning Music Series Fund. For the 2014-15 performing arts season, the Manning Series will include 5 free concerts ranging from jazz, classical and contemporary to Broadway performances. William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. THE WINTER & SPRING CONCERTS ARE NOW SOLD OUT. Thank you! William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362. Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
- April 7, 2015 Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series: Deborah K. Ross William Peace University is delighted to present the Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series thanks to a generous grant made by Duke Energy in 2013. The speaker series brings guest speakers and lecturers from across North Carolina to the University's campus each academic year. On April 7, 2015, the campus community welcomes Deborah K. Ross in Main Parlor at 3:30 p.m.., as part of the Duke Energy Series. After serving in the NC House of Representatives for more than 10 years, Deborah K. Ross became General Counsel at Triangle Transit (June 2013). From Jan. 2003-June 2013, she was an attorney with Styers, Kemerait & Mitchell, a Legislator with the NC House of Representatives, and a senior lecturer at Duke Law School. While in service with the NC General Assembly, she was a majority and minority whip and Chair of the Judiciary and Ethics Committees. Ross holds an Honorary Doctorate from William Peace University (2011), a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Brown University, and her Juris Doctorate in International Relations and Affairs from The University of North Carolina School of Law. Admission is Free with WPU ID. view Event
- April 12, 2015 25th & 50th Reunion Tea & Alumni Mimosa Reception William Peace University welcomes the Peace College Classes of 1964 and 1990 as we celebrate their reunions this spring with a special tea and mimosa reception hosted by the Alumni Board! The Class of 1964 will be inducted into the 50th Reunion Club in celebration of their reunion (est. last year). We are also celebrating the Class of 1990's 25th reunion this year, beginning with this special afternoon celebration. (Another induction ceremony will also be held in the fall for those unable to make it to the spring event.) All Alumni are invited back to campus to help us celebrate and induct the Class of 1964 (50th Reunion was last fall) and the Class of 1990 as they celebrate their 25th reunion during this special reunion tea and Mimosa reception. Later that evening, following the event, will be a concert by the William Peace University Singers. Concert is included in the ticket price for the tea. Guests are also welcome. Tickets: $25 each / $50 per couple Click here to register for the 25th or 50th Reunion event. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362. Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
A voice recital featuring Peace alumna, Christian Sineath ’04, accompanied by Dr. Milton Laufer on piano, will be held Friday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in Kenan Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.
A native of Wilmington, Ms. Sineath exhibits a wide range of performance ability. She appeared in Carnegie Hall with The New York Oratorio Society following her off-off Broadway debut in the role of Rhonda in David Hare’s The Secret Rapture, where according to Backstage she "spiced up the stage" of the Sanford Meisner Theater. Ms. Sineath was hailed by Robert’s Reviews as a "lyric soprano of uncommon beauty, equally adept at putting over a blazing vaudeville turn." Her credits include Hattie in Kiss Me Kate with the Janiec Opera Company at The Brevard Music Festival, and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro in scenes with the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy. She is currently a master’s candidate at Manhattan School of Music, studying with Ashley Putnam.
Christian Sineath received the Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance degree from Peace College in 2004. She studied voice with Professor Jim Smith, under whose guidance she was recognized for her outstanding accomplishments. During her junior and senior years as a Peace student, she won first place in the statewide competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing in the Music Theater category, and she went on to place second in the five-state Regional competition during her senior year. Prior to her senior year at Peace, she was selected to join the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Festival, where she was the second youngest in the 40-member company.