Milligan seniors to present voice recitals

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Nancy Schranz, Ben Davenport, Amber Vaughn and Emily May

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (March 11, 2014) — Four Milligan College seniors will present voice recitals on March 21 and 22, in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Memorial Chapel.

On Friday, March 21, Ben Davenport will present his recital at 6 p.m., followed by a performance by Amber Vaughn at 7:30 p.m.

Emily May will present her recital on Saturday, March 22, at 6 p.m. Nancy Schranz will perform at 7:30 p.m.

Receptions will follow the second recital each evening in the Walker Auditorium of Seeger Memorial Chapel. The recitals and receptions are free and open to the public.

Davenport, a native of Rogersville, Tenn., studies music education at Milligan. His program will feature works by Mozart, Schubert, Fauré, Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams.

He has served as assistant conductor of the Milligan College Concert Choir and as a member of Heritage, Milligan’s premier a cappella ensemble. Davenport is also the founder and current president of Milligan’s chapter of the National Association for Music Education.

Vaughn majors in music education and is from Mooresburg, Tenn. Her recital will feature music by Fauré, Gershwin, Handel, Mozart, Wolf and others.

While at Milligan, Vaughn has been active in various music ensembles, including Concert Choir, Heritage, Jazz Combo and Women’s Chorale.  She is also a member of Milligan’s chapters of The National Society of Leadership and Success and the National Association for Music Education.

May is a music education major from Elizabethton, Tenn. Her program will feature music by Mozart, Ravel, Vivaldi, Sondheim and others.

She has been on Milligan’s deans list almost every semester and serves as secretary/treasurer of the Milligan Concert Choir. She has been a student director of the Women’s Chorale and received the Women’s Chorale award in 2013. She was a participant of the American Choral Directors Association national honor choir in 2011.

Schranz is a music performance major from Tallahassee, Fla. Her recital will feature music by Barber, Rossini, Meyerbeer and others.

She has served as student director for Women’s Chorale and as a member of the Concert Choir and Johnson City Civic Chorale. She also serves as the music director for Little Doe Baptist Church in Butler, Tenn.

For more information, contact the Milligan music department at 423.461.8723. To learn more about arts events at Milligan, visit

Posted by on March 11, 2014.