Mary Oyer’s 90th birthday celebration

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Dates: April 19-20

Photographers: Alia Munley ’14, Alex Pletcher ’14, and Hannah Bartel ’13

Goshen College Professor Emerita of Music Dr. Mary Oyer turned 90 years old this April. The GC Music Department and Music Center planned a weekend of events in honor of her extraordinary life and legacy. Read more about Mary here.

The celebration began on Friday, April 19, with a Goshen College Symphony Orchestra concert in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall. The weekend continued on Saturday, April 20, with a hymn sing, discussions on Oyer’s work in Africa and an African-themed dinner, culminating with an evening program with an address by Oyer, music by the GC Women’s World Music Choir, hymn singing led by Eastern Mennonite University Professor of Music Dr. Kenneth Nafziger (1963 Goshen College alumnus and former student of Oyer’s), and a performance by the Goshen College String Quartet.