2016 New York State Student Aid Advocacy Day

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Thursday February 4, 2016

Nyack College students and staff were among the hundreds who gathered for New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day in Albany this week.

Engaging this relevant education issue were Nyack Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) counselors, Grace Schroeder and Nathaniel Perez who along with students William Cruz, Girleza Pino, Abigail Zenon, Vanessa Carranza, Gyanna Santana, and Erika Amon-Cuji. HEOP has been an integral part of support for students established at Nyack in 1975.

This annual event attracts students, faculty, financial aid, and opportunity program administrators and other staff from across the State, as well as legislators, higher education policymakers and staff who show support for student aid funding and higher education.

School of Music Invites Faculty and Staff to Join Chorale Performance

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Wednesday February 3, 2016

Nyack School of Music Professor Joel Jameson has extended an invitation to the Rockland faculty and staff to perform in the Nyack Chorale's 2016 spring concert on Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Pardington Hall. The program, conducted by Prof. Jameson, will consist of choral works including Ludwig Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, four pieces from Aaron Copland’s Old English Songs Set and Zion’s Walls arranged by Dr. Glenn Koponen, School of Music dean.

Please email Prof. Jameson (joel.jameson@nyack.edu) by February 21 with your name and part you sing. He will be in touch about extra rehearsal dates and times.

Scheduled rehearsals will be held in Pardington Hall as follows:

Regular Weekly Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:55 p.m. until 5:20 p.m.

Extra Rehearsals: Wednesday, March 30 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 6 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.



Rave Review for New Album by Nyack NYC Alumnus Glauco Lima

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Wednesday February 3, 2016

Nyack School of Music alumnus Glauco Lima (NC ’14) has gotten a rave review on his new album, Once Upon a Time

Says Lima, a Manhattan campus graduate who majored in music performance/piano, “I'm beyond thrilled with the review from the acclaimed All About Jazz! It is a very critical and analytical 4.5 stars review in which the reviewer describes some great details of the album."

The project is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, GooglePlay, and CD Baby. Support our gifted alumnus and click on the RECOMMENDED button above the review

Congrats, Glauco!

Spring Semester 2016 Deeper Life Series With Dr. Stanley John

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Tuesday February 2, 2016

This week’s Deeper Life Series speaker at Nyack College is Alliance Theological Seminary’s own Dr. Stanley John. Come be blessed by his dynamic teaching.

Services are February 1, 2, and 3 at 8:00 p.m. and one morning service on February 3 at 10:05 a.m., all on Nyack’s Rockland County campus in Pardington Hall, 45 South Blvd., Nyack, NY.

About Dr. Stanley John

Dr. Stanley John, a member of the Indian diaspora born and raised in Kuwait, is the Director of the Alliance Graduate School of Missions and Intercultural Studies at Alliance Theological Seminary. He is passionate about forming servant leaders for missions in a context of world Christianity, global migration and post-Christendom. By addressing these contextual issues, he believes, we can help prepare the best theologically educated, missionally prepared, and apostolic servant leaders for the global church.

Dr. John serves on the board of India Gospel Ministries, an indigenous church-planting ministry in India, and is a member of the Lausanne Global Diaspora Network.

He received a B.A. in Biblical studies at Zion Bible College, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. His research focuses on the intersection of transnationalism, world Christianity, and global Pentecostalism. His dissertation is titled, “Networks, Agents, and Mission: Transnational Religion of Kerala Pentecostal Churches in a Context of Temporary Economic Migration to Kuwait.” He is currently writing several articles on diaspora mission, city movements, and biography of several American missionaries who served in Kuwait and India.

Gone Too Soon: Jonathan Perez (NC '09)

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Tuesday February 2, 2016

The campus community recently learned of the untimely passing of Nyack New York City School of Music 2009 alumnus, Jonathan Perez. The 37-year-old sang bass in the Nyack College Chorale.

His Nyack music mentors, Drs. Sue and Dana Talley shared, “Jonathan’s deep, rich voice was heard in two of our Lincoln Center concerts, performing the Misa Criolla on the stage of Avery Fisher Hall."

The dynamic music education major was also invited to perform national anthems in public gatherings such as United Nations assemblies.

According to School of Music Dean Sue Talley, “His loves were Jesus Christ, music education, and his family and many friends. Jonathan was a spiritual leader of all of our students at Nyack College and was beloved by all who knew him.”

Please keep the Perez family in your prayers.