Award-winning Pianist Dr. Constance Carroll to Teach Master Class, Perform at University of Mobile

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MOBILE, Ala. – Award-winning pianist, juror of the Alabama Pianist Association, and Music Teachers National Association Foundation Fellow Dr. Constance Carroll will teach a piano master class and perform a recital at University of Mobile.

The master class will be held March 14 from 1-3:30 p.m. and the recital is set for March 15 at 3 p.m. Both events are at University of Mobile, 5735 College Parkway, Mobile, Alabama, in Moorer Auditorium, Martin Hall.

Admission is free to observe the master class and attend the recital. During the master class, Carroll will work with UM students to evaluate and offer professional guidance.

Students are sure to leave with inspiration and new strategic learning techniques one could apply to their particular area of interest, said Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva, director of piano studies, associate professor of music and Steinway Artist.

Rebekah Lipscombe, UM piano performance major, said master classes are an excellent way to expand musical skills and knowledge.

“There is something for anybody to learn,” Lipscombe said.

Carroll was awarded recognition for Excellence in Teaching by LSU and received the Outstanding Teacher award by Louisiana Music Teachers Association. Her career has led her to be a juror for countless competitions such as The New Orleans International Piano Competition, Missouri Southern International Piano Competition, American Pianists Association Competition, and national finals of the MTNA Student and Young Artists Competition.

For more information, call the Alabama School of the Arts at 251.442.2383 or visit the website at


About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Lorin Holt

Lorin Holt is a passionate writer with a calling to uplift, encourage and inspire others. She is an intern in the University of Mobile Marketing & Public Relations Office and will graduate in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural studies and a minor in French. She founded a UM ministry team, The Butterfly Effect, with the purpose of writing letters of encouragement to Christians locally and internationally. She sees the power of encouraging words and desires to write more for the Glory of God. Moments she treasures are days at home spending time with family, drinking mom’s delicious chocolate coffee and being whisked away with a Hallmark movie.

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