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ACTU presents Schultz and Cowgill

Arts for the Community at Thomas University (ACTU) will present its next performance in the Fridays at Noon series featuring Diane Schultz and Jennifer Cowgill with Christy Lee as the collaborative pianist at noon Friday, March 24, in the Chapel of Thomasville First United Methodist Church. The program will include a wide range of classical music both old and new including compositions by Saint-Saens, Leo Delibes and Gary Schocker.

Schultz is a professor of flute in the School of Music at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she is also a member of the Capstone Wind Quintet. A Yamaha Performing Artist, she was previously a faculty member at Stephen F. Austin University and Eastern Illinois University.

Schultz is a flutist and piccoloist who has performed with the Dallas Bach Society, Alabama Symphony, Terre Haute Symphony, Tuscaloosa Symphony, Shreveport Symphony and Richardson Symphony Orchestras. She has also performed throughout the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, Romania and Austria. Schultz has won several national and international music competitions, including the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition and the National Federation of Music Clubs Orchestral Winds Competition.

Cowgill is an associate professor of voice at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She holds a Doctor of Music in vocal performance from Florida State University, a Master of Music from Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Oberlin Conservatory.

She was previously an associate professor of voice at the University of Alabama. Cowgill has presented master classes across the United States and in the United Kingdom. She has performed in recitals, concerts, operas and musical theaters throughout the country. Her recent opera roles include Hannah in the “Merry Widow,” Zerlina in “Don Giovanni” and Pamina in “The Magic Flute.”

The concert is free and open to the public. A complimentary luncheon reception in the fellowship hall will follow the performance. For more information, call 229-227-6964 or email

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