Abigail Edwards: The Star of Tonight’s Senior Recital
By Natalie Grove
Summertime schools are deserted, barren, and quiet. But not Corban.
I worked on campus most of this summer so I know. As I walked back to my car in the evenings, the silence was broken by the strains of Beethoven and Bach floating across campus on warm breezes.
Abigail Edwards was practicing.
Twenty-two year old Oregonian Abigail Edwards has been playing the piano since she before she was 11 years old.
“I decided to major in music because it was the skill I enjoyed and was good at when I was deciding to go to college,” Edwards said. “I hadn’t really figured out what my passions in life were yet. It’s a good thing one of them turned out to be music!”
Edwards came to Corban, where she has studied for a degree in piano performance.
“I’m one of those people who applied to Corban and nowhere else. I’m not sure why,” Edwards said. “Corban is small, relatively close to home, and has a foundation of godly values. I liked that. Not to mention they got to me early on with their mailing list!”
Corban requires each music major to complete a senior recital or project. Innumerable hours of preparation have lead Edwards to her senior recital performance this Friday evening.
Playing both solo and with accompaniment, Edwards will perform some of the works of Bach, Beethoven, Khatchaturian, Chopin, and Grieg.
With this recital on her mind and graduation just around the corner, Edwards questions what sort of future God has in mind for her.“What’s next in life? I’m not sure,” Edwards said. “Some sort of dream job that combines music and food (one of my other passions) perhaps.”
Abigail Edward’s recital will be held at 7:30 p.m. this Friday evening at the Psalm Performing Arts Center at Corban University.