Music will be focus of George Fox University Legacy League luncheon on May 15

May 7th, 2019

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Assistant music professor Nathanael Ankeny will speak at noon event in Canyon Commons

NEWBERG, Ore. – George Fox University’s music program will be the focus of the university’s Legacy League luncheon program at noon on Wednesday, May 15, in the school’s Canyon Commons dining hall.

Reservations are due by Saturday, May 11, and the cost is $10, payable at the door. Reservations may be made by calling Connie Magee at 503-927-5011 or Judy Woolsey at 503-538-7314.

Featured will be Nathanael Ankeny, assistant professor of music and director of the George Fox Jazz Ensemble. He will discuss how he teaches students to listen to jazz and how he sees his work as a ministry to students and the community. A noted saxophonist, he will perform with Dwayne Corbin, associate professor of instrumental music, on drums and Elliott Shannon, a biology major, on bass.

Ankeny joined the music department on a half-time basis in 2016 after previously serving as an adjunct professor since 2010. In addition to teaching classes and directing the Jazz Ensemble, he also serves as an applied saxophone instructor and applied jazz improvisation instructor.

Ankeny has served as director of the Sherwood High School jazz band since 2013 and offers private saxophone and clarinet instruction. He performs jazz at university functions, parties and clubs in the area and is an adjudicator at area schools and festivals.

The Legacy League, formerly the George Fox University Auxiliary, is a support organization for the university. It hosts fundraising events to support an endowed scholarship fund for students.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Regional University.” Money magazine ranked it the No. 1 school in Oregon in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Connie Magee
503-927-5011 or
Judy Woolsey

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