GWU School of Performing and Visual Arts Holds Piano Recital by Matthew Lineberger

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Distinguished Alumnus Performance Sept. 26 Comes as Musician Joins Cambridge University 

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Gardner-Webb University’s School of Performing and Visual Arts presents Matthew Lineberger in a Distinguished Alumnus Piano (solo) Recital on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8:15 p.m. in Blanton Auditorium, located in Hamrick Hall.  The event is being held just prior to Lineberger beginning his pursuit of a Master of Music in Choral Conducting at Cambridge University, located in the United Kingdom.

Lineberger, a Gardner-Webb music alumnus is a native of Morganton, N.C.  He is no stranger to faculty, staff, students, and the public and is heavily involved in music events on campus.  Lineberger is a versatile musician, who has performed – at numerous events as a piano soloist, with instrumental ensembles, and with vocal groups.

The concert is free and open to the community. More information about the School of Performing and Visual Arts – music division, is available at 704-406-4448 or by emailing Dr. Patricia Sparti, music director, at

Cambridge University was formed in 1209, according to records, after a group of scholars left Oxford following a dispute with townsfolk.  Today, the collegiate university has 31 colleges and six academic schools.  All these university institutions occupy different locations in the town, including purposely-built sites.  Student life is abundant in the arts, sports clubs, and societies.  A total of 89 Nobel Prize winners are affiliates of the university.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).