Senior piano student to present recital

Phillip Cunningham, piano student of Jeannine Greene at the Academy of Fine Arts at Wayland Baptist University, will present a senior piano recital on Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. in the Miller Recital Hall.

The son of Dr. Tom and Janet Cunningham of Plainview, Phillip will be playing compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Josef Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Josef Myslivecek, Ludwig von Beethoven, David W. Guion, Scott Joplin, Michael W. Smith, Stuart K. Hine, Cuthbert Harris and Hugo Reinhold.

Cunningham has played a National ten-piece program in Piano Guild Auditions for ten years and will receive a Paderewski Gold Medal. He has been a first-place winner in the Lubbock Music Teachers Sonatina Contest twice and received a superior rating eight years in the Pastorale Festival, sponsored by the National Federated Music Clubs.

Besides his musical studies, Cunningham is active in the youth group at First Baptist Church, where he also plays trumpet in the church orchestra. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 253 and is president of the Student Council at Plainview High School.

He is a four-year member of the PHS band, a trumpet player who earned all-region four years and all-area one year. He has been a member of the PHS cross country team for four years, is secretary for the Junior American Cancer Society and is photo editor for the PHS Yearbook. He served as a page in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004 and is employed by Miller Flying Service.

Cunningham has earned a four-year ROTC Scholarship of $60,000 to the college of his choice, as well as a $24,000 Presidential Scholarship from Colorado School of Mines.

The recital is free and open to the public.