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Columbus Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Spectacular at OCU

The beloved Columbus Symphony holiday tradition of Holiday Pops returns in 2021 with spectacular performances of popular holiday songs and classic carols. Conductor Ron Jenkins will lead the Columbus Symphony in performances of “Winter Wonderland,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride,” “All I Want for Christmas is You,” and many more. 

About The Columbus Symphony Orchestra:

Since 1951, the Columbus Symphony (CSO) has been proud to serve as central Ohio’s flagship music performance organization. The CSO’s musicians, conductors, chorus, and world-renowned guest artists enrich the central Ohio community through extraordinary talent, passion, dedication, and the highest standards of musicianship. Living and working in the community, CSO musicians are interwoven throughout the region’s cultural fabric, accompanying performances by other companies, performing in other local orchestras, and teaching and coaching young musicians.

Guided by the artistic vision of Music Director Rossen Milanov, the CSO offers four programming areas – Masterworks, Pops, Picnic with the Pops, and Education/Community Engagement – that are targeted to appeal to diverse audiences from throughout central Ohio. This segmented approach, innovative within the American orchestra industry, is helping the CSO to reach new, younger, and more diverse audiences.

The CSO is integral to the community, and plays a central role in Columbus’ vibrant arts scene. Our concerts and programs served over 159,000 central Ohioans; 2.3 million reached; 28,000 children, families, and teachers. Our programming includes classical masterworks, new works by living composers, performances by popular artists from a variety of genres, education programs that enrich and promote children’s learning and development, and community engagement programming designed to make the CSO accessible to all. 

You can find out more about the Columbus Symphony Orchestra on their website.

Articles of Interest

29th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Raises $30,000 for Students

Published: November 13, 2020

Ohio Christian University’s 29th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament occurred on Friday, October 2nd at the Pickaway Golf Course. Twenty-five four-person teams enjoyed a round of golf raising over $30,000 to fund scholarships for current students. These OCU Scholarships are awarded to current campus students each spring at the Annual Scholarship Banquet. "The golf tournament is one our major fund-raising events for student scholarships,” explained OCU President Dr. Jon Kulaga. “The engagement and generosity of each of the golfers is critical to our ability to assist OCU students with
Ohio Christian University’s 29th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament occurred on Friday, October 2nd at the Pickaway Golf Course. Twenty-five four-person teams enjoyed a round of golf raising over $30,000 to fund scholarships for current students. These OCU Scholarships are awarded to current campus students each spring at the Annual Scholarship Banquet. "The golf tournament is one our major
Ohio Christian University’s 29th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament occurred on Friday, October 2nd at the Pickaway Golf Course. Twenty-five four-person teams enjoyed a round of golf raising over $

Music Department Revamps Music Education Degree

Published: October 30, 2020

The Ohio Christian University Music Department is pleased to announce that campus students can major in a newly revamped Bachelor of Science in Music Education. The new program began with the start of the Fall 2020 Semester and is a state-approved program leading to initial licensure with the Ohio Department of Education to teach K-12 Music Education. It has been streamlined to prioritize courses that Music Education majors need to be successful in their careers. Students in the Music Education Program can choose an Instrumental or Vocal/Choral Concentration and will hone their skills
The Ohio Christian University Music Department is pleased to announce that campus students can major in a newly revamped Bachelor of Science in Music Education. The new program began with the start of the Fall 2020 Semester and is a state-approved program leading to initial licensure with the Ohio Department of Education to teach K-12 Music Education. It has been streamlined to prioritize
The Ohio Christian University Music Department is pleased to announce that campus students can major in a newly revamped Bachelor of Science in Music Education. The new program began with the start

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Teen's Meeting with Carson a Wish Come True image

Teen's Meeting with Carson a Wish Come True

Teen's Meeting with Carson a Wish Come True image

Published: April 24, 2014

By Trish Bennett of the Circleville HeraldPhoto by Nancy RadcliffA middle schooler’s wish was granted at Ohio Christian University on Monday when he came face to face with a man he considers a role model. Just last year, Jonathan Reisinger, an eighth grader at Logan Elm’s McDowell Exchange School, was assigned to write an essay about a person he would like to meet. His choice — Dr. Ben Carson, who was visiting the city Monday as part of OCU’s annual Leadership Forum in the Maxwell Center on campus.Officials at OCU discovered the teen’s essay on the Internet and decided to arrange the
By Trish Bennett of the Circleville HeraldPhoto by Nancy RadcliffA middle schooler’s wish was granted at Ohio Christian University on Monday when he came face to face with a man he considers a role model. Just last year, Jonathan Reisinger, an eighth grader at Logan Elm’s McDowell Exchange School, was assigned to write an essay about a person he would like to meet. His choice — Dr. Ben
By Trish Bennett of the Circleville HeraldPhoto by Nancy RadcliffA middle schooler’s wish was granted at Ohio Christian University on Monday when he came face to face with a man he considers a role
OCU Hosts 9th Annual Leadership Forum image

OCU Hosts 9th Annual Leadership Forum

OCU Hosts 9th Annual Leadership Forum image

Published: April 7, 2014

Ohio Christian University will host its 9th annual Leadership Forum on Monday, April 21, 2014, to be held in the Maxwell Center on the main campus. This year’s forum features:Dr. John Maxwell – world-renowned leadership expert, New York Times best-selling author and OCU alumnusDr. Ben Carson – internationally recognized neurosurgeon and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipientPastor Gerald Brooks – highly-acclaimed pastoral coach and best-selling authorSenator Rick Santorum – former presidential candidate, founder of Patriot Voices, and New York Times best-selling authorThe forum will
Ohio Christian University will host its 9th annual Leadership Forum on Monday, April 21, 2014, to be held in the Maxwell Center on the main campus. This year’s forum features:Dr. John Maxwell – world-renowned leadership expert, New York Times best-selling author and OCU alumnusDr. Ben Carson – internationally recognized neurosurgeon and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipientPastor Gerald
Ohio Christian University will host its 9th annual Leadership Forum on Monday, April 21, 2014, to be held in the Maxwell Center on the main campus. This year’s forum features:Dr. John Maxwell –
OCU Spring Dinner Concert Raised Support for Scholarship Fund image

OCU Spring Dinner Concert Raised Support for Scholarship Fund

OCU Spring Dinner Concert Raised Support for Scholarship Fund image

Published: March 27, 2014

The annual Ohio Christian University Spring Dinner Concert was held on Saturday, March 22, 2014. More than 400 Southern Gospel Music fans enjoyed a wonderful meal, and an additional 300 guests joined for a delightful night of gospel music featuring The Guardians and The Booth Brothers. The proceeds of the annual dinner concert support the Dean and Diana Hickman Scholarship Fund. Our gratitude is extended to all who contributed financially to make it possible for students to attend Ohio Christian University.Upcoming concerts include the Homecoming Gospel Concert with The Talleys,
The annual Ohio Christian University Spring Dinner Concert was held on Saturday, March 22, 2014. More than 400 Southern Gospel Music fans enjoyed a wonderful meal, and an additional 300 guests joined for a delightful night of gospel music featuring The Guardians and The Booth Brothers. The proceeds of the annual dinner concert support the Dean and Diana Hickman Scholarship Fund. Our
The annual Ohio Christian University Spring Dinner Concert was held on Saturday, March 22, 2014. More than 400 Southern Gospel Music fans enjoyed a wonderful meal, and an additional 300 guests
Dr. Ben Carson - Gifted Hands image

Dr. Ben Carson - Gifted Hands

Dr. Ben Carson - Gifted Hands image

Published: March 20, 2014

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kimberly Elise is a Johnson and Johson Spotlight Presentation movie inspired by the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson. The movie covers his life from 1961 to 1987 and premiered on TNT on Saturday, February 7, 2009.Dr. Carson will be featured at Ohio Christian University's 2014 Leadership Forum on April 21, 2014.Seating is limited so get your tickets today at www.OhioChristian.edu!
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kimberly Elise is a Johnson and Johson Spotlight Presentation movie inspired by the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson. The movie covers his life from 1961 to 1987 and premiered on TNT on Saturday, February 7, 2009.Dr. Carson will be featured at Ohio Christian University's 2014 Leadership Forum on April 21
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kimberly Elise is a Johnson and Johson Spotlight Presentation movie inspired by the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr.
Dr. Ben Carson - Co-founder of Carson Scholars Fund Benefitting Thousands image

Dr. Ben Carson - Co-founder of Carson Scholars Fund Benefitting Thousands

Dr. Ben Carson - Co-founder of Carson Scholars Fund Benefitting Thousands image

Published: March 18, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson and his wife started the Carson Scholars Fund in 1994, which gives scholarships to students in grades 4–11 for "academic excellence and humanitarian qualities." More than 5,700 scholarships have been awarded to students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Carson Scholarship winners have attended more than 450 colleges and universities, and have received more than $3 million in scholarship funds to help finance their education."After being named a Carson Scholar, I have set a goal for myself to keep on helping others and working hard, not just through college,
Dr. Ben Carson and his wife started the Carson Scholars Fund in 1994, which gives scholarships to students in grades 4–11 for "academic excellence and humanitarian qualities." More than 5,700 scholarships have been awarded to students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Carson Scholarship winners have attended more than 450 colleges and universities, and have received more than $3
Dr. Ben Carson and his wife started the Carson Scholars Fund in 1994, which gives scholarships to students in grades 4–11 for "academic excellence and humanitarian qualities." More than 5,700