Northwestern’s Choral and Vocal Studies program receives donation from Alva Sonic Drive-In

March 29, 2018

Northwestern vocal music education majors (left to right) Katelyn Cutsinger, Kenzi Winter, Aaron Pierce and Madison Hofen receive a donation from Alva Sonic Drive-In owner Gary Adams with Karsten Longhurst, director of choral studies at Northwestern.

Alva businessman Gary Adams, representing the Alva Sonic Drive-In, presented a donation of $1,500 to Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Choral and Vocal Studies program. 

"I'm giving this donation because I like to sing," Adams said. "I am an enthusiastic supporter of the Northwestern Choirs and all of the Northwestern Fine Arts." 

Northwestern vocal music education majors accepting the donation along with Karsten Longhurst, director of choral studies at Northwestern, included Katelyn Cutsinger, Vici junior; Kenzi Winter, Fort Supply freshman; Aaron Pierce, Alva junior; and Madison Hofen, Alva junior.

 "We are thrilled to accept Mr. Adam's donation from the Sonic of Alva to support the choirs at Northwestern," Longhurst said. "These funds will be used to help support our singers with needed music and provide opportunities for the singers and music majors to work with and learn from renowned guest conductors and performers."


Erin Davis, University Relations Specialist; (580) 327-8480

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