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Recital series honors David Gibson
A piano recital series at Furman has been established to honor David Gibson, Professor Emeritus of Music. The seed money for initiating the endowment was given by David Belcher, a 1979 graduate and a former student of Gibson.
Belcher received his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan and Eastman School of Music, respectively, and is currently dean of the School of Arts and Letters at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield.
Gibson has had a distinguished musical career as both a performer and teacher. Early in his career he was a Fulbright Scholar to Germany and played two Town Hall recitals in New York City. He has been an active part of Greenville’s artistic life as a pianist, organist and lecturer since he joined the Furman faculty in 1961. He retired in 1994.
The goal for the endowment is $50,000, with Furman’s current endowment spending policy providing about 4.5 percent income each year. Contributors for categories of $150, $250, $500, $1,000 and more will be listed in future programs of the series.
Checks for the endowment contributions should be sent to the Development Office. For more information, call Tammie Maddock at 294-3716.