Bethany’s McCoy to Present Senior Recital

BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College Music major, Amanda McCoy, from Coshocton, Ohio, will perform her Senior Recital on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 8 p.m. in Wailes Theatre on the Bethany College campus. 

McCoy will perform all original music written and composed during her tenure at Bethany. She will be joined by a number of guest artists including: Pandel Collaros, Assistant Professor of Music; her sisters Megan (18) and Sarah (15) of Coshocton, Ohio; Chris Chaplin and Rick Call.

McCoy, the daughter of Mark and Rhonda McCoy, played in the Wheeling Blues Festival over the summer and was chosen to participate in the Bass At The Beach in February of 2007. 

Bass At The Beach, a five day conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is designed for the bassist who is serious about the instrument.

 “When I met Amanda at Bass at the Beach- I was very impressed with her upbeat, and vivacious personality combined with a down to earth sensibility,” said Kenny Aronoff, one of the world’s most influential and in-demand drummers who recently performed at the President Obama Inaugural Celebration Concert at the Lincoln Memorial. “When I played with her, I told her that I loved her feel, enthusiasm and exciting vibe when she played the bass. She rocks with an R+B feel.” 

McCoy started playing guitar at the age of three and has studied bass guitar under Collaros, Victor Wooten and Molly Pauken. She is also a vocalist, keyboardist, harmonicist and songwriter. McCoy, heavily involved with the music program at Bethany, is a member of the Classical Guitar and Pops Ensembles.

McCoy will be performing on the bass, guitar, and singing. Admission to the recital is free. For further information concerning the recital, contact Pandel Collaros at (304) 829-7331.