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Winners of Gardner-Webb Songwriting Competition in Concert on Jan. 22

Event also Features Low Brass Professor Dave Wulfeck

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The winners of a recent songwriting competition sponsored by the Gardner-Webb University Department of Music will present their compositions on Saturday, Jan. 22, in a concert in Stewart Hall, Tucker Student Center. Held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., the program is presented by the Distinguished Artist Series and the Alfred & Shirley Wampler Caudill Fund.

The winners include: undergraduates, Sam Rollins and Jarin Watkins; alumna, Amy Lyn Reeves; and graduate student, Aidan Wirshing, who is an intern for the Gardner-Webb Baseball team.

The event also features GWU’s low brass professor and songwriter, Dave Wulfeck, performing some of his original songs. Other songwriters on the program are Dontavious Llyod, Jimmy Gilbert, Kim Ware and Jeff Wall. 

Judges for the competition were from the Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI).

Tickets are $10 general admission and free for students of all schools and their directors, and Gardner-Webb faculty, staff and students. Masks are required. For more information about the event, call or text 704-466-4710.

Tickets available here.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 days prior to event. Please call (704) 406-4253 or email [email protected] with your request.

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to six professional schools, 14 academic departments, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at

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