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[August 28, 2007]  Lincoln College has added three new members to the fine arts staff who will teach theater, music and vocal music, starting with the fall semester. Martin Holden, Scott Woger and Eddie Vandewalker accepted their positions as of Aug. 1. 

Holden, a native of Texas, will teach theater and speech courses. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas A & M University and has over 20 years of theater experience, ranging from amateur to professional productions. Prior to joining Lincoln College he was involved with Horton by the Stream Outdoor Summer Theatre in Elka Park, N.Y. He also has experience with two Dallas, Texas, theater companies, Beardsley Living Theatre and Theatre Quorum.

Woger, a native of Wisconsin, will teach music appreciation and music theory as well as direct the college jazz band. He earned a bachelor's degree in music education and performance from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis. He then studied at the VanderCook School of Music in Chicago, where he earned a master's degree in music education. For the last 20 years he has performed professionally and has taught music. In 2000, he was the recipient of the Civic Music Association's Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year Award.

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Vandewalker, a native of Oklahoma, will teach vocal classes as well as direct the Lincoln College Chorale and Express. He earned a bachelor's degree in music education from East Central University in Ada, Okla., and a master's degree in music education from the University of Texas in Arlington, Texas. Prior to joining Lincoln College, he was the director of choral and vocal studies at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. His experience includes singing with the Fort Worth opera chorus for "Andre Bochelli," "Aida" and "Tosca," and he was cast in the outdoor summer musical "Texas."

Chris Gray, fine arts chairman at Lincoln College, says he is elated and welcomes the new instructors. "We searched for the best, and I feel we are getting so much more," he said. "All have great professional experience, which in the long run will greatly benefit our students."

The college plans to host four theater productions; two in the fall and two in the spring, as well as Christmas and spring concerts that feature the vocal talents of Lincoln College students. The jazz band will also schedule performances during both semesters. For updates on performances and scheduling information, visit

[Text from file received from Lincoln College]

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