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Benedictine University Grad. Gennie Cheatham Wins Beethoven Competition

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Chicago Magazine

Southaven, MS

#1 Sep 30, 2008
Benedictine University, (Lisle, Illinois) graduate, Gennie Ruth Cheatham performed Beethoven's Ninth Sonata in a Southern Regional Competition and finished in First Place. Cheatham graduated from (Illinois Benedictine)BU with a degree in Music Education and went on to earn a Masters in Music Education, Associate of Theology, Masters of Education and a terminal degree in Education. Currently, she is working on a second PH.D in Clinical Counseling (Colorado) with a major in Crisis Management. Dr. Cheatham is an educator, musician, and Probation Officer. She serves as an officer of the court with the Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court, where Judge Curtis Person sits as the Judge.
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Southaven, MS

#2 Sep 30, 2008
The competition was close but I think that Dr. Cheatham did a marvelous job. She played with so much feeling and accuracy. It was a joy to hear such talent.
Absolutely Beautiful

Southaven, MS

#3 Sep 30, 2008
Dr. Cheatham did a great job. She played the Sonata with such intensity and agility. She seemed only to breath slightly as the notes flowed out onto the Steinway.
Absolutely Beautiful

Southaven, MS

#4 Sep 30, 2008
Dr. Cheatham was magnificent. She played every single note very precisely.
Absolutely Beautiful

Southaven, MS

#5 Sep 30, 2008
The regiional competition was quite excellent. Dr. Cheatham is a world class musician. She will be performing in Memphis at Briarcrest Baptist School in October.

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