Student Chronicles

Rebecca Ong of Glendale was named to Chorale at Bob Jones University (BJU) in Greenville, South Carolina. Chorale is a premier choir comprised of undergraduate and graduate Bob Jones University students from a variety of degree programs. In 2017, the Chorale debuted with noted composer Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo” in Orchestra Hall in Chicago. In addition, the Chorale has served as the U.S. representative at the World Choral Festival in Seoul, Korea, and has been a featured performing choir at American Choral Directors Association and National Association for Music Education events.

In addition, Ong was named to BJU’s Percussion Ensemble, which is one of over twenty instrumental performance groups at the school. Both music majors and non-music majors may audition for the University Percussion Ensemble. Members are typically involved in larger musical groups including BJU Orchestra, Wind Band and Concert Band as well as supplying instrumental requirements for many choral groups.

Ong, a sophomore at BJU, is majoring in music education.


Ean Puckett of Peoria was named to the Bob Jones University (BJU) Symphonic Wind Band. The Symphonic Wind Band is BJU’s top-performing instrumental ensemble. Each year, performers audition by playing a group of excerpts taken from band literature or study etudes, scales, and sight-reading unfamiliar music. Following that selection audition, a second audition is held for seating within the ensemble.

Puckett, a freshman at BJU, is majoring in accounting.