November 12, 2008
Dr. Max Lyall, Oklahoma Baptist University graduate and winner of the 2002 Distinguished Music Alumni Award, will be a guest pianist in a recital Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium located on the OBU campus. The public is invited to attend the free recital.
The recital, featuring 15 different musical pieces, also will include five members of the OBU piano faculty: Dr. Carol Ann Bell, OBU associate professor of piano; Michael Dean and Sandra Meyer, both OBU assistant professors of music; Dr. Keith Whitmore, staff accompanist; and Janci Bronson, adjunct professor of piano.
Lyall graduated from OBU in 1961 with a bachelor of music degree. He earned a master in music degree from the University of Oklahoma. In 1987, he was honored by the OBU Alumni Association with a Profile in Excellence award, given to former students who have "demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University."
A member of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Lyall is also a charter member and accompanist for The Century Men. He was awarded the Baptist Church Music Conference's Honorary Life Membership in 1992 and the Hines Sims Award in 2003. Lyall currently lives in Oklahoma City where he serves as the associate minister at First Baptist Church.