Ohio Wesleyan Presents Free ‘NIMS LIGHT’ Faculty Recital April 10

Event to Feature Popular Standards, Light Favorites from Worlds of Song, Opera

Marilyn and Robert Nims

DELAWARE, OHIO – The Ohio Wesleyan University Department of Music will present “NIMS LIGHT,” a concert by faculty members Marilyn Nims, mezzo soprano, and Robert Nims, piano, at 8 p.m. April 10 in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St, Delaware.

The program will offer an evening of light favorites from the worlds of song and opera along with a selection of familiar popular standards. The event is free and open to the public.

Marilyn Nims is a professor of music at Ohio Wesleyan, where she has taught since 1984. She has been soloist with many orchestras and choral groups including the Columbus, Mansfield, Welsh Hills, Central Ohio, and Columbus Youth symphony orchestras, as well as Cantari Singers and the Columbus Bach Ensemble. She also has sung with the Marble Cliff Chamber Players, Ohio Wesleyan’s Duvall Ensemble, and the sextet Vocal Colour. Nims has special affection for the song recital, and her programs present a diverse repertory, often highlighting the vocal music of Spain and Latin America.

Robert Nims retired in 2002 from Ohio Wesleyan, where he was a professor of voice and director of choral activities. Trained as both an organist and singer, he has appeared as baritone soloist with Opera Columbus and Cantari Singers as well as with the Columbus Symphony, the Akron Symphony, the Mansfield Symphony, and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra. Since his retirement, he has served as an interim teacher of voice at Capital University and at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is currently a member of the adjunct voice faculties of Otterbein University and Ohio Wesleyan.

For more information, contact the OWU Department of Music at (740) 368-3700 or at musicd@owu.edu.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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