Saturday, September 30th


Alcuin Study Center

1401 W Beechwood Ave, Muncie, 47303

Autumn Open House 2023

Visit our newly renovated space!

Food. Music (see below). Cornhole. Prizes. Bonfire.


Students, faculty, community members, and out of town friends are all invited to enjoy a few hours at our newly renovated space, enjoy music, browse the books, and hear a bit about the Alcuin Study Centers plan for the year.
Please join us!

Registration is not necessary, but it is helpful for planning purposes:

Scott & Malissa

Scott & Malissa’s genre is Americana with several originals & almost any request. Scott is a Music Director at Burris Laboratory School at Ball State University and music teacher of almost 25 years. Malissa is Grant Analyst at Yale University. Music brought them together… 5 years ago Scott asked Malissa to sing with him at a Bar in his hometown. Little did either one of them know that barely friends would become husband and wife. On the 2nd anniversary of their 1st gig Mr. Jackson/Scotty J knelt before Malissa in front of their audience and asked for her hand after he sang Peter Gabriel’s song “The Book of Love” stating “The book of love has music in it; In fact that’s where music comes from”.

Mountain Laurel

Guitar: Eddie Slavin

Banjo: Derek Carrera

Bass: Michael Slavin

Mandolin: Adam Lambert

Fiddle: Jim Miller

Former Ruins (Levi Sikes)

One on-line reviewer says that Levi’s first album, Large Startling, “seemed to ask questions no other artist was asking, as it challenged modern trends – especially in music – of doubt and deconstruction. It was a subtle work of excellence that dripped with biblical wisdom paired with the weariness of hard life experience. It wasn’t preachy, but it preached.” They continue to comment on his most recent album, No Creature Hidden, calling it “an astonishing work. And even better, an astonishing work dripping with relevant Gospel insight.Stylistically, the album borrows from a vast array of influences, from those as long-tenured as Bob Dylan and Nick Cave, to newer influences such as The National, The War on Drugs, and mewithoutYou.”

And Brett McCracken of The Gospel Coalition says “Muncie, Indiana–based Levi Dylan Sikes (aka Former Ruins) is one of the most ‘indie’ artists on this list, but his atmospheric music—which evokes The National and is self-described as ‘post-cynical folk rock’—is lyrically meaty and spiritually substantive.”