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“Her Melody Lingers On” is a benefit event that takes place at Chandler Recital Hall of Diehn Hall on the ODU campus. The centerpiece of each event is musical performance, bracketed by a social gathering, light refreshments, and display tables. All proceeds benefit the Claire Cucchiari-Loring Memorial Scholarship endowment, which provides financial assistance for music students at Old Dominion University.


The final "Her Melody Lingers On" event will feature jazz piano duets performed by the outstanding musicians Justin Kauflin and John Toomey at Diehn Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Old Dominion University. The concert will begin at 7:30PM, and we recommend arriving 30-45 minutes early to pick up tickets from will-call and get seated.  All proceeds benefit the Claire Cucchiari-Loring Memorial Scholarship. 

The 2016 concert with these performers sold out.  Secure your seat by getting your tickets online in advance!  To order tickets go to


The 2018 Her Melody Lingers On event took place on Friday, February 9, 2018. Following a social gathering with light refreshments in the Diehn Composers Room of ODU,  the musical program was heldin the Choir Room (Diehn 1201). In an informal concert-in-the-round setting, several faculty members and ensembles in the ODU Department of Music gave a behind-the-scenes look at how they approach specific pieces of music. After performing, musicians invited questions and dialogue from the audience. No admission was charged for the event, and all donations benefited the Claire Cucchiari-Loring Memorial Scholarship.


The 2016 Her Melody Lingers On event was an unparalleled success, raising a record figure of nearly $10,000 for the Claire Cucchiari-Loring Memorial Scholarship endowment! The evening featured a rare concert of jazz piano duets performed to a sold-out venue by Justin Kauflin and John Toomey. The attendees were also treated to light refreshments, a silent auction, and numerous informational and educational displays.

Silent auction items included:

Personal Care and Fitness:  Gift cards and packages from Metamorphosis Salon and Spa, The Spa and Laser Center on Shore Drive, Corevelo Pilates Studio, Ocean View Chiropractic, Chloe and Isabel jewelry, and a pet care package.


Fun Things to Do:  ODU Football VIP tickets and parking, painting session at the Mermaid Factory, Regal Cinema ultimate tickets, Cinema Cafe tickets, private concert by John Toomey, a night at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel, and a week at a vacation rental in the Lake Tahoe area 


For Home and Garden:  Two decorative panels of fused stained glass, ceramic platter, "Her Melody Lingers On" personalized mugs, Starbucks mugs, Atlantic Garden Center gift card, basket of ODU paraphernalia


Restaurants, Food and Drink:  Gift cards from Baker's Crust, No Frill Grill, Fellini's, Aldo's Ristorante, Zoe's, Cobalt Grille, Burton's Grill, Granby Street Pizza, FM Restaurant, Gershwin's Restaurant, Lynnhaven Fish House, Fire & Vine, 1608 Crafthouse, Fin Seafood Restaurant, Brickhouse Tavern, Circa, Cilantro Bangladeshi Bistro, Chick-Fil-A, Longhorn Steakhouse, plus a basket of goodies from Trader Joe's and some Starbucks coffee


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