Talented Young Artists to Team with SUU Music Department for Honor Band ConcertJanuary 09, 2017
Author: Lola Taylor
The Southern Utah University High School Honor Band returns to the Heritage Center Theater on January 14 at 6:00 pm. Under the leadership of SUU’s Director of Bands, Dr. Adam Lambert, the most talented young musicians from Utah, Arizona, and Nevada are selected to perform in this annual concert alongside SUU’s Wind Symphony. This concert is free and open to the public.
Every year, SUU’s music faculty accepts applications from high school students in the tri-state area to participate in the High School Honor Band. Lambert said, “The band is selected by audition to perform here on campus. Out of the 156 students that auditioned, 120 students were selected from 17 schools to participate in this year’s concert.”
On January 13, the High School Honor Band students come to SUU and participate in a variety of collaborative activities and rehearsals with Dr. Lambert and the SUU Wind Symphony. After just two days of rehearsals, the students culminate their learning experience with a grand concert the evening of January 14.
High school choir students from surrounding schools will also be featured as a new addition to this year’s concert. These students will have the opportunity to sing with SUU’s Concert Choir.
This will be an exciting evening full of great music performed by our region’s rising generation of musical artists. Join SUU’s High School Honor Band, Wind Symphony and Concert Choir for an enjoyable evening of music.
For more information about this event, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/music.
About the College of Performing and Visual Arts
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, and Dance. The College also offers programs in Theatre Arts, graduate programs in Arts Administration and Music, as well as a Center for Shakespeare Studies. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Music Technology graduate degrees. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 600 majors in the College. Over 1,100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival and SUU’s Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.
Ashley Pollock, public relations & information coordinator