Diverse Sounds of SUU Small Ensembles

Published: March 28, 2019 | Read Time: 2 minutes

2019 SUU Piano EnsembleThe Department of Music at SUU is preparing for their small ensemble concerts this semester, beginning with the Piano and String Ensembles on Monday, April 8, followed by the Brass and Woodwind Ensembles on Monday, April 15, 2019. All performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall of the Music Building on SUU’s campus. These concerts are free and open to the public. 

The students participating in these ensembles work tirelessly to perfect their instrumental abilities each semester. As they practice, they learn and grow as artists and professionals. The final payoff of their hard work are these end of semester concerts. Not all students who participate in the ensemble classes are majoring in music. 

Chase Redmall, Freshman Cello Major, shares, “I love getting to know the people I play with. Smaller ensemble settings help us to communicate more intimately and therefore create more expressive and meaningful music.” 

Southern Utah University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and offers SUU students a wide array of musical opportunities that can lead to a performance degree in music or a teaching degree in music. SUU music faculty have performing expertise and assist students in pursuing professional performance careers.

Mark Rau, Sophomore Piano Major, explains, “The Piano and String Ensembles Concert features fun, exciting pieces and more serious works. I find the concert to be a good way for pianists and string players to collaborate and to showcase the work they have done all semester.” 

Experience the diverse sounds of the SUU Small Ensembles on April 8 and April 15, 2019. For more information about the Department of Music at SUU, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/music

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM) degrees in art, design, dance, music and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 700 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.

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