SUU Music Concert Brings Unity to the Holidays

Published: November 26, 2019 | Author: Ashley H Pollock | Read Time: 3 minutes

2018 SUU Music Department Holiday ConcertThe SUU Department of Music will perform their Somewhere in my Memory Holiday Concert on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Southern Utah University faculty, staff, and students are free with a valid ID card. Faculty and staff IDs are allowed one guest. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the concert or online at

Michael Dorazio, SUU vocal student, shares, “It’s going to be a big concert filled with holiday music, what more could people want this time of year? Hearing music live is so much better than recordings. It’s not just the same classic holiday songs we’ve heard over and over again, there are some cool arrangements and versions most have never heard. There’s going to be a moment where all the choirs join together and I think it’s going to be awesome the way it’s going to happen. This concert will provide great music performed by people who absolutely love doing it and that feeling of warmth and togetherness that seems to come this time of year.”

Southern Utah University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and offers students a wide array of musical opportunities that can lead to a performance or teaching degree in music. SUU offers numerous performance electives for both music majors and non-majors, in such areas as Opera Theatre, Concert Choir, OPUS Chamber Choir, Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Jazz Band, and several small ensembles.

Since SUU music faculty has an exceptional combination of both teaching and performing expertise, students have won state, regional, and national recognition for their efforts, both at SUU and after graduation and have gone on to music education and professional performance careers.

Mallory Barlow, SUU instrumental student, says, “I love being able to perform and collaborate with the ensembles. I’m excited to be able to play a flute duet accompanying the women’s choir. We have a lot of thrilling pieces that really help you to feel the holiday spirit. We have all worked so hard, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to hear some professional quality music, right here in Cedar City. I am very excited to share this concert with the community!” 

Join us in celebrating the holidays with beautiful music at the Somewhere in my Memory Holiday Concert on Friday, December 6, 2019. For more information about the Department of Music at SUU, please visit

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, BMEd) 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 over 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

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