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SUU Wind Symphony Joined by 100+ Regional High School Students

Published: January 01, 2020 | Author: Ashley H Pollock | Category: Arts

2019 SUU High School Honor Band ConcertThe Department of Music at SUU will host over 100 high school students from the region to perform in the SUU High School Honor Band concert on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 4 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. The concert will also feature the SUU Wind Symphony. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Adam Lambert, Director of Bands at SUU, shares, “Students are accepted by audition. There is a short piece of music written by Dr. Keith Bradshaw that high school students prepare on their own. They perform this piece by recording then sending it to the university for adjudication. If accepted, they are invited to participate in a two day experience rehearsing and performing exciting music culminating with a full performance after the two days. We average about 200 applicants and whittle that down to about 120, from schools in Northern Arizona, all throughout Nevada, and throughout Utah.” 

Conducting the Saturday concert, Dr. Adam Lambert is an active trumpet educator, performer, and clinician in both classical and jazz. He is an experienced trumpet soloist who has performed throughout the Midwest and has over twenty years of directing experience. Lambert holds degrees in music education from Brigham Young University and a doctorate in trumpet performance from the University of North Texas.

Steve Shirts, retired band teacher who worked at Cedar High School for 32 years, says,” The SUU High School Honor Band has always been an amazing experience for our students. It is an opportunity for the students to meet, play, and perform with students from other schools. Working with Dr. Lambert is an amazing experience. He is a master teacher and educator. Students come away better people and better musicians after spending two days under his direction. He reinforces the concepts that they have learned from their respective high school directors. The students return to their school bands and are able to share what they have learned with their classmates which in turn makes their school bands better.”  

Support regional high school students and Southern Utah University by attending the SUU High School Honor Band concert on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 4 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. For more information, 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, 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 www.suu.edu/pva.


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Contact Information:

Ashley H Pollock, Public Relations & Information Coordinator
(435) 865-8667
pollocka@suu.edu