Music Masterwork Series Features SUU Choirs and Regional High School Choirs

Published: September 22, 2021 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Read Time: 3 minutes

2019 Choir ConcertThe SUU Music Masterwork Series’ first concert of the season is Friday, October 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. SUU Choirs will perform together in a concert titled, Celebrate! Under the direction of Dr. Krystal McCoy, students from regional high school choirs including American Preparatory Academy, Dixie High School, Farmington High School, Herriman High School, Highland High School, Jordan High School, Pleasant Grove High School, Pineview High School, and Salt Lake City School for the Performing Arts will also participate in a final piece. This concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Krystal McCoy, Director of Choral Activities, shares, “I always look forward to this concert every year. It is a time when I celebrate our newest singing T-Birds and welcome our high school guests that are in town for the Shakespeare Competition.”

The SUU Choirs include the Concert Choir, OPUS Choir, and Luminosa Treble Choir. The Concert Choir is home to music majors and to students from a variety of other disciplines from across campus, all of whom share a common goal of making great music and performing their very best. OPUS is the premier mixed choral ensemble of Southern Utah University. Membership includes both music majors and non-music majors, all of whom bring exceptional talent and musicianship to the ensemble. Luminosa is an auditioned choir specifically designed to provide a choral experience for treble voices, focusing on the exploration of quality literature from various stylistic and historical periods, and the development of vocal, choral, and musical skills.

This concert will feature music composed or arranged by Judith Herrington, Stephen Leek, Hall Johnson, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Victor C. Johnson, Jaime Chiphanga, Joshua Rist, Virgil Thomson, Derek Bermel, Taylor Davis, Roger Ames, and Keith Hampton.

Maddisyn Myers, a junior Music Education major, shares, “My experience with working on this concert has been so fun! I absolutely love getting back into the groove of singing and performing with all of my peers. I am excited to have a somewhat ‘normal’ choir concert and to perform with the high school students visiting for the Shakespeare Competition! We’ve been working very hard on this concert and will sing a lot of beautiful choral pieces. The African pieces we sing are fun and full of energy. It will be amazing to have an audience! That’s something we haven’t experienced in a while due to the pandemic.” 

Celebrate the first concert in the Music Masterwork Series with SUU Choirs and regional high school choirs on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. For more information about SUU’s Music Department concerts, 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 900 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), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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