Students Present Two Nights of Ensemble Music at SUU

Published: November 08, 2021 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Category: Arts

SUU String Ensemble StudentsSouthern Utah University’s (SUU) Department of Music will present two days of ensemble concerts. The SUU Brass and Woodwind Ensembles perform Monday, November 15, 2021, followed by the SUU Piano and String Ensembles on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Both performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall of the SUU Music Building. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Dr. Laura Grantier, Director of Woodwinds at SUU, says, “The woodwind ensembles will be performing the Malcolm Arnold Trio for flute, oboe, and clarinet and selections from Rameau and Mozart that are arranged for woodwind quartet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon). I am so pleased with the musical development of the students thus far. They've had to work together as a team, diagnose and solve issues together, and use nonverbal communication to play together as an ensemble. They are also faced with playing different styles of music ranging from modern to classical to baroque. For some of these students, this is their first experience with chamber music. I am so proud of them and can't wait for the performance on November 15th!”

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.

Tyler Neilson, a senior majoring in Piano Performance and playing the cello for this performance, shares, “Practicing and performing in small ensembles has provided me with the opportunity to learn from and interact with other musicians while also playing wonderful music in a much more personal setting. Performing in the string ensemble has been a great experience and I’ve learned so much about performing and leadership.”

Immerse yourself in two nights of ensemble music performed by the students at SUU. The Brass and Woodwind Ensembles perform Monday, November 15, 2021, followed by the Piano and String Ensembles on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 with both performances at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall of the SUU Music Building. 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, 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 www.suu.edu/pva.

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