SUU Honor Orchestra Features High School Students from the Region

Published: January 24, 2022 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Category: Arts

SUU OrchestraSouthern Utah University’s Department of Music is hosting the SUU High School Honor Orchestra Concert on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. These high school students from all over the region will be led by Dr. Xun Sun, Director of Orchestral Activities at Southern Utah University. This concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Xun Sun, Director of Orchestral Activities at SUU, shares, “This is our 6th annual High School Honor Orchestra Workshop and Concert. Due to COVID-19, we postponed this event from Fall 2021 to this Spring 2022. This event also provides an SUU Scholarship Audition opportunity. The main purpose for the workshop and concert is to give opportunities for the high school students to work with high level music and training as well as get to know SUU’s music program. This year SUU’s Music Department will host 30 to 50 high school students. The final concert will be performed with the SUU Orchestra.” 

High school students from the region will study under Dr. Xun Sun throughout the day to prepare for the concert. To be a part of the Honor Orchestra, high school students must be nominated by their directors. Through this experience, students have an outstanding opportunity to rehearse and perform high quality orchestral works with the SUU Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Lawrence Johnson, Chair of the Department of Music at SUU, says, “We always look forward to having talented high school students on campus to share their energy, enthusiasm, and high level of skill and potential. It gives us a strong sense of purpose, knowing that the music teachers we are training and sending out into the schools are passing along their passion for the music profession and sending their students to us to participate with others from around the state and beyond in an honor orchestra. We are thankful for them coming to SUU to share their talents with like-minded musicians and to create excellent music in an era when we need it more than ever.”

Experience the excitement of a live orchestra performance on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. 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 800 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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