SUU Faculty Provide an Evening of Music for the Community

Published: February 01, 2022 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Read Time: 3 minutes

2020 Abendmusik ConcertSUU’s music faculty will perform for the community on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. on the Thorley Recital Hall stage. There will be several full time and adjunct faculty performing, from guitarists to singers to percussion to winds to strings and more. These solos and ensembles with different combinations of instruments will bring an evening of fun for the community. This concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Lawrence Johnson, Chair of the Department of Music at SUU, shares, “The SUU faculty have always enjoyed collaborating on our annual recital. Recently we combined the full time and adjunct faculty to come together and perform in one recital, giving everyone a chance to work together that previously might not have happened. We consider this recital a gift to the community which has steadfastly supported us through all these years and continues to do so, and for which we are extremely and forever grateful.”

Southern Utah University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The SUU music faculty have an exceptional combination of both teaching and performing expertise. The faculty work hard to keep the mission of SUU’s Department of Music at the forefront of their classes. Their mission is to provide a dynamic educational environment where a community of learners explore pathways in music by developing individual strengths and pursuing collective excellence to prepare for lifelong learning, 21st-century careers in music, and active engagement in community performances.

Dr. McKay Tebbs, at SUU, says, “I’m really looking forward to performing the 3 Guitar Etudes by Dr. Keith Bradshaw. Dr. Bradshaw first gave me the music to these pieces over ten years ago when I was an adjunct professor of guitar here at SUU. These compositions showcase his keen insight into different aspects of guitar techniques like harmonics and octave melodies. I’m very excited to play them for the public.”

Don’t miss this exciting evening of music provided by SUU’s music faculty. For more information about the arts events 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 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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