SUU’s Hal Campbell String Quartet Plays for the Community

Published: March 29, 2022 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Category: Arts

Hal Campbell String QuartetSUU’s Department of Music will hold their second concert featuring the Hal Campbell String Quartet on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall of the SUU Music Building. This student string quartet was formed to honor the legacy of Dr. Hal K. Campbell (1927-2020). He taught at SUU for many years. During his tenure, Dr. Campbell served as the Chair of the Department of Music as well as being the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters. This concert is free and open to the public.

Treven Lowry, cellist in the quartet, shares, “It has been a dream of mine to play in a string quartet with such reputable players. Being able to play the music I grew up listening to has been a fulfilling experience in so many ways and I can't wait for what the future holds!”

Dr. Campbell had a lasting impact on the music community in Cedar City, especially at Southern Utah University where he was instrumental in the university receiving accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The university still maintains their standing with NASM after over 30 years of being accredited and ensuring a high standard of teaching and education.

Zane Lowry, first violinist and founding member of the quartet, says, “It has really been such an amazing experience so far being a part of this quartet, creating beautiful music together. We all have such a passion for chamber music, so being able express that together has been awesome. As a group, our goal is to convey how we feel playing such beautiful works, and to introduce new listeners to the world of chamber music!”

Teaching since 1966 at SUSC (SUU), Dr. Campbell was an educator teaching composition, theory, history, and piano. He was instrumental in developing the music program, where his energy, enthusiasm, dedication and love for his students led him to receive many outstanding awards.

Frances Hartzell, second violinist in the Hal Campbell String Quartet, states, “This has honestly been one of the greatest experiences I could have asked for. I always loved playing chamber music, and being able to be in such an amazing quartet with such talented members has been a dream come true!”

Enjoy the music of the Hal Campbell String Quartet on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the arts events at SUU, please visit www.suu.edu/arts.

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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