SUU Wind Symphony Presents The American Spirit

Published: November 01, 2022 | Author: Kol Gibson | Read Time: 3 minutes

American flags on lawn in front of Old Main building

The SUU Music Department proudly announces its first Music Masterworks Series concert of the 2022-23 season with an engaging performance by the SUU Wind Symphony. The American Spirit will be held on November 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for alumni (with a valid Alumni Card), and $5 for youth. SUU students, faculty, and staff can attend for free with a valid ID card. Tickets can be purchased at the Heritage Center Theater Box Office on the night of the performance.

Dr. Adam Lambert, Director of Bands at SUU, says, “We will be featuring a few of our outstanding seniors, soon to be leaving us, on various solos. The program includes The New England Triptych by William Schuman and John William’s Summon the Heroes, both classic American anthems.”Dr. Adam Lambert

The SUU Wind Symphony is an auditioned ensemble made up of the top wind and percussion students at SUU. The ensemble is committed to performing the highest quality contemporary and traditional works in the wind band repertoire. Innovative concerts like The American Spirit, adventurous programming, and high-level music-making are the hallmarks of this select ensemble. This group is open to students of any major by audition.

Derek Matthews, a senior Music Education major from Panaca, Nevada, shares, “I am excited about the pieces we are playing in this concert. They are all unique; some have a fast, excited feel, while others are relaxed and beautiful.” He continues, “New England Triptych is a collection of movements by Schumann which embody America as it was. These pieces have themes from old folk songs and hymns which reflect patriotism for our country. I think it is a great selection of pieces.” 

Join us for The American Spirit on November 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. This concert will be sure to revive the patriotic spirit in preparation for Election Day on the eighth and Veteran’s Day on the eleventh. For more information about the Department of Music at SUU, please visit


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The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 41 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, filmmaking, 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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