Are you interested in a Music major or minor? Do you want to want to use your skills and aptitude to serve others through the functional use of music through the Music Therapy major? Or would you simply like to enrich your education through the study of music, or join one of our small ensembles? Through the programs in the Music Department at SPU, you can choose from these options and to discover lifelong ways to cultivate your musicianship.
Music Department News and Events
Chamber Choir and Concert Choir directed by David Anderson; Men’s Choir directed by Ryan Ellis; and Women’s Choir directed by Beth Ann Bonnecroy
All SPU choirs join together for a fall concert full of song. Featuring every vocal ensemble in the Music Department, the program is certain to warm the heart and lift the spirit. The varied repertoire showcases the best of SPU choral music. Performed at First Free Methodist Church.
Dan Kramlich, director, Jazz Ensemble; Dan Adams, director, Percussion Ensemble
A co-produced event with our Jazz Ensemble led by pianist Dan Kramlich and our Percussion Ensemble led by percussionist Dan Adams. This concert features highlights of modern percussion music and jazz repertoire in a multitude of styles from traditional, be-bop, and contemporary writers. Performed at First Free Methodist Church.
Danny Helseth, director, Symphonic Wind Ensemble; Julia Tai, director, Symphony Orchestra
Join Julia Tai, Danny Helseth, and the SPU Symphonic Orchestra and Wind Ensemble for the fall instrumental concert. This concert features both large instrumental ensembles as they explore a variety of classical works, including a sneak preview of some of the music that will be featured at this year’s Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert. This exciting concert is not to be missed. Performed at First Free Methodist Church.
Amber Archibald-Sesek, viola
Join Amber Archibald-Sesek as she presents viola
classics and collaborative works with guest artists. Performed at Nickerson Studios.