Events

Each academic quarter brings a variety of student and faculty performances. We hope you'll be able to attend these events or listen to them streamed, thanks to the work of our Music Technology students.

Winter 2019

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

In Their Own Words: Letters from Composers | 4:00 p.m. | Nickerson Studios
Cherie Hughes, soprano
Roberto Limon, guitar

Join us for our second installment of the faculty artist series. Dominick Argento's masterful song setting of "Letters from Composers" contrasted with works by the composers themselves. Additional works by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Henri Salvador, Manuel de Falla, and Francisco Nunez.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019
In Motion Quartet | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios
Steve Treseler, tenor saxaphone; Chris Spencer, guitar; Michael Glynn, bass; Remy Morritt, drums

Presenting lyrical and harmonically rich music from the ECM songbook, along with original compositions. 


Friday, February 15, 2019
Jr Recital: Alec Reynante, violin and Nick Ryder, voice | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios


Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Jazz Ensemble Concert | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios
Dan Kramlich, director

The SPU Winter Jazz Ensemble concert features music throughout the history of jazz, from swing to cool jazz fusion. Join Dan Kramlich, the Jazz Lab, and the Jazz ensemble as they explore some of America's original music from the 20th century.


Friday, February 22, 2019
Wind Ensemble Concert | 7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church
Danny Helseth, director

While the medium of wind band is traditionally a Western European art form, this season, the SPU Wind ensemble explores wind band music from other cultural perspectives. Mixed with traditional standard works, this concert will be memorable.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Gospel Choir Concert | 9:00 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church
Stephen Michael Newby, director

An evening of prayers, black spirituals, and ecumenical readings celebrating tradition for Black History Month. Liturgist and Artistic Director Stephen Michael Newby leads the Gospel Choir and Worship Arts Ensemble in this divine evening worship that embraces both Scripture and music.


Thursday, February 28, 2019
Symphony Orchestra Concert | 7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church
Nse Ekpo, director

The SPU Symphony Orchestra's winter concert explores a variety of western classical music. Featuring styles from the calculated brilliance of Mozart to the vibrant warmth of Brahms, an evening of delightful music awaits.


Friday, March 1, 2019
Chamber, Concert, and Women's Choirs Concert | 7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church
Ryan Ellis, director, Chamber and Concert Choirs
Beth Ann Bonnecroy, director, Women's Choir

The winter concert for choirs will feature old and new from the vast choral repertory. Join Ryan Ellis, Beth Ann Bonnecroy, and the SPU vocal ensembles as they delight the ears, hearts, and minds with music that enriches our lives and strengthens our community.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Percussion Ensemble Concert | 7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church
Dan Adams, director

The Percussion Ensemble winter concert, under the direction of Dan Adams, features a variety of chamber ensembles from the percussion studio. Ranging from multiple percussion pieces to ethnic drum ensembles, you will travel through a world of different grooves and sounds.


Friday, March 8, 2019
Jr Recital: Natalie Shannon, voice | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios



Spring 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019
Jr Recital: Allie Cable, voice and Ruby Weaver, voice | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios



Friday, April 12, 2019
Jr Recital: Alyssa Bryan and Hannah Claycomb | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios


Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Ensemble[21] Concert | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios

Ensemble[21] is the new chamber ensemble at SPU. This concert will feature fresh new music of SPU Composers and a cutting-edge 21st-century repertoire.


Friday, April 26, 2019
Jr Recital: Kiesha Edwards, flute and Isabelle Leon, voice | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios


Monday, April 29, 2019
Jr Recital: Marc Estabrook, piano and Lucia Ventimilla, voice | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios


Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Jr Recital: Abigail Cloughlin, violin and Taylor Fritz, voice | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios


Friday, May 3, 2019
Jr Recital: Lindy Tongol, saxophone and Sharon Young, oboe | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios


Sunday, May 5, 2019
Family Concert for Kids of All Ages: Exploring Nature through Music | 4:00 p.m. | Nickerson Studios

Mary Kantor, clarinet/bass clarinet; Linnea Wentworth, oboe/english horn; Kevin Johnson, piano
Double program featuring Spanish and Latin American works inspired by Pinocchio and Puss in Boots, with the second half centered on works celebrating aspects of the natural world.


Monday, May 6, 2019
Sr Recital: Lily Hunter, composition | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios


Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Jr Recital: Sierra Aton, voice | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios


Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Sr Recital: Colin Chandler, trumpet | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios


Friday, May 10, 2019
All-Choir Concert | 7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church
Ryan Ellis, director, Chamber and Concert Choirs
Stephan Michael Newby, director, Gospel Choir
Beth Ann Bonnecroy, director, Women's Choir

The final all-choir concert of the year is not to be missed as Beth Ann Bonnecroy, Stephen Newby, and Ryan Ellis team up for an impressive evening of choral music. We celebrate our unity in diversity by coming together in song.


Monday, May 13, 2019
Jr Recital Gwen Glass, voice and Kendra Gross, piano | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Chamber Music Concert | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios

The SPU Chamber concert showcases the vibrant chamber music scene from the SPU Music Department, A Variety of chamber ensembles will perform.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Sr Recital: Maureen Dixson, piano | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios


Friday, May 17, 2019
Wind Ensemble Concert | 7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church
Danny Helseth, director

Under the baton of Danny Helseth, the SPU Wind Ensemble concludes its multicultural exploration of wind band music with their final concert of the season. This culminating concert features music from composers of color, and other non-Western cultures.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Jazz Ensemble Concert | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios
Dan Kramlich, director

The SPU spring Jazz Ensemble concert will feature music from throughout the history of jazz. Join Dan Kramlich, the Jazz Lab, and the Jazz Ensemble as they explore some of America's original music from the 20th century.


Thursday, May 22, 2019
Symphony Wind Ensemble Concert | 7:30 p.m. | First Free Methodist Church

The final Symphony Orchestra concert of the season continues to explore Western Art music. The Symphony Orchestra concert will present a wide variety of musical styles from composers, including Mozart, Beethoven, and modern-day composers.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Percussion Concert | 7:30 p.m. | E.E. Bach Theatre
Dan Adams, director

The percussion Ensemble spring concert, under the direction of Dan Adams, features a variety of chamber ensembles from the percussion studio. Ranging from multiple percussion pieces to ethnic drum ensembles, you will travel through a world of different grooves and beats.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Sr Recital: Cicy Li, piano | 7:30 p.m. | Nickerson Studios


You can find an archive of all events here.

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