Southwestern College Youth Symphony
For 60+ high school and exceptional middle school instrumentalists, the SC Youth Symphony performs 7-9 concerts per season, including a 2010 tour to Branson, MO.
The Southwestern College Youth Symphony has begun its 5th season scheduled for August 2010 - May 2011. Founder and Executive Director Daniel Stevens began the youth symphony to provide musical training and performance opportunities to talented students in South-Central Kansas and Northern Oklahoma. Based upon the model of the Tulsa Youth Symphony, the SC Youth Symphony strives to maintain a rich heritage of classical music in Winfield, Kansas. The SC Youth Symphony encourages students to achieve musical excellence, function as members of a team, and appreciate the talents of peers in the ensemble. Many musicians make lasting friendships with other members of the orchestra.
For more information, contact Daniel Stevens at Daniel.Stevens@sckans.edu or 620-229-6113.
Community Music School
Our Mission: The mission of the Community Music School at Southwestern College is to nurture the fine arts community of South Central Kansas and North Central Oklahoma with rich, musical experiences for people of all ages. Our vision is to encourage excellence in the arts by offering a wide array of private lessons, master classes, ensembles, performance opportunities, and more on the campus of Southwestern College.
General Information: Located in the Darbeth Performing Arts building on-campus at Southwestern College, the Community Music School (CMS) offers an array of musical activities for students, teachers, and performers of all ages. Any ensemble is welcome to join and be coached. A wide variety of classes are available semester by semester. All band and orchestra participants are invited to join the Southwestern College Concert Band or the South Regional Kansas Symphony by audition with Professor Daniel Stevens. Also, Southwestern has several software programs available for composition and aural skills. There is also a large piano lab available for accompanists and group piano classes.
Summer Music Festival
If you are serious about music, or just serious about having fun with music, this is your summer festival.
Whether you intend to make music for your career or simply want to make music for fun and you are between the ages 14 and 20 (as of Oct. 1, 2012), the Southwestern College Summer Music Festival is for you. Enroll in one of four options - jazz band, choir, orchestra, or praise and worship teams.
The daily Summer Music Festival schedule includes various activities such as: Daily Ensemble Rehearsals (Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, or Worship Teams), Electives (such as strings and woodwind chamber ensembles, conducting, improvisation, song writing and arranging, music theory, piano ensemble), Sectionals, Technique Class, Practice Time (practice rooms available), Recreation Time (swim, ultimate frisbee, leisure), Drum Circle (interactive community building/leadership experience) and Special Evening Events (movie night, theatre improvisation, jazz concert, talent night for faculty and students).
For more information, visit the Summer Music Festival website.