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Southwestern College Youth Symphony

The Southwestern College Youth Symphony will perform 5 concerts for its 10th season, providing musical training and performance opportunities to talented students in South-Central Kansas and Northern Oklahoma. The youth symphony strives to maintain a rich heritage of classical music in our region, but has also added the “Lite Orchestra” this season for students interested in Eclectic Styles. The ensemble encourages middle school and high school 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 Ismail Farid at Ishmail.Farid@sckans.edu.


Concerto Competition

The South Kansas Symphony 2016 Concerto Competition will take place on March 5, 2016. There are two divisions. Senior Division is open to all current Southwestern College students. Junior Division is open to 12-18 year old musicians from Kansas and Oklahoma and past attendees of the Cole Family Summer Music Festival. It is open to all instruments and voice.

For more information, go to Concerto Competition​



ViolinFest

ViolinFest Flyer

All high school violinists, private teachers, and school orchestra directors are invited to ViolinFest at Southwestern College on January 30th, 2016. 

How do I register? (Deadline – January 22nd, 2016) 

            Printable ViolinFest Registration form.

How much does it cost?

            $10.00 per person (includes lunch & the concert reception)
            *Teachers who bring 4 or more registered students are admitted free of charge.

What should I bring?

            - Your violin  
            - Comfortable clothes (for yoga)
            - Music (if you’re playing in the master class
            - A pencil

What will I be doing?

            9:30     Check-in/Meet & Greet
            10:00   Violin Ensemble Rehearsal 1
            11:00   Don’t Play Hurt: Yoga for String Players
            12:00   Lunch
            12:30   Jazz Performance by Eva & Ismail Farid
            1:00     The Instrumental Expertise of Simon McHugh
            2:00     Violin Ensemble Rehearsal 2
            3:00     Master Class with Dr. Peterson
            4:00     Violin Ensemble Dress Rehearsal
            4:30     Recital followed by a reception 

Violin Ensemble – An orchestra of violinists performing chamber music that will be featured on the recital at the end of the day (Invite your friends & family!)

Master Class – Miniature public lessons for high school students. A “master” teacher provides suggestions. This lesson is open to all attendees as observers. Students interested in playing must register for the master class in advance. Space is limited. Bring a prepared solo to perform. 



Violapalooza

Violapalooza Flyer

All high school violists, private teachers, and school orchestra directors are invited to Violapalooza at Southwestern College on February 20th, 2016. 

How do I register? (Deadline – February 12th, 2016) 

             Printable Violapalooza Registration form.

How much does it cost?

            $10.00 per person (includes lunch & the concert reception)
            *Teachers who bring 4 or more registered students are admitted free of charge.

What should I bring?

            - Your viola
            - Comfortable clothes (for yoga)
            - Music (if you’re playing in the master class)
            - A pencil

What will I be doing?

            9:30     Check-in/Meet & Greet
            10:00   Viola Ensemble Rehearsal 1
            11:00   Don’t Play Hurt: Yoga for String Players
            12:00   Lunch
            12:30   Jazz Performance by the Williams String Quartet
            1:00     The Instrumental Expertise of Simon McHugh
            2:00     Viola Ensemble Rehearsal 2
            3:00     Master Class with Dr. Peterson
            4:00     Viola Ensemble Dress Rehearsal
            4:30     Recital followed by a reception

Viola Ensemble – An orchestra of violists performing chamber music that will be featured on the recital at the end of the day (Invite your friends & family!)

Master Class – Miniature public lessons for high school students. A “master” teacher provides suggestions. This lesson is open to all attendees as observers. Students interested in playing must register for the master class in advance. Space is limited. Bring a prepared solo to perform. 



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: General Information: Located in the Darbeth Performing Arts building on-campus at Southwestern College, the Community Music School 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 Kansas Symphony (by audition with Dr. Peterson). Also, Southwestern College has several software programs available for composition and aural skills. There is a large piano lab available for accompanists and group piano classes.

For more information, visit the Community Music School website.


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, 2014), the Southwestern College Summer Music Festival is for you. Enroll in one of five options - jazz band, choir, orchestra, piano or composition.

Join us for a six-day summer camp on the beautiful campus of Southwestern College studying with our outstanding faculty and developing your musical skills. Additional activities like ultimate Frisbee, movie night, swimming and drum circles just add to the fun!

For more information, visit the Summer Music Festival website.

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