You don’t have to major in music to be part of a high-quality ensemble.
The Southern Virginia University Performing Arts Program is structured as co-curricular so you can continue to be a serious musician regardless of what you study.
In one of our six ensembles, you will have more face-time and training with your world-class director, more extraordinary musical experiences and performances, and more community and friends who share your passion of the power of music.
At Southern Virginia University, your director is devoted to providing…Read more
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Director of bands
Randall Beach has been in the business for 40 years and has helped countless students reach their highest…Learn More
Director of Vocal Performance
Dr. Mackenzie Romriell’s versatile repertoire includes pop, opera, classical, and musical theatre. She has lead…Learn More
Director of Choral Activities
Dr. Kyle Nielsen is an in-demand choral clinician, adjudicator, and conference presenter throughout…Learn More
Director of Vocal Activites
Dr. Eric Hanson is an award winning tenor. His career includes soloist performances in Austria and Costa Rica…Learn More
Director of Orchestra
Violinist Dr. Jakob Hofer is the founding member of the Rosco String Quartet in Salt Lake City and has won…Learn More
Our high-caliber ensemble directors are first and foremost: utterly passionate
about teaching and mentoring students. Drawing from backgrounds that include
national and international performances, awards, and commissions, our
directors are in-demand performers who are eager to help you reach your
highest potential musically, personally, and spiritually.