Music Program

Make music a part of your college experience.

You don’t have to major in music to be part of a high-quality ensemble.

Pursue Your Passion

The Southern Virginia University Music Program is structured as co-curricular so you can continue to be a serious musician regardless of what you study.

In any of our 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.

Find Your Ensemble


At Southern Virginia University, your director is devoted to providing…

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Make inspiring music under the direction of one of the industry's best…

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Your music is part of your identity and worth continuing at Southern Virginia University…

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Meet Your Mentor

Mackenzie Romriell
Director of Vocal Performance

Dr. Mackenzie Romriell’s versatile repertoire includes pop, opera, classical, and musical theatre. She has lead…

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Kyle Nielsen
Director of Choral Activities

Dr. Kyle Nielsen is an in-demand choral clinician, adjudicator, and conference presenter throughout…

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Jakob Hofer
Director of Orchestra

Violinist Dr. Jakob Hofer is the founding member of the Rosco String Quartet in Salt Lake City and has won…

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Michael Black
Director of Bands

Dr. Black has over 20 years of experience teaching music and leading marching, concert, and wind bands at all levels…

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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.