Performing Arts

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 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.

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

Randall Beach
Director of bands

Randall Beach has been in the business for 40 years and has helped countless students reach their highest…

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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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Eric Hanson
Director of Vocal Activites

Dr. Eric Hanson is an award winning tenor. His career includes soloist performances in Austria and Costa Rica…

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Jacob 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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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.