Learn more about this nationally recognized youth program
Children in grades 1-12 are invited to participate in Siena Heights University's Creative Stages program. This winter's program runs from Feb. 11-April 26, 2013 on the Adrian campus.
Drama classes run from 4:15-5:15 p.m. each week. Students in grades 1-3 will have creative dramatics class Mondays, students in grades 4-6 will have advanced creative dramatics class on Tuesdays and students in grades 7-12 will have a young actor’s workshop Thursdays. Creative Stages teachers include professional teaching artists as well as Siena Heights University students.
NEW: The additions of Siena Teen Acapelicans, aka "Trebled Teens," for grades 7-12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. each Thursday and Youth Choir for grades 4-6 (4:15-5:15 p.m.) and 7-12 (5:30-6:30 p.m.) each Tuesday. All will be conducted in Performing Arts Center on the SHU campus.
Cost is $85 per child, $115 for two or $145 for three or more for dramatics and young actors, $65 for acapelicans and youth choir. Private lessons are also available for voice, piano and guitar.
To register or for more information, contact Amy Sturtevant at 517-264-7890.
To view a printable brochure and registration form, click here.
Group to sing at Mass in St. Peter's Basilica; limited amount of spots available to join them!
The Siena Heights University Choir will travel to Italy from Dec. 27, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013. The group will perform at a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica and will have an audience with the pope!
Join them! There is room for 50 people to travel with the group. Cost is $3,800 per person and includes:
- Round trip airfare from Detroit
- Private motor coach
- 3 star accommodations in double rooms (singles are an additional charge)
- Breakfasts daily and 8 dinners
- Sightseeing and entrance fees
- Concert organization and promotion
- All group tips
Deadline for registering is May 1. After May 1, people can still join the trip, however, they will have to make their own travel plans.
For more information, contact Beth Tibbs at email@example.com or 264-7896.
To view a brochure of the travel plan, click here.
Learn more about the Music program at Siena Heights.
The mission of the Music Department at Siena Heights University is to help students to reach their potential by educating them to create, perform, and understand music.
1. The Department is dedicated to the idea that music is an integral part of a liberal arts education.
2. The Department’s approach to music education is based on the idea that music is an important part of all students’ lives, creating more balanced, tolerant and ethical human beings.
3. The Department focuses on the integration of performance, creation, listening and the understanding of music.
4. The Department involves, serves, educates and enriches the residents and the entire community through performances, education and collaboration with schools and community organizations.
5. The Department presents creative, innovative and exciting performances, while providing educational opportunities of the highest quality.
- SHU has outstanding and experienced faculty
- SHU offers exceptional programs in instrumental and vocal music
- SHU offers private lessons on every instrument by highly trained and experienced professionals
- Scholarships are available for performing in the choir or band
- Larger scholarships are available for incoming music majors
· Acapelicans, directed by Michael Yuen
· Concert Band, directed by Wes King
· Jazz Band, directed by Christopher Smith
· Marching Band, directed by Wes King
· Men’s Chorus, directed by Beth Tibbs
· Mixed Chorus, directed by Beth Tibbs
· Orchestra, directed by Linda Deatrick
· Wind Ensemble
· Women’s Chorus, directed by Beth Tibbs
Here are some of the directions you can go with Music at Siena Heights:
- The Acapelicans
- Audio recording and production
- Create a movie
- Jazz Ensemble
- Guitar classes
- Men’s and Women’s Chorus
- Music History
- Music Theory
- Music Lessons
- Music Business
- Piano Lessons
- Voice classes
- SHU Youth Symphony
Meet the faculty of the Music Department
Associate Professor of Musicetibbs@sienaheights.edu517-264-7896 Instructor of Musicjking4@sienaheights.edu517-264-7898
· Christopher Smith, Jazz
o MM, University of Michigan
· Gjergji Gaqi, Piano
o MM, University of Michigan,
· Hajin Kim, Piano
o DMA, Michigan State University
· Jonathan Edwards, Guitar
· Linda Deatrick, Director of SHU Youth Symphony
o MM Eastern Michigan University
· Magdalena Ezoe, Piano
· Michael Yuen, Acapelicans
Learn about the career opportunities you can have in Music.
Here are just a sampling of careers in the music field:
- Audio engineering
- Church musician
- Film scoring
- Music arranging
- Music composition
- Music industry
- Music software development
- Music therapist
- Recording editing
- Symphony orchestra
- Video game sound
Learn more about Music clubs on campus.
SHU Youth Symphony
Directed by Linda Deatrick, the SHU Youth Symphony is in its 21st year. The orchestra has expanded to include many students from ages 11-22 from Hillsdale, Washtenaw and Lucas (Ohio) counties, in addition to Lenawee County. It performs several times throughout the year.
Starting in the spring of 2007, the Siena Heights Acapelicans are dedicated to quality a cappella and the performance of a cappella. They are directed by Michael Yuen.
Started in the fall 2011 by new music program director Beth Tibbs, the choir is open to SHU students, faculty and staff, as well as the community. The group plans to perform at the Vatican in the winter of 2012.
Directed by Christopher Clark.