About the Program

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.

Important points:

  • 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

·         Marching Band, directed by Wes King

·         Men’s Chorus, directed by Kelly Ford

·         Mixed Chorus, directed by Kelly Ford

·         Orchestra, directed by Linda Deatrick

·         Wind Ensemble

Here are some of the directions you can go with Music at Siena Heights:

  • The Acapelicans
  • Choir
  • Band
  • 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
  • Songwriting
  • Voice classes
  • SHU Youth Symphony

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Meet Siena


Ahn Duong Thuy

Ahn Duong Thuy

International Student from Vietnam, Biology, Adrian Campus

Faculty & Staff

Gail A. Ryder

Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


Matt Larson '07

Matt Larson '07

Criminal Justice Graduate; Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University
Contact Us at (800) 521-0009.
Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.