SUU Music Department

SUU Music Department The Department of Music at Southern Utah University in Cedar City is a modern program with an enthusiastic and motivated faculty and outstanding students.

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06/21/2021

Cedar Music Store & Studio has an opening for a piano teacher. See below...

Friday, June 18: Mark Gubler, founder and director of the Resonance School of Musicianship, will be teaching a piano mas...
06/17/2021

Friday, June 18: Mark Gubler, founder and director of the Resonance School of Musicianship, will be teaching a piano masterclass from 10-1. Thorley Recital Hall, free and open to the public.

Friday, June 18: Mark Gubler, founder and director of the Resonance School of Musicianship, will be teaching a piano masterclass from 10-1. Thorley Recital Hall, free and open to the public.

We are excited to welcome Dan Anderegg as Director of Graduate Music Technology! In the words of music department chair ...
06/15/2021
Co-Founder Becomes Director of SUU Music Technology Graduate Degree | SUU

We are excited to welcome Dan Anderegg as Director of Graduate Music Technology! In the words of music department chair Dr. Lawrence Johnson, "the MMMT program couldn't be in better hands...”

The Department of Music at SUU is honored and excited to welcome Dan Anderegg to their faculty as the new Director of the Master of Music in Music Technology.

Hi Everyone,We will have a special event happening on our campus. The Mariposa Music Festival presents their 2021 Inaugu...
06/14/2021

Hi Everyone,

We will have a special event happening on our campus. The Mariposa Music Festival presents their 2021 Inaugural Season, featuring the Escher Quartet. The event will be Friday, July 9, 7:30 pm and Sunday, July 11 at 3:00 pm in Thorley Recital Hall of the Music Building on SUU campus. Tickets may be purchased at the door (cash/credit/check) $20.00, children and students are free.
Each concert will include a 30 minute pre-concert talk with Q & A. For more information visit: manhattanchamberplatyers.com/mariposa

Hi Everyone,

We will have a special event happening on our campus. The Mariposa Music Festival presents their 2021 Inaugural Season, featuring the Escher Quartet. The event will be Friday, July 9, 7:30 pm and Sunday, July 11 at 3:00 pm in Thorley Recital Hall of the Music Building on SUU campus. Tickets may be purchased at the door (cash/credit/check) $20.00, children and students are free.
Each concert will include a 30 minute pre-concert talk with Q & A. For more information visit: manhattanchamberplatyers.com/mariposa

Welcome, Dr. Grantier!
06/03/2021

Welcome, Dr. Grantier!

Hey CPVA!

We are honored and excited to welcome Dr. Laura D. Grantier to our faculty as the new Director of Woodwinds. Dr. Grantier, a native of Natchez, Mississippi, earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Alabama, an MBA from Averett University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Catholic University of America. From 1995-2021 she was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. where she served as Principal Clarinet, Woodwind Leader, Clarinet Section Leader, and Harborwinds Clarinet Quartet Leader. She performed over 2,250 public concerts, military ceremonies, education workshops, and high-profile protocol engagements for high-ranking dignitaries, including the President of the United States, Vice President of the United States, and Secretary of the Navy.

Meet the Hal Campbell String Quartet! The student group was formed to honor the legacy of Dr. Hal K. Campbell (1927-2020...
05/21/2021

Meet the Hal Campbell String Quartet! The student group was formed to honor the legacy of Dr. Hal K. Campbell (1927-2020), who taught at SUU for many years and served as Music Department Chair and Dean of Arts and Letters.

The SUU Music Department is excited to announce the newest addition to our faculty, Dr. Laura Grantier. She is currently...
05/17/2021

The SUU Music Department is excited to announce the newest addition to our faculty, Dr. Laura Grantier. She is currently living in Washington, DC, but will be heading to Cedar City this summer.

Dr. Laura D. Grantier, a native of Natchez, MS, earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Alabama in 1993, an MBA from Averett University in 2003, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Catholic University of America in 2012. From 1995-2021 she was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. where she served as Principal Clarinet, Woodwind Leader, Clarinet Section Leader, and Harborwinds Clarinet Quartet Leader. She performed over 2,250 public concerts, military ceremonies, education workshops, and high-profile protocol engagements for high-ranking dignitaries, including the President of the United States, Vice President of the United States, and Secretary of the Navy.

Prior to her appointment with the United States Navy Band, she was pursuing a Master of Music at the Eastman School of Music. As a student, Dr. Grantier won the University of Alabama and CUA Concerto Competitions and traveled to Guatemala and Costa Rica to perform recitals and teach masterclasses. She has performed at the Morges Music Festival in Morges, Switzerland, and with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Annapolis, Arlington, McLean, New World, Tuscaloosa Symphonies, and the National Symphony Orchestra. She was principal clarinet of the American-Russian Youth Orchestra in 1995 and was a semi-finalist in the 1992 Ciudad de Dos Hermanas competition in Seville, Spain and the 1996 International Clarinet Association Young Artists Competition in Paris, France. She has appeared on multiple occasions as soloist with the United States Navy Band, including the 2014 Midwest Orchestra and Band Clinic in Chicago, as well as national tours. She has also appeared as soloist with the Alabama Symphony, Susquehanna Wind Ensemble, Alabama Wind Ensemble, Capitol Wind Symphony, and was also a featured soloist at the 2013 CMEA conference, the 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2019 International Clarinet Association Conferences, at Clarinetissimo, in Seattle, the 2009 GMEA conference, and the 23rd annual Alabama Honor Band Festival.

In 2012, she founded Navy Band Clarinet Day, an annual education outreach symposium for music students and clarinet enthusiasts of all abilities that provide musical enrichment and interaction with Navy Band clarinetists and guests artists representing the pinnacle of the profession from the orchestral/band and academic arenas. Now in its ninth year, the symposium is presented in person to 125 participants annually and livestreamed to 23,000 online viewers globally. Past guest artists include Richie Hawley, Sean Osborn, Ricardo Morales, Jeremy Reynolds, Eugene Mondie, Larry Combs, Julie DeRoche, Mark Gallagher, Kathy Mulcahy, Robert DiLutis, and Mitch Estrin.

Dedicated to health and fitness, she has worked as a certified Spin and Insanity instructor and enjoys spending time with family hiking and mountain biking in Utah and Colorado. She is excited to finally be in a part of the country that has brought her so much joy and peace over the last two decades. Her goal in her new position at SUU is to draw from her own vast and diverse experience to prepare her students for an ever-evolving professional landscape with a deep appreciation and insatiable curiosity for the art of music.

photo credit: David Aspinwall

The SUU Music Department is excited to announce the newest addition to our faculty, Dr. Laura Grantier. She is currently living in Washington, DC, but will be heading to Cedar City this summer.

Dr. Laura D. Grantier, a native of Natchez, MS, earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Alabama in 1993, an MBA from Averett University in 2003, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Catholic University of America in 2012. From 1995-2021 she was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. where she served as Principal Clarinet, Woodwind Leader, Clarinet Section Leader, and Harborwinds Clarinet Quartet Leader. She performed over 2,250 public concerts, military ceremonies, education workshops, and high-profile protocol engagements for high-ranking dignitaries, including the President of the United States, Vice President of the United States, and Secretary of the Navy.

Prior to her appointment with the United States Navy Band, she was pursuing a Master of Music at the Eastman School of Music. As a student, Dr. Grantier won the University of Alabama and CUA Concerto Competitions and traveled to Guatemala and Costa Rica to perform recitals and teach masterclasses. She has performed at the Morges Music Festival in Morges, Switzerland, and with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Annapolis, Arlington, McLean, New World, Tuscaloosa Symphonies, and the National Symphony Orchestra. She was principal clarinet of the American-Russian Youth Orchestra in 1995 and was a semi-finalist in the 1992 Ciudad de Dos Hermanas competition in Seville, Spain and the 1996 International Clarinet Association Young Artists Competition in Paris, France. She has appeared on multiple occasions as soloist with the United States Navy Band, including the 2014 Midwest Orchestra and Band Clinic in Chicago, as well as national tours. She has also appeared as soloist with the Alabama Symphony, Susquehanna Wind Ensemble, Alabama Wind Ensemble, Capitol Wind Symphony, and was also a featured soloist at the 2013 CMEA conference, the 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2019 International Clarinet Association Conferences, at Clarinetissimo, in Seattle, the 2009 GMEA conference, and the 23rd annual Alabama Honor Band Festival.

In 2012, she founded Navy Band Clarinet Day, an annual education outreach symposium for music students and clarinet enthusiasts of all abilities that provide musical enrichment and interaction with Navy Band clarinetists and guests artists representing the pinnacle of the profession from the orchestral/band and academic arenas. Now in its ninth year, the symposium is presented in person to 125 participants annually and livestreamed to 23,000 online viewers globally. Past guest artists include Richie Hawley, Sean Osborn, Ricardo Morales, Jeremy Reynolds, Eugene Mondie, Larry Combs, Julie DeRoche, Mark Gallagher, Kathy Mulcahy, Robert DiLutis, and Mitch Estrin.

Dedicated to health and fitness, she has worked as a certified Spin and Insanity instructor and enjoys spending time with family hiking and mountain biking in Utah and Colorado. She is excited to finally be in a part of the country that has brought her so much joy and peace over the last two decades. Her goal in her new position at SUU is to draw from her own vast and diverse experience to prepare her students for an ever-evolving professional landscape with a deep appreciation and insatiable curiosity for the art of music.

photo credit: David Aspinwall

05/13/2021

The SUU Percussion Ensemble presents Moving Mountains by Adam Hopper. It was a difficult year performing without live audiences, but it has been inspiring to observe our students' perseverance and creativity!

05/11/2021

The Piano Ensemble also wrote a second piece this semester - "Our OPUS 2"

Congratulations to all of our students who performed degree recitals during this more than challenging year! Conner Cush...
05/04/2021

Congratulations to all of our students who performed degree recitals during this more than challenging year! Conner Cushman's senior percussion recital was the last one in a string of impressive performances.

Congratulations to all CPVA graduates!
05/02/2021

Congratulations to all CPVA graduates!

Thank you to Megan Goodrich, Addie Naegle, the Wind Symphony and our choirs for making the 2021 Commencement special!
04/30/2021

Thank you to Megan Goodrich, Addie Naegle, the Wind Symphony and our choirs for making the 2021 Commencement special!

Drumline is back this Fall!  All experience levels welcome!! Come drum with us!
04/30/2021

Drumline is back this Fall! All experience levels welcome!! Come drum with us!

Drumline is back this Fall! All experience levels welcome!! Come drum with us!

04/29/2021

The SUU Piano Ensemble did a thing...

Tonight: Megan Goodrich will be presenting her Sr. Voice Recital at 8 pm. See  suu.edu/pva/music/webcasts.html for strea...
04/02/2021

Tonight: Megan Goodrich will be presenting her Sr. Voice Recital at 8 pm. See suu.edu/pva/music/webcasts.html for streaming and program info.

Tonight: Megan Goodrich will be presenting her Sr. Voice Recital at 8 pm. See suu.edu/pva/music/webcasts.html for streaming and program info.

Join us tonight at 7:30 as SUU’s Wind Symphony combines with Cedar and Canyon View High Schools’ symphonic bands to put ...
03/22/2021

Join us tonight at 7:30 as SUU’s Wind Symphony combines with Cedar and Canyon View High Schools’ symphonic bands to put on a concert that’s sure to amaze you!

Livestream link: https://youtu.be/14FBHL4-_pM

Program link:https://www.suu.edu/pva/music/wind-symphony-3-22-program.pdf

See you there. 🙂🎺 @ Southern Utah University

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Some of you may remember Malinda Pfundstein, who taught in the musical theater program here at SUU. She sent me the following to get the word out. If any of you have interest, click on the link provided for more information. I am reaching out in the final days of intake for the Statera Mentorship Program, and am hoping you will be willing to share this information with your colleagues and former or current students for the combined LV and Southern Utah chapter, and the interests of the applicant mentees are quite varied. It costs nothing but time and experience to join as a mentor (women and non-binary); and $30 for mentees. The class starts March 1st, and requires just 2-hours a month for 6 months, which can be by phone, video chat, or in person if possible. Here is the link for the Las Vegas / S. Utah Mentorship chapter. https://stateraarts.org/las-vegas-mentorship. #stateramentorship
Hello! Please fill out this form if you're interesting at all in attending the UMEA Conference this year. https://forms.gle/VDBuvHiYJRizWYV2A If you've already put down your info in person, or are not a student, then don't worry about filling this out.
SUU Music Department presents "All Sondheim" A tribute to Steven Sondheim. November 13-16, 2019 in Thorley recital hall in the Music Building at 7:30 pm. - Admission is FREE
Hello Music Students, We have a request for a group of students who might have or know of a mariachi band that wants to play on Sunday afternoons at the new Puerto Vallarta restaurant located at the Ramada Inn. If you have any questions please call Dolores Barton at 661-238-5344. Thank you and see you all soon.
Hey Everyone; here is the survey that we would like every student to fill out. It will go over ideas for new courses, degree's, and seminars from our professors. We love what SUU has to offer, and we would love it if more people were able to participate. Please take the time to take this survey so that your voice can be heard in what you are expecting from your education.
Songwriters and Producers Wanted!!!
For those of you who are interested in continuing to expand your education now that you have your degree. My life was completely changed after working with the two Hungarian professors at this summer course. The way they view music is incredible and shows what a lifetime of solid music education can do for a person. The early bird registration ends today (tomorrow it jumps $40!)
Dear Friends, Some of you may be aware, others not, but Donna has accepted a new position in Washington County down south where it's warm. She will be closer to her kids and more importantly to her grandbabies! We are sad to see her go, but wish her well in her future endeavors. I would like to invite you all to an open house to wish her well and say thanks for her incredible contribution to the music department. Monday July 17, 7-9 pm., The Bradshaw home (2884 W.Eagle Ridge Loop). Of course, food will be a part of the evening. Please spread the word to those who have been in the department. Dr. B
Music always sounds sweeter with a scholarship. Take a look in the next measures for a rest from tuition stress.
Cedar City Music Store and Studio is holding an event to celebrate music! They are looking for people to perform in 10 minute slots (you can take a couple slots) from 11am-8pm. It's a great opportunity to perform if anyone is interested. Here are some more details. Let me know if you're interested and I can sign you up or you can go to the store and sign up in person.
The SUU music department provides students with incredible opportunities, like singing with the wonderful #NathanPacheco!
The SUU choir at our last Flashmob!