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WSC Provides Musical Growth Opportunities for Junior and Senior High School Students

Published Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Three musical opportunities at WSC offer enrichment activities with college faculty, college students, and trained musicians.

Wayne State College Department of Music announces three upcoming events cultivating the musical talents of junior high and high school students. Each event offers students music enrichment activities with college faculty, college students, and trained musicians.

The 2018 Festival of Honor Bands on Saturday, Jan. 27, features high school musicians from Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota who participate based on audition. The daylong event allows students to rehearse with one of three clinicians, culminating in a 4:30 p.m. concert in Ramsey Theatre. This year’s clinicians are Bob Gibson from Sacred Heart/Bishop Heelan in Sioux City, Iowa, and Brad Weber and Dr. Josh Calkin from Wayne State College. Admission for this entertaining concert is $5 at the door. 

Learn more about the Festival of Honor Bands.

The 2018 Honor Choir Festival takes place Friday, Feb. 2. High school students from Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota spend their day working on vocal techniques with Wayne State College faculty. Rehearsals conclude with a 4 p.m. concert in Rice Auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults. Student attendance is free.

Learn more about the Honor Choir Festival.

The fourth annual Piano Day on Friday, Feb. 16, offers students opportunities to develop their piano skills through workshops, presentations, and a master class. Participants enjoy a unique keyboard ensemble playing experience. Students ages 11 to 18 are welcome to participate at no cost with lunch provided. The event begins at 9 a.m., ending with a 1 p.m. concert by WSC students in Ramsey Theatre. This concert is free and open to the public.

Registration deadline for Piano Day is Monday, Feb. 12. To register or for more information, contact Wayne State College Professor of Piano and Technology Dr. Angela Miller-Niles at 402-375-7514 or email anmille1@wsc.edu.

Learn more about Piano Day.

For more information, please contact the WSC Music Department at 402-375-7359.