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Ensembles and Departments

Southern has six main ensembles that offer students of all skill levels the opportunity to expand their musical knowledge and experience. In addition, there are a number of smaller groups on campus in which students can exercise their talents while making new friends.


Our musical groups are our ambassadors. They travel the world, showcasing Southern Adventist University's talent. To be a part of one is a commitment to bettering yourself and enriching the lives of others.


Honors Instrumental Music Festival 2015

February 18-21, 2015  |  More information will be posted in August

Symphonic Band

Ken Parsons, conductor

Band auditions are due on November 3, 2014
Accepted formats: CD, MP3 files, WAV files
Email Ken Parsons if you need more information.

Band audition sheet music »

String Orchestra

Laurie Minner, conductor

Email Laurie Minner for audition information.


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Music for Everyone

All music ensembles and private lessons are available to all interested students. Although music majors create the nucleus of the ensembles, most of the ensemble members are general students who perform simply for the sheer pleasure of making music and developing their talents.


Yolande Burrus
or 423.236.2880