The Southwestern College Summer Music Festival Returns June 9-15
Winfield, KS
05/10/2019 02:41 PM
Southwestern College will host the Summer Music Festival, sponsored by the V.J. Wilkins Foundation in Cowley County, June 9-15 on the SC campus.
The festival is for students ages 13-18.  Campers will choose from tracks in band, choir, orchestra, and piano.  The daily schedule will include ensemble rehearsals, technique class, practice time, recreation time, and much more.  
“Whether you are a beginner who loves to make music or you are a serious, all-state caliber musician, the Summer Music Festival has a place for you,” says festival dean Timothy Shook.  “Our camp is a great opportunity to interact with your peers and work with award-winning educators at our camp on the beautiful campus of Southwestern College.”
The tracks are led by:
·       Band-Jeremy Kirk, assistant professor of music at Southwestern.
·       Choir-Aaron Knodle, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at Southwestern.
·       Orchestra- Amber Peterson, assistant professor of music at Southwestern College, the Mazie Barnett Kilmer Chair for String Education, and the conductor of the South Kansas Symphony.
·       Piano-Timothy Shook, festival dean and chair of the Division of Performing Arts at Southwestern College.  Shook also operates a large independent piano studio in Wichita.
Through the support of the Wilkins Foundation of Cowley County, George Cole Family, and anonymous donors, the all-inclusive cost for the week-long festival is $450.  Performance and need-based scholarships are available.
To register for the Southwestern College Summer Music Festival, call Brittany Donals, director of camps, conferences, and events, at (620) 229-6141, email , or visit the website at .
Brittany Donals
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