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FINE ARTS 2019-2020


from the desk of

DR. JOAN GRIFFING Fine Arts Division Chair

Welcome to the 2019-2020 season of Fine Arts at Friends University! As you peruse the brochure, I hope you will mark your calendars with some of the enticing events that pique your interest, from the traditional to the new. We look forward to having you join us as we celebrate the arts at Friends! Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “There is nothing permanent except change”and change is upon us here at Friends. We are happy to be welcoming four new full time music faculty members in choral, band/ music education, orchestra and jazz, as well as several new part time fine arts faculty in the Division. Each person is bringing a high level of artistic expertise, passion for education, and professional experience that will benefit our students in a host of ways. We are also happily welcoming a new large class of talented fine arts students to our Division. Our family of fine arts faculty members, students and staff continues to grow, create and collaborate together on a daily basis. These are exciting times at Friends! I am very pleased to announce that this fall we are beginning a new Music Theatre degree program as well as reinstating the Theatre major. Both these degrees are integral to a well-rounded fine arts division where all art forms are interconnected and supportive of one another. They will provide growth in student enrollment, enhanced learning opportunities, increased exposure to a wider roster of guest artists, as well as more performances for our audiences to enjoy. We look forward to your support of these new endeavors and encourage your feedback! One new event you don’t want to miss is the Residency with Quaker composer Gwyneth Walker in late March-early April. The interdisciplinary nature of her work means that many artists will be joining forces: the Friends Concert Choir, University Orchestra, Wichita Community Children’s Choir, photographer Mickey Shannon, guest artists Musica Harmonia, members of the Native American community, Friends ballet students, and other students and faculty. Author, educator and motivational speaker William Arthur Ward wrote,

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A NOTE FROM THE CHAIR

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JAZZ MUSIC

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DISCOVER THE FINE ARTS

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VISUAL ARTS

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VOCAL MUSIC

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BALLET PERFORMANCE

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INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

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THEATRE & MUSIC THEATRE

The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of life is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.

His words express the essence of what the fine arts impart to our students at Friends. We look forward to sharing these lessons with you, our audience. Enjoy, discover and delight in the fine arts this season!

Dr. Joan Griffing Tim & Gail Buchanan Endowed Chair Division of Fine Arts

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FACULTY & STAFF


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oin us for any of the following events designed to acquaint prospective students with the outstanding Fine Arts programs at Friends University.

Fine Arts Showcase Days Showcase Days are designed to allow you the opportunity to see what we’re about! See how you might fit in our program, sit in on a rehearsal, ask questions to a student panel, take a lesson, audition for scholarships, have your portfolio reviewed and enjoy a free lunch. For more information, please call 316-295-5536. Vocal

Instrumental Theatre

Jazz

Visual Arts

Ballet

Communications

Friday, Oct. 18 Monday, Nov. 11 Friday, Dec. 6 Friday, Jan. 24 Monday, Feb. 17 Friday, March 27

Show Me the Money

Art Challenge

Garvey Art Center This free event helps high school juniors and seniors prepare an art portfolio to apply for art scholarships. Students work on their portfolios in graphics, studio art, media or art education. Professional speakers, as well as current students and faculty, lead participants through the process.

Garvey Art Center Join the Friends University Art Department for the 15th Annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even lead to scholarship offers.

Friday, Oct. 4

Sing It! Vocal Festival Thursday, Feb. 6

Sebits Auditorium The Singing Quakers, Concert Choir and Jazz Vocal Ensemble will share the stage with some of Kansas’ top high school choirs for this day-long festival.

26th Annual Jazz Festival Friday, Feb. 14 Saturday, Feb. 15

Riney Fine Arts Center Join the Friends University jazz department for two days of great music and learning. Guest artists conduct master classes and work with student jazz groups from across the state.

Friday, March 6

Pre-Festival Band Clinic Wednesday, March 25

Riney Fine Arts Center This event is designed to give bands an opportunity to perform contest literature in the festival format and receive feedback immediately following their performance. Set three weeks prior to State Large Group Music Festival, bands will have ample time to return home with feedback from the clinicians and make adjustments as necessary. All are welcome to sit in on the band’s performances.

For more information on any of these events, please visit friends.edu/finearts.

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he comprehensive vocal program at Friends University includes four choral ensembles, music theatre, opera productions, vocal jazz and choral-orchestral masterworks. Friends University choirs are frequently invited to perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association annual convention and to collaborate with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.

Singing Quakers Alumni Choir Concert

student

HIGH LIGHT

“25th Anniversary Celebration” Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Eastminster Presbyterian Church Adults: $12 | Seniors & Students: $10

The 2019 Italy and Austria tour was a once in a lifetime experience to sing with my favorite people in some of the most beautiful parts of the world. The growth I had musically, spiritually and culturally have helped me to become a better version of myself.

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Die Fledermaus

An operetta by Johann Strauss Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m. A joint production of the Friends Music and Ballet Departments.

Bright Star

Sebits Auditorium Adults: $16 | Seniors & Students: $12

Sebits Auditorium

Singing Quakers Home Concert

Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.

E M I LY CHANCELLOR

Each year, selected high school choirs are invited to the Sing It! Vocal Festival to join forces with Friends University choirs to study and perform under the baton of internationally-renowned specialists in choral music. The choral and vocal faculty regularly offer out-of-the-classroom learning experiences through national and international touring, opera study abroad, performing

Adults: $12 | Seniors & Students: $9

Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m.

Christmas Candlelight

Sebits Auditorium Adults: $16 | Seniors & Students: $12

Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m.

Sebits Auditorium Adults: $16 | Seniors & Students: $12

Sing It! Vocal Festival

Thursday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Featuring guest conductor Tesfa Wondemagegnehu Sebits Auditorium Adults: $6 | Seniors & Students: $3

at professional music education conferences, and service-learning. Ensembles have performed across the United States and Canada, as well as Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Costa Rica. The Singing Quakers, the oldest musical organization at Friends University, have also been featured on national television and have performed at the White House, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Musical Theatre Scenes Program

Thursday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium | Free

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Symphony of Spring A Broadway Showcase “Let’s Dance!” Friday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m.

Sebits Auditorium Adults: $16 | Seniors & Students: $12

Concert Choir Coffeehouse

Sunday, April 26, 7 p.m. Casado Campus Center | Free

Concert Choir

Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m. Featuring the Wichita Community Children’s Choir Sebits Auditorium Adults: $9 | Seniors & Students: $6


Community Orchestra

Band Concert

Percussion Group

Sebits Auditorium Adults: $9 | Seniors & Students: $6

Sebits Auditorium Adults: $6 | Seniors & Students: $3

Sebits Auditorium | Free

Courtesy photos by Dr. Joseph Myers

Monday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Sinfonietta Orchestra

new faculty

Sebits Auditorium | Free

H IGH LIGHT

Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.

D E NRESIDENCY C Y W WITH ITH COMPOSER AMERICAN COMPOSER

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ALKER April 1-2, 2019

Chamber Music with Gwyneth Walker

Wednesday, April 1, 1 p.m. Featuring the Friends University Ballet Department Riney Fine Arts Gallery Free

Widely performed throughout the country, the music of c o m p o s e r

GW Y NETH WA L K E R

is b e loved by performers and audiences alike for its energy, beauty, reverence, drama, and humor. www.gwynethwalker.com

Community Orchestra

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m. Featuring the Kansas premiere of Walker’s “Earth and Sky” with the string trio Musica Harmonia. Also starring winners from the Miller Concerto/Aria and Wichita piano teacher association competitions. Sebits Auditorium Adults: $9 | Seniors & Students: $6

Flute Choir Concert

Monday, Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium | Free

Band Concert

Monday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium Adults: $6 | Seniors & Students: $3

Band Concert

S H AW N KNOPP

Monday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium Adults: $6 | Seniors & Students: $3

Percussion Group

Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium | Free

Sinfonietta Orchestra Thursday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium | Free

Outdoor Band Concert Sunday, May 3, 2 p.m.

Featuring Earnest Alexander Rose Window Plaza | Free

I am excited to begin my time developing the next generation of music educators and working together to carry on the tradition of excellence in instrumental music at Friends.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Chamber ensembles include the Percussion Ensemble, Flute Choir, Clarinet Quartet, Brass Quintet, Tuba Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet and String Ensemble. Instrumental ensembles regularly perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association annual convention.

INSTRUMENTAL

The Sinfonietta Orchestra, previously known as the Chamber Orchestra, primarily performs string literature and collaborates regularly with guest soloists. Friends University Community Orchestra includes students, faculty and community members and performs standard full orchestra compositions.

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nstrumental music is a vibrant part of the division. Students from across campus, regardless of major, have an opportunity to learn and perform in a variety of wind or string ensembles. The Concert Band collaborates regularly with guest artists and composers to perform some of the greatest new and standard literature from the wind band repertoire.

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& MUSIC THEATRE THE ATRE

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heatre productions offer a variety of opportunities to perform, collaborate, create and produce stage plays, musical theatre, improvisation and original scripts. At Friends, this means students can participate in performance or production leading to a theatre degree, which partners well with a

number of academic paths. Students come to learn creative ways to solve their educational, vocational and artistic problems using critical thinking skills based upon solid work experience in theatrical performance and production. This sets the stage for success in many areas of endeavor. Theatre at Friends means ensemble: working intimately

Fools

Radium Girls

Friday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m. A comic fable by Neil Simon. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd. Sebits Auditorium Adults: $12 | Seniors & Students: $9

Bright Star

Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m. A drama based upon the true story by D. W. Gregory. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Co. Sebits Auditorium Adults: $12 | Seniors & Students: $9

Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. Featuring the Tony-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South.

Die Fledermaus

Sebits Auditorium Adults: $12 | Seniors & Students: $9

Sebits Auditorium Adults: $16 | Seniors & Students: $12

with others toward creative ends. Theatre at Friends also means working independently: setting goals, becoming motivated and meeting deadlines. Theatre at Friends means good play joins good work in a fun and creative community. A variety of annual productions and projects provide ample opportunity for students to perform, create and learn.

Student Directed One-Acts

Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Studio Theatre | Free

Musical Theatre Scenes Program

Thursday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium | Free

Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m. Operetta by Johann Strauss with a libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée. A joint production of the Friends University Music and Ballet Departments.

Courtesy photos by Dr. Joseph Myers and Prof. Kurt Priebe

C A I T LY N FOX

I’m excited to start the music theatre degree at Friends! Since it’s a smaller school / program, it will be very focused on individual improvements and community involvement.

The Secret Garden

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Frankenstein

Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes


recognized guest artists, performing in venues throughout Wichita and international touring and travel (Havana Cuba Jazz Festival in 2012 and Europe in 2008 and 2010 ).

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concentration performance degree, improvisation classes and private jazz lessons on all instruments. Each spring Friends University hosts a twoday festival featuring nationally known jazz artists. Out-of-the-classroom learning experiences include working with nationally

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he jazz department is unique in the opportunities it provides for playing and studying jazz in a small university setting. Students participate in a variety of jazz ensembles, including two big bands, a jazz vocal ensemble and four jazz combos. Also offered are a jazz

new faculty

H IGH LIGHT

Courtesy photos by Greg Newby

Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz trumpeter Dr. Todd Kelly. Sebits Auditorium Adults: $12 | Seniors & Students: $9

Jazz Ensemble II & Jazz Vocal Ensemble Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. Adults: $6 | Seniors & Students: $3

Jazz Combos & Jazz Ensemble I Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Sebits Auditorium Adults: $6 | Seniors & Students: $3

27th Annual Jazz Festival

Friday & Saturday, Feb. 14-15 Riney Fine Arts Center Daytime events are free and open to the public

Jazz Festival Headliner Concert

Saturday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. Featuring trumpeter Bobby Shew and the Friends University Jazz Combos Sebits Auditorium Adults: $16 | Seniors & Students: $12

Jazz Vocal Ensemble & Jazz Combos

Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium Adults: $6 | Seniors & Students: $3

ROBERT BROOKS

Senior Night Jazz Concert Friday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Jazz Ensemble I and II Sebits Auditorium Adults: $6 | Seniors & Students: $3

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I look forward to joining the faculty at Friends University, working with dedicated students and performing in the Wichita music community.

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The Universal Language of Jazz

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major in the visual arts at Friends University allows students the opportunity to study studio art (drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics or photography) graphic arts,

communications (media/visual) and art education. Skilled faculty teach creativity and design as a foundation of the curriculum with an expectation that all students will create a professional portfolio as a

result of their study and work. Students experience hands-on work in the studio or computer lab along with opportunities for out-of-the-classroom learning.

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HIGH LIGHT

Join us at a First Friday gallery opening! View the art, meet the artist, and enjoy light refreshments.

Hannah Scott Gallery Opening

Tim Stone Gallery Opening

Senior Art Show Gallery Opening

On display through Sept. 28 Riney Fine Arts Gallery | Free

On display through Feb. 1 Riney Fine Arts Gallery | Free

Garvey Center (Downtown) 250 W. Douglas • Wichita, KS 67202 Free

Matthew Thonen Gallery Opening

Bernardo Treviso Gallery Opening

Friday, Sept. 6, 5-7 p.m.

PAY T O N R E AV E S

“ I have gained so much knowledge from the art education program here at Friends, from the classes to observations, networking events, and learning from my professors and peers.

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Friday, Oct. 4, 5-7 p.m. Featuring art education student, Payton Reaves On display through Oct. 26 Riney Fine Arts Gallery | Free

Michelle Nooney Gallery Opening

Friday, Nov. 1, 5-7 p.m. On display through Nov. 30 Riney Fine Arts Gallery | Free

Friday, Dec. 6, 5-7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 7, 5-7 p.m. On display through Feb. 29 Riney Fine Arts Gallery | Free

Richard Davis Gallery Opening

Friday, March 6, 5-7 p.m. On display through March 28 Riney Fine Arts Gallery | Free

Friday, April 3, 6-8 p.m.

Judy Dove Gallery Opening

Friday, April 3, 5-7 p.m. On display through April 25 Riney Fine Arts Gallery | Free

Student & Faculty Gallery Opening Friday, May 1, 5-7 p.m.

On display through Aug. 29 Riney Fine Arts Gallery | Free


Friends University’s ballet department involves a number of guest artists, teachers and choreographers each year. Our repertoire includes ballets by George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, Dominic Walsh, Shawn Stevens and many others. We are committed to introducing our dancers to current artists in the world of dance at large.

Courtesy photo by Dr. Joseph Myers

BALLET

Our goal is to offer a ballet education that creates talented performing artists so they may achieve their future goals and become confident leaders in their profession. Final projects are designed to propel students into creative, successful careers. A nurturing and supportive environment, combined with professional ballet training, enables dancers to reach their full potential physically as their passion for arts education increases.

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he Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet degree is designed to foster excellence in preparation for a professional career in the world of ballet with opportunities for additional studies in teaching, administration and therapy. Each ballet degree plan can be uniquely designed for individual students depending on interest, ability and goals. A dance minor is offered for students seeking a major in another discipline.

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H IGH LIGHT

ALICIA PA N Z E R

Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Featuring Ingrid Silva from the Ballet Theatre of Harlem Sebits Auditorium Adults: $12 | Seniors & Students: $9

Ellington’s Nutcracker

Friday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Featuring Jermey Edmonson, freelance dancer from New Mexico. Friday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Featuring Dandara Amorim Veiga and Lyvan Verdecia from Ballet Hispanico in New York City. Sebits Auditorium Adults: $16 | Seniors & Students: $12

Die Fledermaus

Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m. Operetta by Johann Strauss with a libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée. Featuring guest choreographer William “Bill” Evans. Sebits Auditorium Adults: $16 | Seniors & Students: $12

Friend’s Christ“focused program teaches us to honor God through celebrating our whole selves- body, mind and spirit. It is a healthy, accepting atmosphere where deep beauty is prized and our walk with God is nourished.

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Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

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offers students a traditional college experience with liberal arts and professional programs that represent a broad range of academic majors.

The Fine Arts Division

exists for the creation and study of the arts. We provide students educational and creative experiences that integrate professional artistic standards with the academic inquiry of the liberal arts, Christian tradition and our Quaker heritage. Students and faculty develop their craft and vocation while engaging audiences and serving the community. Dedicated faculty guide instruction in a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum, mentoring students to experience the transforming power of the arts and to excel in their profession. The Division of Fine Arts fosters a long tradition of excellence. We have had performing arts on our campus since 1900 and visual arts since 1917. This heritage informs our 21st century model of providing outstanding educational and creative experiences through dedicated faculty/mentors, more than 20 guest musicians, choreographers and artists, and 150 concerts, performances, exhibits and events annually. A commitment to creating out-of-the-classroom learning experiences and inviting guest artists to campus exposes our students and faculty to relevant, artistic creativity and innovation. It also serves as a valuable source of inspiration and a model for successful careers in the arts.


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11/1: Michelle Nooney Gallery Opening 11/4: Band Concert 11/5: Percussion Group 11/8: Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble I 11/9: Singing Quaker Alumni Concert 11/11: Fine Arts Showcase 11/15-11/17: Bright Star (musical) 11/19: Sinfonietta Orchestra 11/25: Flute Choir Concert

12/6: Fine Arts Showcase 12/6: Tim Stone Gallery Opening 12/6-12/8: Christmas Candlelight 12/13-15; 12/20-21: Ellington’s Nutcracker

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4/1: Community Orchestra 4/1: Chamber Music with Gwyneth Walker 4/2: Concert Choir 4/3: Judy Dove and Senior Gallery Opening 4/3-4/4: Student Directed One-Acts 4/6: Band Concert 4/7: Percussion Group 4/9: Sinfonietta Orchestra 4/17-18: Another River Interdisciplinary Ensemble 4/24-26: Symphony of Spring 4/26: Concert Choir Coffeehouse 4/30: Musical Theatre Scenes Program 5/1: Senior Jazz Night 5/1: Student and Faculty Gallery Opening 5/3: Outdoor Band Concert


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Some performances are general admission and others are assigned seating only. Please plan accordingly if particular seating is preferred. Handicap seating is available on request and on a first-come, first-served basis.

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FACULTY & STAFF DR. JOAN GRIFFING

TEACHING AFFILIATES

KURT PRIEBE

Assistant Professor of Drama and Media

TONI LIBHART

Charleen Ayers, Voice Performance Cindy Blasdel, Theory, Singing Quakers Accompanist Steve Blasdel, Choral Arranging Dr. Lara Brooks, Voice Performance Natalie Brown, Art Education Kay Buskirk, Viola, Director of Sinfonietta Seth Carrithers, Jazz Bass Debra Cox, Ceramics Randy Crow, Brass Methods Howard Glanton, Classical Guitar Bill Glenn, Drum Set Chelley Graves, Violin Susi Haynes, Concert Choir Accompanist Amy Hoffman, Flute Denise Kintzel, French Horn Ann Krone, Aesthetics of Visual Arts Gary Leopold, Trumpet LaVonna Loesch, Piano Class Susan Mayo, Cello Lauren Miller, Computer Print Technologies Kirsten Moler, String Bass Leslie Nicholas, Clarinet Greg Nickel, Tuba Ellen Rife, Art History Nicholas Schroeder, Jazz Brass Andy Slater, Percussion Steve Slater, Trombone Casey Smith, Sculpture Joshua Smith, Photography, Printmaking Holly Taylor, Music Education, Aesthetics of Music Cindy Thompson, Oboe Laurie Thornton, Woodwind Methods Dr. Charles Turley, Voice Kimme Whittemore, Bassoon Russell Widener, Brass Kelsea Wright, Yoga Randall Zellers, Jazz Guitar

libhat@friends.edu 316-295-5536

For more detailed information on staff and faculty, please visit friends.edu/directory.

Tim & Gail Buchanan Endowed Chair Division of Fine Arts

joan_griffing@friends.edu 316-295-5849

DR. ROBERT BROOKS Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Jazz

robert_brooks@friends.edu 316-295-5616

DR. LILLIAN GREEN

Assistant Professor of Strings; Director of Strings

priebek@friends.edu 316-295-5601

DR. MATTHEW SCHLONEGER

Associate Professor of Voice

matthew_schloneger@friends.edu 316-295-5565

KAREN SCROGGINS

Assistant Professor of Graphic Arts; Director of Visual Arts Program and Art Education

lillian_green@friends.edu 316-295-5857

scroggins@friends.edu 316-295-5913

DR. DALE HEIDEBRECHT

ANDREA VAZQUEZ AGUIRRE

Visiting Choral Director (Singing Quakers director)

dale_heidebrecht@friends.edu 316-295-5553

ROLAINE HETHERINGTON

Assistant Professor of Music/Applied Voice (Concert Choir director)

hetherington@friends.edu 316-295-5533

Assistant Professor of Dance; Director of Ballet

andrea_vazquez_aguir@friends.edu 316-295-5848

ROBERT HETT

Director of Technical Services

bhett@friends.edu 316-295-5199

ROBYN MABE

Assistant Professor of Piano

Administrative Assistant to Fine Arts Division Chair

knightjh@friends.edu 316-295-5532

maber@friends.edu 316-295-5548

SHAWN KNOPP

TAMIE RAINS

DR. JAMES KNIGHT

Assistant Professor of Music Education; Director of Bands

shawn_knopp@friends.edu 316-295-5535

AARON KRONE

Assistant Professor of Art

kroneaa@friends.edu 316-295-5614

Financial Administrative Assistant

tamie_rains@friends.edu 316-295-5877

ALYSSA WHALEN

Fine Arts Events Coordinator

alyssa_whalen@friends.edu 316-295-5537

Assistant Professor of Music; Academic Recruitment Coordinator

DR. DALE HEIDEBRECHT

I’m looking forward to joining the fabulous faculty at Friends University and working with the students and the Community Orchestra.

I am honored to build upon the exceptional music legacy at Friends University and excited to return home to Kansas.

H IG H LIGHT

DR. LILLIAN GREEN

new faculty

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FINE ARTS 2019-20

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2019-2020 Fine Arts Brochure  

Welcome to the 2019-2020 season of Fine Arts at Friends University! As you peruse the brochure, I hope you will mark your calendars with som...

2019-2020 Fine Arts Brochure  

Welcome to the 2019-2020 season of Fine Arts at Friends University! As you peruse the brochure, I hope you will mark your calendars with som...

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