College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education
Fine Arts | 2013-14
Friends University Mission We are informed by the Quaker heritage of Friends University. We also are rooted both in the liberal arts tradition and in the Christian intellectual tradition. Because of these roots, we insist that our students learn, inside and outside the classroom, to integrate their intellectual lives with their social and spiritual lives in ways that will improve the world. In doing our work authentically, we prepare our students to adapt to change and to make a difference. Values • We believe that the underlying mission of all higher education is the search for truth. Grounded in the Christian intellectual tradition and our Quaker heritage, we affirm that truth is of and from God, and that our search is lifelong. • We insist that the search for truth be characterized by excellence and informed by integrity. Excellence demands that our best is always becoming better, and integrity means that we are honest with ourselves and with others. In our practice of excellence and integrity, we each take responsibility for what we do and say. • As searchers and learners, we support curiosity and research, and assign great value to diversity of experience. As people who value such diversity and openness, we approach new situations and people with good will and humility. We believe in equity and in the dignity of all people. • As a community, we accept and cherish our responsibility to care for one another in our learning and working relationships. We understand that a part of that care must be to become better stewards of what we have been given. We take care of the future as if we already are there. Vision Friends University will become a regional university with national programs and an international presence. College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education The College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education 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 integrating professional artistic standards with the academic inquiry of the liberal arts. Students and faculty develop their craft and vocation, while engaging audiences and serving the community. Committed faculty mentors guide instruction in a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum, preparing students to experience both the transforming power of the arts and to excel in their profession.
About the cover photo: Firebird, 2012
Symphony of Spring, 2013
Discover the Fine Arts Join us for any of the following activities designed to acquaint perspective students with the outstanding Fine Arts program at Friends University. For questions or more information, please call the Fine Arts Office at 316-295-5677. ART CHALLENGE March 7, 2014 Garvey Art Center
FINE ARTS SHOWCASE DAYS Oct. 25, 2013 Dec. 6, 2013 Jan. 31, 2014 March 14, 2014 Riney Fine Arts Center Fine Arts Showcase Days are designed to allow you the opportunity to attend classes, sit in on rehearsals, take a lesson, audition for scholarships, have your portfolio reviewed, and visit with current students and faculty. You’ll even get a free lunch! For more information, please call 316-295-5536. SHOW ME THE MONEY Oct. 4, 2013 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, journalism, art education or computer graphics. Professional speakers, as well as current students, lead participants through the process. Lunch will be provided. To register, call 316-295-5656. CHORAL CONNECTIONS Jan. 30, 2014 Sebits Auditorium The Singing Quakers, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and Jazz Vocal Ensemble will share the stage with some of Kansas’ top high school choirs for this day-long festival. For more information, please call 316-295-5677.
Join the Friends University Art Department for their 10th 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. For more information, please call 316-295-5656. STRING DAY April 5, 2014 Riney Fine Arts Center The Friends University String faculty offers free coaching to string ensembles of three to nine players. A special guest will also give a masterclass. For more information, please call 316-295-5857. 21ST ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL Feb. 21-22, 2014 Riney Fine Arts Center Join the Friends University Jazz department for a day of great music and learning. Guest artists perform masterclasses and work with student jazz groups from across the state. The Festival also includes a Jazz Vocal Invitational concert on Feb. 21. The festival ends with the headliner concert in Sebits Auditorium on Feb. 22.
“Friends University has helped me develop my artistic skills: first, by increasing my love for the arts and, second, by giving me experience not only in the classroom, but also a public stage. This includes opportunities in vocal jazz, choral ensembles and full-fledged choirs, drawing, photography, and theatre. I’m just one person, and there’s a whole lot more that Friends offers to students with gifts in other fine arts fields.” — Anna Hetherington, Spanish major
Faculty Performances FACULTY FANFARE Sept. 12, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium Featuring several faculty members. DR. PAUL BRODENE SMITH FACULTY VOICE RECITAL Oct. 30, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium “Prairies, Plains and Rivers,” parlor songs of the Midwest. DR. JAMES KNIGHT FACULTY PIANO RECITAL Nov. 5, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium Music celebrating the 200th anniversary of the births of two major opera composers, Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner.
Fine Arts Faculty DR. STEPHEN EAVES Fine Arts Division Chair, Professor of Music email@example.com 316-295-5849 DR. MARK BARTEL Associate Professor of Music, Choral Director firstname.lastname@example.org 316-295-5553 ROLAINE HETHERINGTON Assistant Professor of Music, Choral Director email@example.com 316-295-5533 LISA HITTLE Assistant Professor of Music, Jazz Director firstname.lastname@example.org 316-295-5616 DR. JAMES KNIGHT Assistant Professor of Piano email@example.com 316-295-5532 TED KRONE Professor of Art firstname.lastname@example.org 316-295-5657
FACULTY BRASS QUINTET RECITAL Nov. 17, 2013, at 3 p.m. April 13, 2014, at 3 p.m. Sebits Auditorium Performance of standard works from the Brass Quintet literature. BEAU JARVIS FACULTY JAZZ PIANO RECITAL March 11, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium Featuring great jazz music. TOWER WIND QUINTET RECITAL March 27, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium This recital will feature a variety of music performed by our wind faculty.
TONI LIBHART Assistant Professor of Music and Percussion email@example.com 316-295-5536
DR. PAUL BRODENE SMITH Assistant Professor of Applied Music/Voice firstname.lastname@example.org 316-295-5565
DR. CHARLES PARKER Associate Professor of Theatre email@example.com 316-295-5577
DR. JOHN TAYLOR Professor of Music firstname.lastname@example.org 316-295-5535
KURT PRIEBE Assistant Professor of Theatre and Media email@example.com 316-295-5601
Fine Arts Staff
DAN RACER Assistant Professor of Music firstname.lastname@example.org 316-295-5857 SHARON ROGERS Associate Professor of Dance email@example.com 316-295-5408 STAN ROGERS Associate Professor of Dance firstname.lastname@example.org 316-295-5848 KAREN SCROGGINS Assistant Professor of Graphic Arts email@example.com 316-295-5913
“Friends University’s Choral groups are top notch! The perfect music program for me!” — Caleb Vrbas, accounting major
SHERRIE ANDERSON Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org 316-295-5877 MACKENZIE HARTING Fine Arts Events Coordinator email@example.com 316-295-5537 ROBERT HETT Director of Technical Services firstname.lastname@example.org 316-295-5199 ROBYN MABE Art Administrative Assistant email@example.com 316-295-5656 DEB MCKEDY Administrative Assistant to the Division Chair firstname.lastname@example.org 316-295-5548
Visual Arts A major in the visual arts at Friends University allows students the opportunity to study studio art (drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics or photography) and graphics arts. 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 outof-the-classroom learning through international travel and exhibiting their work on campus and in area galleries.
Artwork by Jan Seawell-Ruckers
The Friends University Art Department will be moving to a new facility in fall 2014. The historic Farmers State Bank building, and an adjacent commercial building on the corner of West Douglas Avenue and Walnut Street in the Delano business district, will be our new home. Plans for renovation are largely complete. The building on Douglas will include a gallery, studio and instruction areas and offices. The Walnut Street building will be used primarily for ceramic and sculpture composition, as well as storage space, and is already in use.
AARON KRONE Aug. 19 - Sept. 13, 2013 Reception: Aug. 30, 2013; 5-7 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Gallery JOSE ALVARADO Sept. 16 - Oct. 11, 2013 Reception: Sept. 27, 2013; 5-7 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Gallery JoseAlvarado.wordpress.com LANDON SCHMIDT Oct. 14 - Nov. 8, 2013 Reception: Oct. 25, 2013; 5-7 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Gallery LandonSchmidt.com JAN SEAWELL-RECKERS Nov. 11 - Dec. 21, 2013 Reception: Dec. 6, 2013; 5-7 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Gallery PeaceMealArt.com BRANDI FRANK Jan. 13 - Feb. 7, 2014 Reception: Jan. 31, 2014; 5-7 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Gallery LAUREN FITZGERALD Feb. 10 - March 9, 2014 Reception: Feb. 28, 2014; 5-7 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Gallery LaurenFitzgeraldart.com DANE JONES March 10 - April 4, 2014 Reception: March 28, 2014; 5-7 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Gallery
Artwork by Brandi Frank
FRIENDS UNIVERSITY ART FACULTY AND STUDENT EXHIBIT April 7 - May 9, 2014 Reception: April 25, 2014; 5-7 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Gallery FRIENDS UNIVERSITY SUMMER INVITATIONAL EXHIBIT June 2 - Aug. 1, 2014 Reception: June 27, 2014; 5-7 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Gallery
The 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. 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. 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. FALL BALLET - HOW TO LOOK AT DANCE featuring LES SYLPHIDES and A CONTEMPORARY BALLET by Stan K. Rogers Oct. 4-5, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $16 adults; $13 seniors; $13 students Associate Professor Sharon Rogers will give a brief lecture demonstration on the history of ballet, followed by two pieces representing two different ages. Firebird, 2012
THE NUTCRACKER WITH GUEST ARTISTS ABI STAFFORD AND JARED ANGLE, MARIA KOWROSKI AND TYLER ANGLE Dec. 13-14, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 2013, at 2 p.m. Dec. 20, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $20 adults; $15 seniors; $15 students This full-length production of the Nutcracker is an annual holiday favorite for all. It features local dancers and ballet majors from Friends University, as well as guest artists from The New York City Ballet. SPRING BALLET - THE GREAT PLAINS March 7-8, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. March 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $16 adults; $13 seniors; $13 students Two new ballet pieces choreographed by Stan K. Rogers and guest artist Nick Blaylock will premiere alongside “The Great Plains” for this year’s Spring Ballet.
“The atmosphere and personalities that you find in the Fine Arts department at Friends University make you feel like you’re wanted for your individual talent, regardless of your major of study.” — Chris Loucks, math and computer science major
Choral and Vocal Music Choral music has been at the heart of the Fine Arts program at Friends University since the University’s inception. The University’s five choral ensembles include students from all disciplines, and are part of a comprehensive vocal program which includes music theatre and opera productions, choral-orchestral masterworks, and national and international tours. Friends University choirs are frequently invited to perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association annual convention. Symphony of Spring, 2013 Each year selected high school choirs are invited to the Choral Connections 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 experiences in Germany and performing at professional music education conferences throughout the Midwest and Southeast. Ensembles have performed across the United States and Canada, as well as Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Singing Quakers, the oldest musical organization at Friends University, has also been featured on national television and has performed at the White House, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City. JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE II Nov. 8, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $9 adults; $6 seniors; $6 students SINGING QUAKERS ALUMNI CHOIR CONCERT Nov. 9, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Eastminster Presbyterian Church (1958 N. Webb Road) $12 adults; $10 seniors; $10 students L’OCCASIONE FA IL LADRO (The Opportunity Makes the Thief) A one-act opera by Gioacchino Rossini Nov. 23, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $16 adults; $13 seniors; $13 students CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT CONCERT Dec. 6-7, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $16 adults; $13 seniors; $13 students CHORAL CONNECTIONS WITH Dr. Joshua Habermann Jan. 30, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $16 adults; $13 seniors; $13 students
JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE CONCERT April 4, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $9 adults; $6 seniors; $6 students SINGING QUAKERS WITH WICHITA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - CLASSICS VIII April 5, 2014, at 8 p.m. April 6, 2014, at 3 p.m. Century II Concert Hall Call for tickets: 316-267-7658 CONCERT CHOIR CONCERT - FROM ADVERSARIES TO ALLIES April 8, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. East Heights United Methodist Church 4407 E. Douglas Ave. $16 adults; $13 seniors; $13 students SYMPHONY OF SPRING - ROCKIN’ ROUND THE CLOCK April 24, 2014, at 1 p.m. April 25-26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. April 27, 2014, at 2 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $16 adults; $13 seniors; $13 students CONCERT CHOIR COFFEEHOUSE April 27, 2014, at 7 p.m. Casado Campus Center FREE
Symphony of Spring, 2013
HOME CONCERT - THE ROAD HOME March 29, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. March 30, 2014, at 2 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $16 adults; $13 seniors; $13 students
Instrumental Music Concert Band Concert, 2013
Instrumental 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. The Chamber Orchestra performs primary string literature and collaborates regularly with student and faculty soloists, and serves as the orchestra for opera productions bi-annually. Friends University Community Orchestra includes students and community members in large orchestra. Chamber ensembles - including the Percussion Ensemble, Flute Choir and a number of quartets, quintets and trios - provide students another learning opportunity for great music. Instrumental ensembles regularly perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association annual convention.
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT Oct. 18, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium - FREE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT DARKNESS AND LIGHT Oct. 29, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $11 adults; $9 seniors; $9 students CONCERT BAND CONCERT Nov. 4, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $6 adults; $4 seniors; $4 students CHAMBER BRASS ENSEMBLE CONCERT Nov. 14, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium - FREE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT LET’S DANCE! Feb. 4, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $11 adults; $9 seniors; $9 students CONCERT BAND CONCERT WITH Nancy Goeres Feb. 10, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $6 adults; $4 seniors; $4 students CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT March 13, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium - FREE
COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT THE JOKE’S ON YOU! April 1, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $11 adults; $9 seniors; $9 students CONCERT BAND CONCERT WITH Robert Sheldon April 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $6 adults; $4 seniors; $4 students PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT April 14, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium - FREE OUTDOOR BAND CONCERT WITH SENSENEY MUSIC COMMUNITY BAND May 4, 2014, at 3 p.m. Rose Window Plaza - FREE
Jazz and Strings Concert, 2012
Jazz The 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, several jazz combos, jazz improvisation class and applied lesson faculty for all jazz instruments. Each spring Friends University hosts a two-day festival for school jazz ensembles and jazz choirs. Students from across Kansas come to work with leading jazz educators and hear outstanding jazz musicians in concert. Out-of-the-classroom learning experiences include working with nationally recognized guest artists, performing in venues throughout Wichita, and international touring and travel (Havana Cuba Jazz Festival, 2012). Sebits Scholars
TRIBUTE TO CARL SEBITS FEATURING SEBITS JAZZ SCHOLARS Sept. 27, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $9 adults; $6 seniors; $6 students
Bobby Watson, Horizon
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS JAZZ FACULTY QUINTET CONCERT Oct. 3, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Alumni Auditorium $9 adults; $6 seniors; $6 students Terell Stafford, Horizon
CASADO JAZZ NIGHT WITH DAVE GLENN Oct. 16, 2013, at 8 p.m. Casado Campus Center - FREE Dave Glenn
JAZZ VOCAL INVITATIONAL CONCERT Feb. 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $9 adults; $6 seniors; $6 students 21ST ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL HEADLINER CONCERT WITH HORIZON Feb. 22, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $25 adults; $20 seniors; $20 students
JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE II CONCERT Nov. 8, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $9 adults; $6 seniors; $6 students CARMEN BRADFORD WITH THE FRIENDS UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE I, SOULSTICE AND JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE CONCERT Nov. 25, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $9 adults; $6 seniors; $6 students
CASADO JAZZ NIGHT WITH TOM LUER March 12, 2014, at 8 p.m. Casado Campus Center FREE JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE CONCERT April 4, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $9 adults; $6 seniors; $6 students SENIOR JAZZ NIGHT CONCERT April 11, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $9 adults; $6 seniors; $6 students
After returning from performing at the Havana, Cuba, jazz festival in December 2012, sophomore André Reyes said, “I would love to live and study there for a while because the emotion and heart they put into their music made me want that for myself. For lots of Cubans, music is the only thing they have. To see how much they cherish and love it made my love for music shoot for the roof.” — André Reyes, music performance major with a jazz emphasis
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre offers a broad-based program of study combining a liberal arts education with a general theatre curriculum. Typically, a theatre major chooses not to specialize in any one area of the art form, but prefers to keep educational options open. The theatre environment can be quite competitive and you will learn to solve problems using critical thought processes in creative ways. Theatre means you’re working with others intimately and independently, you are goal oriented, a self-starter and you have respect for deadlines. But above all, you have fun! Four main stage productions and several student directed projects provide ample opportunity to be involved performing on stage or assisting backstage.
“The educators in the fine arts are some of the toughest, most demanding, brilliant people I know. It is because of them I came to Friends and stayed.” — Simon Hill, music major
SNOOPY!!! (Book by Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael L. Grace; Music by Larry Grossman; Lyrics by Hal Hackady) Sept. 19-21, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $11 adults; $9 seniors; $9 students DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by Jeffrey Hatcher (University of Arizona) Oct. 24-27, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Alumni Auditorium $11 adults; $9 seniors; $9 students STUDENT ONE ACT PLAYS Nov. 15-16, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Cornerstone Studio Theatre FREE
THE WAKEFIELD MYSTERIES by Adrian Henri (Methuen Drama/Heinemen Publishers, Inc.) Jan. 23-25, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. Sebits Auditorium $11 adults; $9 seniors; $9 students THE CHALK GARDEN by Enid Bagnold (A Random House Play) Feb. 26-28, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Cornerstone Studio Theatre $11 adults; $9 seniors; $9 students THEATRE SHOWCASE April 9-10, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Cornerstone Studio Theatre FREE
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, 2013
Ticket Information Season Tickets are available beginning Aug. 12, 2013. There are several packages available including Singing Quakers, Community Orchestra and â€œPick 4â€? from all events. Take 10 percent off your ticket price to get the season ticket discount. Tickets may be ordered online at friends.edu/finearts, by filling out and mailing in this form, or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.
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Fine Arts Quick Facts • One-third of undergraduate students participate in Friends University’s Fine Arts, resulting in a vibrant, creative culture. • Recent performances at the Havana Jazz Festival in Cuba, the Jazz Education Network Conference in Atlanta, the Kansas Music Educators Association Conference and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra provide a variety of performance experience. • The Fine Arts has more than 50 concerts, performances, theatre productions and exhibits annually. • More than 20 guest musicians, choreographers and artists visit campus annually to perform and create with students and faculty. • New visual arts facility in Wichita’s historic Delano District that will open fall 2014 for the Art Department. • Faculty who actively create and perform around Wichita. • Partnerships with area graphics, marketing, and performing arts organizations for internships and out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities for students. • Student artists exhibit in Wichita galleries. • Jazz combos perform in Wichita venues. • Student musicians and actors perform in Wichita churches, schools and concerts.
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Published on Oct 30, 2013