Participation in the Department of Music at Jewell is open to all musicians, regardless of major.
Private instruction, performance labs, ensembles, studio recitals and research add depth to classroom instruction for music majors and minors. Non-music majors also may take applied lessons and participate in Jewell’s highly acclaimed vocal, instrumental and choral ensembles. All students are eligible for performance scholarships.
Handbells, choir, opera, jazz, flute, symphonic orchestra, percussion — many campus and community ensembles are offered. Some tour nationally and internationally.
High-achieving students with outstanding music skills, from any major, may audition for distinguished scholarships as a Choral, Instrumental or Orchestral Scholar.
Receive free instruction from visiting artists such as The King’s Singers, soprano Joyce DiDonato, violinist Jeremy Denk and flutist James Galway.
Every three years, the Concert Choir travels to England and Scotland for a 14-day concert tour.
In 2015, the Concert Choir joined other artists to produce its first internationally distributed recording.
Music Events Calendar
|29||Choral Reunion Concert: Gano Chapel|
|10||Jazz Band Concert: noon, White Atrium|
|19||Department Recital: Senior Music Majors: 5:30 p.m., Forbis Recital Hall|
|22||Handbell Concert: 3 p.m., Gano Chapel|
|26||Symphonic Band Concert: 7 p.m., Gano Chapel|
|28||Concert: Liberty Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m., Liberty Performing Arts Theater (tickets required)|
|29||Concert Choir: 3 p.m., Village Presbyterian Organ Dedication, Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village, Kan.|
|2||Fall Musical "Carrie": 7 p.m., Peters Theater (tickets required)|
|3||Fall Musical "Carrie": 7 p.m., Peters Theater (tickets required)|
|4||Fall Musical "Carrie": 7 p.m., Peters Theater (tickets required)|
|4||Early/Fall AUDITIONS: registration deadline 10/28|
|5||Fall Musical "Carrie": 2 p.m., Peters Theater (tickets required)|
|10||Department Recital: Junior Music Majors: 5:30 p.m., Forbis Recital Hall|
|12||Schola Cantorum: Choral Evensong: 5 p.m., St. Mary Magdeline, Belton, MO|
|15||Chamber Music Recital: 7:30 p.m., Forbis Recital Hall|
|2||Concert: Liberty Symphony Orchestra : 7:30 p.m., Liberty Performing Arts Theater (tickets required)|
|5||Chapel Choir Concert: Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols”: 7:30 p.m., Gano Chapel|
|9||Concert Choir Christmas Concert: 7:30 p.m., Redemptorist Church (admit fee at door)|
|11||The City Come Again: Noon (music begins at 11:30 a.m.), Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City|
|3||Regular/Winter AUDITIONS: registration deadline 1/30|
|15||Opera Workshop Performance: 7:30 p.m., Gano Chapel|
|17||Regular/Winter AUDITIONS: registration deadline 2/10|
|17||Opera Workshop Performance: 7:30 p.m., Gano Chapel|
|23||Department Recital: First Year Music Majors: Forbis Recital Hall|
|11||Windfest – WJC Symphonic Band & select high school bands: 7 p.m., Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, KC (tickets required)|
|18||Concert Choir w/ New England Conservatory Chamber Singers: 4 p.m., Grace Cathedral, Topeka, Kan.|
|22||Jazz Band Concert: Noon, Trotter Arts Plaza|
|14||Concert: Liberty Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m., Liberty Performing Arts Theater (Tickets: libertysymphony.org)|
|18||Chamber Music Recital: 7:30 p.m., Forbis Recital Hall|
|21||Concert: Symphonic Band: 2 p.m., Gano Chapel|
|24||Chapel Choir & Men’s Chorus Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m., Gano Chapel|
|29||Handbell Choir Spring Concert: 3 p.m., Gano Chapel|
|30||Choral Scholars perform at Holocaust Remembrance: 6:30 p.m., Maple Woods Community College (suitable for ages 13+)|
|3||Concert: Jazz Band: 7 p.m., Peters Theater (Brown Hall)|
|6||Concert Choir Tour Preview Concert: 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City|