Scholars Program

We honor a centuries-old tradition, designating students with outstanding music skills and high academic achievement for our Scholars programs. Anyone who auditions for a music scholarship at William Jewell is already considered for these distinguished scholarships, regardless of major.

The Choral Scholars Program participants exhibit exceptional vocal skills and the ability to express those skills sensitively within a choral setting. They perform in Concert Choir (our premier choral ensemble), take part in other ensembles and benefit from voice lessons and master classes with renowned vocal groups such as The King’s Singers, James Galway and Joyce DiDonato.

The Instrumental Scholars Program consists of players with exceptional technique and mastery of their wind or percussion instrument. These musicians form a pool of players that participate in the Jewell Symphonic Band and chamber winds, act as section leaders and participate in clinics and master classes with visiting professionals like the principals of the San Francisco Symphony.

The Orchestral Scholars Program brings together a pool of advanced string players interested in quality orchestral and chamber music performance. These players serve in leadership roles with the chamber music program, collaborate in various ensembles and are active members of the Liberty Symphony Orchestra.

Music Events Calendar
SEPTEMBER 2017
29 Choral Reunion Concert: Gano Chapel
OCTOBER 2017
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.
NOVEMBER 2017
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
11 Schola Cantorum: Choral Evensong: 5 p.m., St. Mary Magdeline, Belton, MO
15 Chamber Music Recital: 7:30 p.m., Forbis Recital Hall
DECEMBER 2017
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
FEBRUARY 2018
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
MARCH 2018
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
APRIL 2018
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+)
MAY 2017
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