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Southwestern College Choral Union (SCCU)

SCCU - Group 1SCCU is a community and college ensemble that offers choral and vocal education and performance opportunities to a broad range of ages (16 and up) and experience levels. Rehearsals nurture the growth of all individuals through one-on-one instruction within the group setting, student internship collaboration, emphasis on vocal technique, and growth of musicianship skills. Performances maintain innovative programing, helping to stretch the choral art, community, and members. SCCU believes in strengthening both Southwestern and Winfield's commitment to the fine arts and enhancing our historical choral legacy by bringing music back to the community.

Do you love to sing, miss singing, or just want to learn how to sing?  Are you looking for a “Choir Home”?  We have a place for you in the SCCU. This community-based choir is under the direction of Dr. Brian J. Winnie, Director of Choral Activities & Voice at Southwestern College. Whether you are a seasoned veteran singer, need brushing up on your skills, or have never sung before, we invite you to join! 

Mission Statement: The Southwestern College Choral Union provides educational experiences and performances that bring together the Southwestern College students with members of both local and regional communities. SCCU promotes excellence in the choral arts through traditional and innovative programming that seeks to entertain, educate, and enrich members and audiences alike to a broad range of musical styles. Members help build and foster an environment that nurtures the community through individual growth, service, and respect for all ages, cultures and diverse groups.

SCCU - Close-upVision Statement: SCCU offers choral & vocal education and performance opportunities to a broad range of ages (16 and up) and experiences levels.  Rehearsals nurture the growth of all individuals through one-on-one instruction within the group setting, student internship collaboration, emphasis on vocal technique, and growth of musicianship skills. Performances maintain innovative programming, helping to stretch the choral art, community, and members. SCCU believes in strengthening both Southwestern and Winfield’s commitment to the fine arts and enhancing our historical choral legacy by bringing music back to the community.    

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Are there auditions? No, but there are vocal placement screenings to help you get to know the director, sing for him, and be placed within a section of the choir that fits your current vocal skill and quality.  Those screenings will take place before or after the first rehearsal each semester. To schedule an appointment please email brian.winnie@sckans.edu.

Where & When do we meet: Rehearsals will be held in Darbeth Rehearsal Hall, Southwestern College campus on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm. 

Are there age requirements? Yes, we accept anyone who is 16 or older to be in the group. 

Are there fees? Yes there is a structured dues process.

  • Winter Concert - $80.00/adult & $30.00/student
  • Spring Concert - $80.00/adult & $30.00/student
  • Summer Sing - $60.00/adult & $20.00/student

Are there scholarships available? There are scholarships available to anyone and any age that wishes to join the ensemble. Please email brian.winnie@sckans.edu for financial assistance needs.

When are the concerts? We have three concerts in our season the Winter Concert in December, Spring Concert in April, and Summer Sing in August.   

What are the ticket prices for the concerts?  Tickets are $10.00/adult.  Students and children are free!

We hope you can join us here as we reawaken community choral singing in Winfield!  If you have any questions regarding this opportunity please contact brian.winnie@sckans.edu.  If your business is interested in a presenting sponsorship, providing scholarships, or other contributions or donations please contact charles.mckinzie@sckans.edu. Please RSVP that you are interested and consider joining our Facebook group for more information at www.facebook.com/groups/scchoralunion

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