Two holiday concerts Dec. 16
Southwestern Michigan College’s annual holiday gift to the community — two free concerts — take place Saturday, Dec. 16, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Select Voices, Concert Choir, Men’s Ensemble, Show Choir and selected small ensembles will be featured.
Faculty art exhibited until Dec. 7
Southwestern Michigan College’s annual faculty exhibition will be on view in the art gallery, room 108 of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus, until Thursday, Dec. 7. The exhibit features works by retired Professor Emeritus David Baker, Lea Bult, Marc Dombrosky, Shannon Eakins, Dennis Hafer, Jan Kimball, Bill Rothwell and the late Terry Pfliger. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lillie endowment benefits SMC bands, choirs
A $27,789 Albert V. and Deana M. Lillie Fine and Performing Arts Endowment has been established at Southwestern Michigan College. Mrs. Lillie stipulated this endowment shall be used jointly by the Director of Choral Activities and the Director of Band Activities at their discretion for needs within the SMC Fine and Performing Arts Department.
‘Choralbaret’ a triple threat Nov. 10
If Southwestern Michigan College’s “Choralbaret” was a pizza, it would be a supreme. Yes, it’s the fall choir concert, but loaded with extra “toppings,” including theatre and dance elements. SMC choirs, conducted by Director of Choral Activities David Carew, present “Choralbaret” Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building.
Chorllennium debuts Oct. 14
Oct. 14’s Chorllennium Singtoberfest concert marks the debut performance by an ensemble Southwestern Michigan College Director of Choral Activities David Carew assembled. The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres at 7:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 8 in the Student Activity Center of the Charles O. Zollar Building on SMC’s Dowagiac campus.
Nov. 3 fall band concert incorporates art
Southwestern Michigan College Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents the 2017 fall band concert on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. Featured will be the SMC Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble and Brass Band under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Korzun and the SMC Flute Choir under the direction of Christina Gibson.
Dogwood salutes SMC arts support
Dogwood Fine Arts Festival, approaching its 25th anniversary in 2016, presented Southwestern Michigan College with a Commitment Award recognizing its support of the arts in Dowagiac.
SMC's Beckwith concert to become annual event
Southwestern Michigan College’s annual Pops Concert hit the road St. Patrick’s Day to Beckwith Theatre in downtown Dowagiac. The SMC Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Jonathan Korzun and the SMC Vocal Jazz Ensemble directed by David Carew performed to a packed house at 7:30 p.m. March 17. All proceeds benefit the Beckwith’s fundraising campaign for a new roof and other building renovations.
Baker reception overflows SMC art gallery
For a guy Southwestern Michigan College paid to teach people, David Baker paradoxically needs abundant solitude. “My (minimum daily requirement) seems to be about three hours a day walking in the woods, paddling a canoe, riding a bike or, in the case of my sketch books, sitting in the coffee shop, mulling.