SUU Arts

We look forward to having you join us! SUU Arts is compiled of Southern Utah University’s College of Performing and Visual Arts departments. The Department of Art and Design, Department of Music, and the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Arts Administration present over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year.

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SUU Ballroom Dance Company Spring Showcase: Rhythm of the Night

April 1 and 2, 2022

Come see SUU Ballroom Dance Company in their Spring Showcase titled, Rhythm of the Night. The company is made up of three ensembles that perform with more than 50 students. They focus on ballroom dance styles such as the elegant waltz, electric American swing, rhythmic samba of Brazil, and many more. The showcase will be performed on April 1 and 2, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. Tickets can be purchased from a company member for $5 or at the door for $7. For ticket information or other questions, please email

Lawrence Mbaki, a junior double majoring in theater arts and music education from the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa, shares, “One thing I've learned from ballroom dancing is to focus. It is important to concentrate so a routine and technique can be learned quickly and efficiently. This season we have had a little less time to learn techniques and routines. I have to know when to focus and when to have fun. Dancing is really fun, but it requires the dancer to be sharp and portray the mood of each genre when dancing.”

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Spring Ensembles Concerts

March 29, 2022 and April 5, 2022

SUU’s Department of Music will present two days of ensemble concerts. The SUU Piano and String Ensembles on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 followed by the SUU Brass and Woodwind Ensembles perform Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Both performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall of the SUU Music Building. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Dr. Laura Grantier, Director of Woodwinds at SUU, shares, “I'm very excited for the Woodwind Ensemble because the students are performing very challenging and diverse music. Composers such as Mozart, Ibert, Perkins, and Lecuona offer a wide range of musical creativity for the students and the listener.”

The students participating in these ensembles work diligently to perfect their instrumental abilities each semester. As they practice, they learn and grow as artists, ensemble members, and professionals. The final payoff of their hard work are these semester concerts. Not all students who participate in the ensemble classes are majoring in music, but all of them have a passion for music.

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Sleep Saxophone Studio Concert

April 6, 2022

SUU’s Saxophone Ensemble will present Sleep Saxophone Studio Concert on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall of the SUU Music Building. This concert is free and open to the public. It will also be livestreamed at

Drew Holland, a senior double major in Music Education and Saxophone Performance from Taylorsville, Utah, shares, “It really takes everyone in the ensemble to make the music happen. I’ve loved working with my fellow saxophonists and creating music with them. There’s no better feeling than achieving great music with great people. It’s an excellent opportunity to listen to wonderful music for saxophone ensembles. Plus we are doing some pop arrangements. You should definitely check out this concert. Dr. O’Connor and the ensemble have been working hard to make this happen.”

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