Community Music Program
Students involved in the VPA programs at Mount Union benefit from the institution’s strong community ties. The local community is rich with talented artists and musicians, and students often get the chance to interact face to face with community members in a number of venues.
The Mount Union Alliance Chorale and Alliance Symphony Orchestra are two community programs that bring Mount Union and community musicians together to perform. In addition, the University has a relationship with Carnation City Players (CCP) in downtown Alliance and student shows have been performed at CCP’s Firehouse Theatre.
The Mount Union community offers tremendous support for the University’s teaching and learning through attending musical events on campus and performing alongside students in various musical ensembles. Many community performers have mastered a great level of skill in their performance art, and Mount Union students benefit from working closely with these individuals.
The University’s Department of Music also reaches out to the community’s youth with offerings such as the Preparatory Division, which allows young musicians to learn about music and take instrumental or vocal lessons at Mount Union. Preparatory Division meets the needs of the child who is home schooled but wants to have music lessons and keep music in their academic life.
Through the Preparatory Division, Kindermusik classes are offered for children aged 18 months through seven years, offering participants early, positive and age-appropriate experiences with music.
View the full calendar of Visual and Performing Arts events to see what exhibits, recitals, concerts and performances are scheduled for the year.