Music Festival Welcome

Southwestern Music Festival 

February 7-10, 2019  


Greetings on behalf of the Department of Music at Southwestern Adventist University! We have the pleasure every year to host an exclusive Festival for High School and Academy musicians. The 2019 festival features a variety of opportunities for instrumentalists and vocalists, including the opportunity to perform a World Premiere at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. In addition to the festival ensembles, elite musicians may audition for a chance to win a music scholarship.  Students that audition have the chance of being selected as a Scholarship Finalist and will have their transportation, food and lodging paid for and the opportunity to perform in a Showcase Recital on February 6, 2019 at Southwestern Adventist University.

This year the Festival continues its tradition of bringing both musical masterworks and new music to the stage. Following the premieres from Eriks Esenvalds (2017) and Kim Andre Arnesen (2018), American composer Craig Courtney will be the featured composer at this years Southwestern Music Festival. His music will be featured in multiple ensembles and he will be at the festival to work with the musicians as they prepare his newest work for concert. Please explore the website for audition information and feel free to contact any of the clinicians with any questions you may have. Blessings and we hope to see you in February!


Artistic Director

Southwestern Music Festival