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  • About: Music Education
  • Meet the Faculty
  • Ensembles
  • The Arts Scholarship Days
  • COMING IN 2018!
Students majoring in Music Education will be able to complete their degree in four years. Very few programs are able to offer that. Here at Siena Heights, we have the small, flexible program that is able to do it.

With a theme of “Committed to Excellence,” the SHU Music Department wants its students to receive the background and experience to teach in a variety of fields, including instrumental and chorale.

And the Liberal Arts is infused in what we do in Music Education as well. You’ll get to know the faculty personally, and classes will work together to inform each other. In other words, it’s all one, big four-year classroom.

Call it harmonious. 

King, James Wes

King, James Wes

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Bands517-264-7898
Ford, Kelly

Ford, Kelly

Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Choirs517-264-7896
All Siena students have the option of participating in the following ensembles:

Arts Scholarship Days

Siena Heights University conducts Arts Scholarship Days for prospective students.

High school seniors and transfer students who would like to major in 
music, art or theater or perform in the choir, band, marching band, orchestra or jazz band can schedule an audition or portfolio review and campus visit during Arts Scholarship Days @ Siena. Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students. In addition to their audition or portfolio review, students may have the opportunity to meet with current scholarship recipients over lunch, have an individual meeting with Admissions Counselor and enjoy a campus tour.

Pre-registration is required.

Check back for the 2018 dates!

In October 2016, Siena Heights University broke ground on the new Mary and Sash Spencer Performing Arts Center. The existing theater space will be renovated for enhanced acoustic performance as to serve the students in our growing music program. A new band room, dance studio and recital rooms will help expand the footprint of the facility by more than 18,000 square feet.

The new $11 million facility is scheduled to open in Fall 2018.  

Additional Info


  • Bachelor of Arts


Meet Siena

Faculty & Staff

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Wes King

Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Bands


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Jacob Chi, '85

Music Graduate; Conductor; Professor of Music, Colorado State University-Pueblo
Contact Us at (800) 521-0009.
Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.