Each week, more than 230 students spend a combined total of 672 hours practicing as part of the WWU Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Steel Band, University Singers and I Cantori. (And these hours don’t include individual practice time and lessons.)
This collaboration between the WWU music department and the University Church results in regular ensemble performances at the church that are no less than sublime and that draw an entire congregation of believers closer to God.
The University Church also enjoys accomplished student pianists and organists, soloists, and student-led bands that bring contemporary praise music alive.
“I want to develop lifelong musicians who will take their talents to whatever community of believers they may join after college,” says Brandon Beck, associate professor of music and director of the Orchestra, Wind Symphony and Steel Band.
Kraig Scott, music professor and director of University Singers and I Cantori, says he seeks to instill in students a lifelong love of music and a desire to use their talents to bring praise to God in worship.