Friends University is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Dale Heidebrecht as the university’s new visiting choral director and Singing Quakers director. Dr. Heidebrecht will officially start at Friends in August 2019. “I am honored to build upon the exceptional music legacy at Friends University and excited to return home to Kansas,” said Heidebrecht. […]

Friends University is pleased to announce the hiring of Shawn Knopp as the university’s new band director, music education program director and professor of music. Knopp will officially start at Friends in August 2019 and will direct the program following the retirement of long-time band director Dr. John Taylor. “I am excited to begin my […]

Wichita, KS –Friends University Singing Quakers will give a send off concert saying “Arrivederci!” (goodbye) to the community as they embark on their June European tour to Italy and Austria. The performance will be Saturday, June 8 at 3 p.m. at the University Friends Church, 1840 W. University St, Wichita, Kan. It will be a […]

Wichita, Kan. – Friends University Assistant Professor of Piano Dr. James Knight will perform a recital Wednesday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Knight was born in Wichita, Kan., where he studied piano with Lucille Hayden and Guy Johnson. During his undergraduate years, he won the Naftzger Piano Award and the Kansas Cultural Trust Award, […]

The Friends University Fine Arts department is excited to announce two new Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music Theatre and Theatre. “Adding these two degrees was a natural step considering the high level of student interest coupled with the plethora of professional theatres in the region,” said Fine Arts Chair Dr. Joan Griffing. “We’re grateful […]