Wichita, Kan. – Over 20 Friends University voice students recently competed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) West Central Region Student Auditions at Colorado State University. They competed against college and university students representing a four-state area including Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. For the sixth year in a row, Friends University had the most finalists of any private school in the region and, for the first time, the most of any university in Kansas! […]

Wichita, Kan. – Friends University will present an evening of Latin music at Odd Fellow Hall Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. The performance will include the Friends University’s elite Latin jazz group, Conjunto Latino, opening up for Alex “Apolo” Ayala & The Bámbula Project. Conjunto Latino, led by Miguel Santana Morales and Dr. Nick Schroeder, […]

Wichita, Kan. – Friends University will present its homecoming concert, Concert Jazz Band and Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Friday evening, Oct. 14. The performance will feature Kansas City-basedgroup, Stranded in the City. Performing an eclectic mix of original and cover music, Stranded in the City draws influences from the Chicano, funk, rock and soul legends. Their jazz “takes your body and mind on a musical journey, while your soul stays Stranded in the City.” Friends jazz alumni, Andre Reyes Jr. […]

Wichita, Kan.– Friends University will host a First Friday gallery reception for self-taught abstract artist, Iris Fletcher, Oct. 7 from 5-7 p.m. The in-person reception will take place in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery on the Friends University campus. Light refreshments will be served.  Fletcher was born and raised in New York City and relocated to Kansas in 2010. She has exhibited her acrylic paintings in many galleries here in Wichita and surrounding areas.  The exhibit is titled Abstract My […]

Wichita, Kan. – Friends University is excited to invite Broadway star, Kristin Chenoweth, for a master class with students, Oct. 7. “We are thrilled to provide this opportunity for our students,” said Dr. Nathanael May, Friends University’s Fine Arts Division Chair. “Our students are so excited to work directly with Ms. Chenoweth, whose Midwest roots […]