The Leo Kucinski Academy of Music is affiliated with the Morningside University School of Visual and Performing Arts. This program provides a youth symphony to students aged five through adult, as well as an early strings class. This academy is also open to Morningside students to allow for hand-on experience through practicums and teaching.
Morningside is home to many different festivals and workshops that offer young, aspiring students to learn from those that study, teach, and perform. Vocal and instrumental festivals allow high school students the chance to participate in high caliber performances, and workshops offer the chance and teachings necessary to master the craft.
Choral music has been a very important part of student life at Morningside for nearly 100 years, providing students from all major academic disciplines with rich occasions for musical and personal expression. Morningside’s four choral ensembles offer exceptional performance opportunities and support a strong sense of community between students and faculty.
Morningside University offers a wide array of instrumental opportunities for students, ranging from small groups to participation in full band ensembles. As a fixture at Morningside athletic events, Christmas at Morningside, and many other performances throughout the year, our instrumental programs are an important part of campus life.
Our theatre program has been highly regarded in recent years for producing well written, designed, and directed productions. Many of these productions have been student-written and directed, as well as being nominated for awards in acting, lighting, and set design. Students from all majors are welcome to take part!
The Morningside University School of Visual and Performing Arts is proud to provide opportunities for students, Siouxland, and beyond to be engaged with our musical community. Whether you're looking to attend a performance or be a part of the production, there's something for everyone at Morningside.