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Service through Music Education!

Excellent professors. Talented college students. Regional high school students and their teachers looking for ways to enhance their love of music. Why not create opportunities to bring the two together? That is why the Department of Music at SVSU offers several outreach opportunities to area schools and high school students.

Music Ambassadors

Talented SVSU music and music education majors will visit area high schools and work with students in those music programs. Please contact Dr. Kevin Simons for more information.


As part of the Department of Music's outreach, it offers annual clinics including:

  • The Choral Clinic 
  • The Jazz Clinic 
  • The Day of Percussion 
  • Clarinet Day 
  • Concert Band Pre-Festival 
  • SVSU Band Day 

 These opportunities are geared towards high school students and ensembles.

Valley Steel

Valley Steel is an organization that includes both students and community members. Valley Steel was founded in 2013 and SVSU is one of only a handful of universities in Michigan to have a steel band. The program's website is located at

Please contact Dr. Brandon Haskett for more information.

Major Chords for Minors

Major Chords for Minors is a Saginaw non-profit organization that provides free music lessons (keyboard, guitar, and percussion currently) for Saginaw students in grades 3 through 12.  The SVSU Department of Music is collaborating with them to offer a choir in a downtown location once a week.  Started in August 2014, the choir is directed by two current students and one recent alumna, and supervised by a faculty member.  As we explore ways to expand our contribution, we look forward to other SVSU students becoming involved.


Contact Us
(989) 964-4159(989) 964-4159

Department Chair

Brandon Haskett


Arbury Fine Arts Center 222