The Westmont College Orchestra is conducted by Dr. Michael Shasberger and is typically made up of circa 60 student musicians. Faculty specialists coach each section of the orchestra, including Dr. Han Soo Kim (strings) and Dr. Paul Mori (wind, brass and percussion). The Orchestra has a distinguished history of performing masterworks of the orchestral repertoire including works for full orchestra, string orchestra, and small ensembles. It has a strong history of performing American orchestral repertoire including the commissioning of new works from contemporary American composers.
Westmont College is an interdenominational Christian liberal arts college in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, California. In recent years, they have traveled to Italy, China, Hungary, Austria, Ireland, the United Kingdom and throughout the United States. This year’s tour has brought them to Arizona, and we are delighted to have them participate in our KOG Concert Series in Spring 2019!