Jun 21 2011
Witness a little bit of Jazz and a little bit of opera during ďAn Evening of Harmony,Ē at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, July 10 at Liberal Country Club.
This evening of entertainment is being presented by the Music Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School to raise money for music scholarship and will feature Dr. Magda , vocal music instructor, and Darin Workman, instrumental music instructor.
The cost is $60 per person. Register by Tuesday, June 28 by going online to alumni.sccc.edu or call 620-417-1131 to sign up.
Magda Silva is a native of El Paso, Texas. She earned her Bachelorís of Music degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson and her Masterís of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts from Arizona State University in Tempe. While living in the greater Phoenix area, Dr. Silva appeared as a soloist and guest artist with groups such as the Grand Canyon Menís Chorale in Viva la Diva and One World, the Phoenix Oratorio Chorus in Haydnís Lord Nelson Mass and Handelís Samson, and Arizona Women in Tune in Where I Live (A Breast Cancer Oratorio). She has performed the role of Queen of the Night in Mozartís Die ZauberflŲte as a guest artist for ASU Lyric Opera Theatre, and the title role of Belliniís Norma with the St. Barnabas Choir. While teaching at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, she performed with the Symphonic Band in Symphony from Ivy Green. She is currently the Vocal Music Instructor at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas.
Darin Workman received his Bachelorís of Music from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. In 1981, he was selected to play tenor saxophone in the National Boy Scout Jamboree Band. While at Hastings College, he held the lead tenor saxophone position all four years in both jazz band and wind ensemble. He traveled and performed with the Harvey Larson Swing Band out of Grand Island, Nebraska, playing tenor saxophone from 1984-85. While finishing college in 1986, Workman traveled with the Jack Schultz Orchestra from Fairmont, Minnesota, for the next two years. He began his teaching career at Giltner High School in Giltner, Neb. He stayed at Giltner from 1987 to 1989. He then accepted the band position at Southwestern Heights High School where he taught from 1989-95. The band received five straight division one ratings at state music contests. Workman has been the band director at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School for 17 years. He also directs the local Swinginí Saints jazz band that performs throughout the area. While working at SCCC/ATS, he attended West Texas A&M University to work on some of his graduate studies. He and his wife Jennifer live in Liberal and have two children, Caitlin, 19, and Kristopher, 12.