State Fair Community College

Music arts

Concert Chorale, Harmonium Chamber Singers, 
Soundsation Express, and Jazz Runners

Buy Tickets button graphicAll events are held in the Stauffacher Theatre unless otherwise noted. Tickets, if required, are available two weeks prior to event opening. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (660) 596-7387 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours prior to each performance, email, or click the BUY TICKETS! button to purchase tickets online.

All tickets are $6 for the public and free to SFCC students and employees unless otherwise noted. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are half price.

The Prevailing Winds
A Community Recital
Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Stauffacher Theatre 
Free admission - no ticket required

A new addition to the central Missouri music scene is the Prevailing Winds woodwind quintet. The musicians are comprised of current and former instrumental music instructors—Melissa Morrow, oboe; Kim Foley, bassoon; Kelley Head, French horn; Steve Littwiller, clarinet; and Kate Koffman Farris, flute. Building a varied repertoire of new and traditional wind ensemble literature, they will present one of their first concerts in SFCC’s Stauffacher Theatre. Be among the first to hear this new group of talented and passionate artists.

Fall Concerts
Oct. 16 and 17, 7:30 p.m.
Stauffacher Theatre

Featuring the SFCC Jazz Runners band and Chamber and Jazz choirs, the fall concerts are the premiere of this academic year’s performing ensembles in music of various styles by classical and contemporary composers. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and rhythm in your toes, this not to be missed event is always popular with our audiences. Make your reservations early!

Noon Time Recital Series
Nov. 11 and 18, Dec. 2, April 20 and 27, May 4
Stauffacher Room 67
Free admission - no ticket required

Continuing a tradition of casual noon time recitals, join SFCC students for a little “musical lunch.”
Applied studies students demonstrate their talent and preview some of the literature they have been studying throughout the fall and spring semesters. Noon recitals last from 30-40 minutes, are free and open to the public and have absolutely no calories. Doors are closed to guests once the performance begins.

Jingle on the Green
Dec. 3, 6 p.m.
Holiday musical vignettes and sweet delights across the Sedalia campus
Free admission - no ticket required

The halls of the Sedalia campus come alive with the sights and sounds of the season when the SFCC Foundation hosts this annual community event featuring performances by SFCC students, area schools and community groups. The walkways are lined with luminarias, and wonderful holiday confections await you at every stop. Children can visit with Santa, and craft-making is offered in the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

Holiday Concerts
Dec. 11 and 12, 7:30 p.m.
Stauffacher Theatre

By far the most popular concert event of the year, the SFCC Holiday Concerts are a must-do event on everyone’s calendar. Vocal and instrumental ensembles present a musical gift of wonderful traditional and contemporary sounds of the advent season. Make your reservations early for the best seats.

Show Choir Invitational
Music Competition
Jan 9, All-Day Event
Fred E Davis Multipurpose Center

Admission is $5 for the entire day at the door for the public and SFCC students and employees. No advance tickets are sold.

Middle and high school show choirs perform in competition throughout the day à la Glee. Divisions exist for small, medium and large schools as well as mixed and women’s divisions. This event is a major fundraiser for the Music Arts program. Proceeds benefit vocal and instrumental activities at SFCC.

Faculty Recital
Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Stauffacher Theatre
Free admission - no ticket required

Ron Sayer, baritone and Cynthia Groff, piano

The singer’s voice and the piano, two of the most beautiful and expressive instruments, reveal the infinite emotion and variety of the art of song. Join faculty members Ron Sayer and Cindy Groff as they share some of their favorite songs for their respective instruments. From Franz Schubert Lieder to Chopin character pieces, the concert goer will enjoy an evening of refined, intimate musical poetry.

Ron Sayer, Music Arts program coordinator and director of choirs, is in his fifth year at SFCC. In addition to his program duties, he also teaches voice, Music Appreciation, Music History and History of Rock’n Roll courses.

Cindy Groff, adjunct instructor of music, teaches piano, Music Theory and Aural Training classes at SFCC. In addition, she maintains a private studio teaching piano students of all levels from grade school through adults.

Stauffacher Artist and Lecturer Series featured program
"Ain't I a Woman!"
Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m., 
Stauffacher Theatre
Free admission

Presented by the Core Ensemble, this is a chamber music theatre production involving an address and musicians who interact with each other to celebrate the lives and times of four significant African American women:

  • Sojourner Truth, an ex-slave and abolitionist
  • Clementine Hunter, a self-taught folk artist
  • Zora Hurston, an anthropologist
  • Fannie Hamer, a civil rights worker

The music is representative of their lives and times, so it draws heavily on spirituals, gospel and jazz.

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Spring Concerts
March 8 and 9, 7:30 p.m.
Stauffacher Theatre

From the splendid solemnity of the Renaissance to the swinging syncopation of the Big Band era, concert goers will be delighted in the variety of music presented by the SFCC ensembles: the Jazz and Chamber choirs and Jazz Runners band. Always a crowd pleaser, this concert features traditional and not so traditional musical offerings and a few surprises along the way!

April 14-16 and 20-23, 7:30 p.m.
April 16, 6:30 p.m., Dinner Theatre
April 17, 2 p.m., Matinée
Thompson O’Sullivan Studio Theatre, Yeater 126

Written by John-Michael Tebelak; music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; directed by Tim Wells, SFCC instructor; musical direction by Ron Sayer, SFCC Music Arts program coordinator and instructor

Prepare for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew. A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus’s life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’s messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. “Godspell” was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm.

Rated PG-not suitable for children

Musical Retrospect
May 3 and 4, 7:30 p.m.
Stauffacher Theatre

The final concert of the academic year provides SFCC music students the opportunity to showcase their talents and acquired musical skills to the community as they reflect on the accumulated musical knowledge of the semester. Performances feature the SFCC Jazz and Chamber choirs and Jazz Runners band as they reminisce on a year of fine music making.

♦ For more information about State Fair Community College's Music Arts program such as a description of the various vocal and instrumental ensembles or scholarships, click here.

Supporting Music Arts

Please join us in keeping music arts alive for our students and the community. Contact the SFCC Foundation to make a tax deductible contribution to support the Music Arts program.

Director’s Circle | $1,000 and above

  • Season tickets for 12
  • Four dinner tickets
  • Recognition in SFCC Foundation publications, performance programs and marketing materials

Grand Patron | $500 to $999

  • Season tickets for six
  • Two dinner tickets
  • Recognition in SFCC Foundation publications, performance programs and marketing materials

Patron | $100 to $499

  • Season tickets for four
  • Recognition in SFCC Foundation publications, performance programs and marketing materials

Friend | $50 to $99          

  • Season tickets for two
  • Recognition in SFCC Foundation publications, performance programs and marketing materials
Performing Arts membership benefits also include:
Premium seating
Pre-sale ticketing
Special dinner theatre pricing
Personal concierge services
Give the gift of the arts!
Give a gift that entertains and enlightens … music, theatre and dinner theatre gift certificates and Performing Arts gift memberships are available. For more information, call the Stauffacher Box Office at (660) 596-7387 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or email

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