Visiting Artists Bring Us Together

We make it a priority to teach our students about the value of the arts in society. We want every student to have an appreciation for the talent, dedication and purposeful practice necessary to be a successful performing artist. These visiting performers broaden our understanding of different genres of music and performance styles while exploring opportunities available for students. The musician-in-residence workshops and performances bring our community together to learn, practice and share in the joy of great music.

Dillon Moran Musician-in-Residence

Dillon Moran was the embodiment of a Severn student – a serious scholar, athlete and musician who truly exhibited a passion for life and the Severn community. A friend to all, Dillon will be remembered for many things including his enthusiasm for music. He loved music of all kinds and this resident musician program is designed to inspire all Severn students to appreciate great music the way that Dillon did.
— Headmaster Doug Lagarde

2018 Visiting Artists: Ball in the House

We were proud to host the sixth annual Dillon Moran Musician in Residence visit with Ball in the House! The five-member vocal band (Wallace Thomas, Ben Detty, Montario 'Monty' Hill, Dave Guisti, and Jon Ryan) joined us Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19, 2018 to share their talents and experiences with Middle and Upper School students. 

Ball in the House!

About the Dillon Moran Musician-in-Residence Program

The Dillon Moran Musician in Residence program was created in the Fall of 2012 to commemorate the passion, exuberance and solid musicianship exemplified by Dillon Moran, Severn School Class of 2013. Dillon’s life was tragically cut short in the fall of 2011 as the result of an accident at his home in Davidsonville, Maryland.

The purpose of the program is to invite outside musicians to spend a defined period of time at Severn working with students, faculty, and the entire community to inspire, create and perform great music. The visiting musician will share his/her talent with Severn students and hopefully provide a fresh approach and new ways of bringing music to life in the Severn community.

Past Resident Musicians

  • 2012-13 Matt Scannell
  • 2013-14 The Onus Trio with special guest Helen Sung
  • 2014-15 Eric Hutchinson
  • 2015-16 Charles Yang & Peter Dugan
  • 2016-17 Marissa McGowan & Will Reynolds

Elizabeth Wegner Memorial Musician-in-Residence

The Elizabeth Wegner Memorial Musician in Residence program continues Mrs. Wegner’s legacy of instilling a joy for music by providing unique musical opportunities for the Lower School students of Severn School.

Beth Wegner taught music here for 14 years before her passing in 2014. She was always intent on providing a setting in which children are allowed to discover their own talent in the making of music, the composing of it even at an early age, and the performance of it.

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146