seward county community college

Speech and Drama

Dr. Magda Silva

Dr. Magda Silva is a native of El Paso, Texas.  She earned her Bachelors of Music degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson and her Masters of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts from Arizona State University in Tempe.  While living the greater Phoenix area, Dr. Silva appeared as a soloist and guest artist with groups such as Grand Canyon Men’s Chorale, the Phoenix Oratorio chorus and Arizona Women in Tune. She has performed the role of Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, as a guest artist for ASU Lyric Opera Theatre, and the title role of Bellini’s 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. 

A fun fact about Dr. Silva is that she has performed with OPSU’s Masterwork Concerts in Vivaldi’s Gloria, Schubert’s, Requiem, and Faure’s Requiem. 

Dr. Silva likes working at SCCC because she enjoys working with the students. “Nothing says I’ve made an impact like the groans of my amusing puns. And I enjoy my coworkers.” 

In Dr. Silva’s class students should know that she expects a lot from her students. “I expect them to do their best in every class.” 

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