024 SPC Elite Student Showcase to feature percussionist Matthew Silhan

LEVELLAND – South Plains College student percussionist Matthew Silhan will perform at the college’s second Elite Student Showcase at 7:30 p.m. on April 11 at the Tom T. Hall Production Studio in the Creative Arts Building on the Levelland campus. The public is invited to attend this free concert, which Silhan will organize with the help of SPC faculty and students.

Matthew Silhan

Silhan, a second-year commercial music production major from Morton, said his concert, “This is Really Me,” will convey his musical journey and will 

emphasize his musical influences, such as his older brother and parents.

“I made it relate to the influences in my life and the music that reminds me of these people,” he said.

In addition to performing original acoustic music and covers, Silhan said his Lubbock band, Velvet Grove, will join him and play some of their songs. Throughout the performance, attendees will see video interviews of Silhan’s family members, which will convey the significance of certain songs.

Managing the various aspects of the Showcase has been a challenge, Silhan said. However, he is excited to put on a fun performance for the attendees.

“Being able to play with these people I’ve gone to school with for the past two years is what I’m most excited for,” he said.

With Spring 2024 being Silhan’s last semester as a commercial music student, performing in the Elite Student Showcase is a precious moment for him. He said this event is a great opportunity that SPC provides to music students.

“Being able to look back on this concert will be really cool,” he said. “The way SPC is able to do this for students is really special.”

For more information about the Elite Student Showcase, contact Brent Wheeler, SPC commercial music program coordinator, at 806-716-2023 or bjwheeler@southplainscollege.edu.

(SPC Photo/Greg Cook)