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Performing Ensembles

College Choir is a performance course open to all students who have had previous music experience. There are no prerequisites required. College Choir meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:40 p.m. ~ 1:55 p.m. and is under the direction of Dr. Timothy Sexton: tcsexton@eastcentral.edu

Jazz Combo is open, by permission of the instructor, to all students, high school to community adults, who have had instrumental experience in jazz. The group performs a wide variety of literature from jazz and rock band styles. Instrumentation includes trumpets, trombones, saxes, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and auxiliary percussion. Jazz Band meets on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. and is under the direction of Aaron Bounds: akbounds@eastcentral.edu

College Band is open to any college level student who wishes to continue band performances which explores a wide range of original and transcribed work; conducted by Aaron Bounds: akbounds@eastcentral.edu

 

Piano Ensemble is designed to acquaint piano majors with various aspects of collaborative piano work. This course includes work in the piano duets, duos and piano chamber repertoire. It may also include playing accompaniments for solo singers or instrumentalists, or for school ensembles. During the semester students are expected to play for lessons or classes, in private sessions, and on student recitals and juries; under the direction of Jennifer Lim Judd: limj@eastcentral.edu

Jazz Band is a student audition only performing ensemble that prepares and presents concerts specifically of the Big Band style. This is a student only ensemble that performs regularly for every concert as well as two off campus concerts per semester; conducted by Aaron Bounds: akbounds@eastcentral.edu

Percussion Ensemble is designed to acquaint percussion majors with various aspects of collaborative percussion work. The course will include work on percussion chamber repertoire as well as improvisatory pieces. Students will explore traditional, concert literature as well as world percussion ensemble playing. Semester performances will include the following: playing for classes, student recitals, juries and concerts; under the direction of Damon Van: damonvan@hotmail.com

 

Vocal Jazz Ensemble is an audition only performance ensemble focusing on vocal jazz and popular styles. Auditions will be held one week prior to the first week of class. Student must be enrolled in College Choir, unless given special permission.

 
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