Performance Ensembles

All our performance ensembles are available to non-majors and the general public. There is a 0-credit option offered through LCC’s Adult Enrichment for non-majors and community members. Look for them in the “noncredit Community Education” section when looking up classes in Banner or check out the Star Zone for help in registration.

MUSC 108 Concert Choir: In this course a larger student and community mixed voice choir explores diverse styles, genres, repertories and cultural traditions spanning the choral experience. General musicianship and training in choral singing are developed. Participation in two to four concerts per semester is required. Music reading skills recommended. No audition required.

MUSC 122 Rock Band: The Rock Band rehearses and performs diverse styles, including cover songs as well as original compositions and arrangements by students. The Instrumentation is open to the characteristic make-up of Rock ensembles, including guitar, bass, keyboard, drum set, and singers. Other instruments may join to expand the ensemble. Participation in two to four concerts per semester is required. No audition required.

MUSC 123 Jazz Ensemble: In the Jazz Ensemble members rehearse and perform pieces of diverse styles from various periods of jazz history. Musical, interpretive, and improvisational skills are developed through ensemble, small combo, and solo performance. Participation in two to four concerts per semester is required. Music reading skills are required. An audition is required to participate. Please contact Professor Jon Gewirtz (gewirtzj@star.lcc.edu) to schedule an audition.

MUSC 124 Multi-Instrumental Music Ensemble: This ensemble is dedicated to the exploration of new sound combinations of a variety of instruments and welcomes players of all instrument types. Compositional, improvisational, and interpretative skills are developed through ensemble, small group, and solo performances. Music reading skills are recommended.

MUSC 237 Musical Theatre Performance: An introductory course for vocalists and actors emphasizing applying acting techniques to song performance. Students will explore music from a preselected range of musical theatre styles. Focus is on stage presence, movement, and advancing dramatic action through the song. The class concludes with a public performance.

Questions about participating in a Performance Ensemble can be directed to Dr. Jon Ten Brink, Program Faculty Chair of the Music Program (tenbrinj@star.lcc.edu).

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