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Music Ensembles

Welcome to the Music Department at Suffolk County Community College. Our music program offers a solid and comprehensive foundation for both music majors who intend to pursue music as a career and non-majors who are interested in performing. The Music Department currently sponsors seven performing ensembles, as indicated below.

College Choir
College Choir

Symphonic Band (MUS133)
Instrumentation: woodwinds, brass and percussion
Music: standard wind band literature
Open to all students and community members
Concerts: one per semester, December and May
Contact Professor Eric Bush

College Choir (MUS135)
Personnel: mixed voices
Music: standard choral literature
Open to all student and community members
Concerts: one per semester, December and May
Contact Professor Alice I. Cavanaugh

Suffolk Singers (MUS136)
Personnel: mixed voices
Music: chamber music literature
Prerequisite: audition
Corequisite: College Choir (MUS135)
Concerts: one per semester, December and May
Contact Professor Alice I. Cavanaugh

Gospel Choir (MUS137)
Personnel: mixed voices
Music: standard and contemporary gospel literature
Open to music majors and non-majors
Corequisite: College Choir (MUS135)
Concerts: one per semester, December and May
Contact Professor Byron L. Preston

Contemporary Music Ensemble (MUS138)
Instrumentation: open to all
Music: performance of music composed during the 20th Century with emphasis on works composed during last half of the century. The ensemble will also preview new commissioned works.
Prerequisite: Music Theory I (MUS122) and audition or permission of instructor
Concerts: one per semester, December and May
Contact Professor Alexander Nohai-Seaman

Jazz Ensemble (MUS134)
Instrumentation: rhythm section, trumpets, trombones, and saxophones
Music: Swing, Latin, Funk, Be-bop, and Fusion
Prerequisite: audition
Concerts: one per semester, December and May
Contact Professor Eric Bush

College Orchestra (MUS132)
Instrumentation: strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion
Music: master works from the Baroque through 20th Century
Open to music majors, non-majors, and community members
Prerequisite: informal individual audition
Concerts: one per semester, December and May
Contact Professor Richard W. Wright

Guitar Ensemble (MUS131)
Instrumentation: acoustic guitar/electric bass
Music: standard classical guitar literature
Open to music majors and non-majors
Prerequisite: Fret-board Theory/Harmony (MUS113) or audition
Concerts: to be announced
Contact Professor Liam Murphy

Contemporary Music Ensemble
Contemporary Music Ensemble

Violinist and Orchestra
Orchestra

Strings and Brass
Strings and Brass

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