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Ensembles

MUX 703      CHORUS (AGES 14 TO ADULT) 

(16 sessions) Are you a soprano? Alto? Tenor? Bass? Sing in a variety of musical styles from contemporary choral pieces to choral classics like Mendelssohn's "Elijah." This large ensemble of 40+ members is open to everyone who has had some singing experience and would like an opportunity to improve their ability to blend, phrase, and work together in a musical group. There will be at least one public performance on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.

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10 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (M) 8/26 - 12/13 DCC A. Foster FREE

Note: Students wishing to take MUX 703 Chorus for college credit have the option of enrolling at DCC Registrar’s office by calling (845) 431-8020.


MUX 700      ORCHESTRA (AGES 14 TO ADULT) 

(16 sessions) Do you like Beethoven, Brahms, and Wagner as well as Broadway musical medleys? The group is open to individuals playing flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, or percussion at a NYSSMA level 4 or higher. Members are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition.  In partnership with the Mid-Hudson Community orchestra this group usually has 50+ members. There will be at least 2-3 public performances including the final performance on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. Contact Dr. Brellochs at christopher.brelloc@sunydutchess.edu or 845-431-8625 to arrange a brief appointment to play for him before the first class. 

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10 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (W) 8/26 - 12/13 DCC C. Brellochs FREE

Note: Students wishing to take MUX 700 Orchestra for college credit have the option of enrolling at DCC Registrar’s office by calling (845) 431-8020.


MUX 540      COMMUNITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (AGES 14 TO ADULT)

(12 Sessions) Explore the world of jazz improvisation with an ensemble. Students will increase technical facility on their instrument while achieving interactive ensemble playing, including harmonic and rhythmic exploration. Available to intermediate and advanced players of any instrument, from junior high school age through adult. Interested new students, please contact laura.doe@sunydutchess.edu. Section 25 is for beginners and returning beginners; Section 26 is for advanced students. No class 11/25.

Required textbooks: The Real Book” 6th Edition (Hal Leonard), and The Real Easy Book” Level 1, 3-Horn Edition (Sher Music Co.).  

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25 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (M) 9/9 - 12/2 SP D. Yerry $215
26 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (M) 9/9 - 12/2 SP D. Yerry $215

CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES & COMBOS (All ages)

Do you want to sing in a barbershop quartet, play in a jazz combo or string quartet, rock out with a band? Chamber Music Ensembles and Combos are available in any style or instrumentation from classical/jazz to contemporary/pop styles. If you are interested in creating a group or have one already formed, contact laura.doe@sunydutchess.edu.

All members of the group will register for a 30-minute lesson package and then pool their lesson time to meet once a week with a professional coach:

  • 2 members = 1 hour per week

  • 3 members = 1.5 hours per week

  • 4+ members = 2 hours per week

Date/time of lessons to be determined between group members and professional coach.