Community members will not receive college credit for the Chorus or Orchestra courses;
if you would like to receive college credit you must enroll at DCC Registrar’s office
by calling (845) 431-8020.
MUX 703 CHORUS (AGES 14 TO ADULT) ONLINE
(15 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. This semester Chorus will be online, so instead of traditional group singing, students
will learn techniques on how to be an effective choral singer, critique performances,
touch upon the history of choral music and sing in sectional rehearsals via Zoom on
repertoire for the spring semester.
MUX 700 ORCHESTRA (AGES 14 TO ADULT) ONLINE
(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. New members must contact Dr. Brellochs at email@example.com to submit a video of their playing before the first class. This semester Orchestra
will be online, so instead of traditional group playing students will learn how to
record their parts individually so that they can be combined into a remote orchestral
MUX 540 COMMUNITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (AGES 14 TO ADULT) ONLINE
(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. Interested new students, please call Laura Doe
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 431-8916. Section 25 is for beginners and returning beginners; Section
26 is for advanced students.
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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MUX 804 PIANO ENSEMBLE (AGES 12 TO ADULT) ONLINE
(6 Sessions) In this group class, students will prepare piano ensemble repertoire
for performance. Opportunities to play piano duets, piano four-hands, and other combinations
are possible. Students of varying levels are welcome, including intermediate and advanced
players. A combination of performance skills, listening skills, and expressive techniques
will be emphasized. The class will culminate in an online recital. Strong music reading
skills encouraged. No class 11/28.
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CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES & COMBOS (All ages) ONLINE / 4 or 12 Sessions
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 email@example.com.
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.