Ensembles

MUX 703       CHORUS (AGES 14 TO ADULT) ON-CAMPUS

(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. There will be at least one public performance scheduled for Friday, December 10 at 7:30 pm.

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10 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (M) 8/23 - 12/11 DCC J. Howell FREE


MUX 700       ORCHESTRA (AGES 14 TO ADULT)
ON-CAMPUS

(15 Sessions) The Mid Hudson Community Orchestra will explore music from the symphonic repertoire, show tunes, and popular music. The orchestra will also provide an avenue for more advanced players to solo with the orchestra. Besides exploring works for full orchestra, it may be possible to explore works that feature the string section. The group is open to high school, college, and community members. Individuals playing flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, or percussion at a NYSSMA level 4 or higher are welcome to participate. However, there are limited openings for wind and brass players. Members are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition. A public performance is scheduled for Friday, December 10 at 7:30 pm. Other performance dates may be scheduled dependent upon the availability of the orchestra members. New members can contact instructor John Knight via email at, wilbert.knight@sunydutchess.edu, to arrange for an in person audition or directions to submit a video audition.

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10 7:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. (M) 8/25 - 12/11 DCC TBD FREE


MUX 540      COMMUNITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (AGES 14 TO ADULT) ON-CAMPUS

(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 Christian Lopez at christian.lopez@sunydutchess.edu 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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25 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (M) 9/13 - 12/6 DCC A. DiCicco $215
26 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (M) 9/13 - 12/6 DCC A. DiCicco $215


MUX 804     PIANO ENSEMBLE (AGES 14 TO ADULT) ON-CAMPUS

(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 11/27.

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10 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (S) 9/18 - 10/23 DCC A. DiCicco $149
11 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (S) 10/30 - 12/11 DCC A. DiCicco $149


CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES & COMBOS (All ages) ON-CAMPUS / 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 christian.lopez@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.