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.

All SCCC students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community, are welcome to participate in a music ensemble.

Students who obtain the A.S. degree in music from Suffolk County Community College typically transfer to 4-year music programs to study music education, music performance, composition, music business, music therapy, or music production. Graduates have transferred to Mannes College, The New School for Music, The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, Queens College, University of Miami Frost School of Music, Central Michigan University, Ithaca College, CUNY Sonic Arts Center, Westminster Choir College, SUNY Fredonia, Columbia University, and Berklee College of Music. For more information, contact the Music Department at (631) 451-4346 or the individual ensemble directors listed below.

College Choir
College Choir

Symphonic Band (MUS133)
Instrumentation: woodwinds, brass and percussion
Music: standard wind band literature
No audition required: Open to all students and community members
Rehearsal time: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Concerts: one per semester, December and May
Contact Professor Peter Randazzo

College Choir (MUS135)
Personnel: mixed voices
Music: standard choral literature
No audition required: Open to all student and community members
Rehearsal time: Tuesday/Thursday 11:00-12:15 p.m. (Ammerman Campus) or Monday/Wednesday 9:30-10:45 a.m. (Grant Campus)
Concerts: one per semester, December and May
Contact Professor Alice I. Cavanaugh

Suffolk Singers (MUS136)
Personnel: mixed voices
Music: chamber music literature
Prerequisite: audition required
Corequisite: College Choir (MUS135)
Rehearsal time: Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45 p.m. (Ammerman Campus)
Concerts: one per semester, December and May
Contact Professor Alice I. Cavanaugh

Contemporary Music Ensemble (MUS138)
Instrumentation: open to all instruments
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
Rehearsal time: Monday/Wednesday 12:30-1:45 p.m.
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 required
Rehearsal time: Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-6:15 p.m.
Concerts: one per semester, December and May
Contact Professor Peter Randazzo

College Orchestra (MUS132)
Instrumentation: strings only
Music: master works from the Baroque through 20th Century
Open to music majors, non-majors, and community members
No audition required (Informal hearing for seating purposes)
Rehearsal time: Monday/Wednesday 4:00-5:25 p.m.
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
Rehearsal time: Monday/Wednesday 2:00-3:15 p.m.
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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