2020-2021 Concert and Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, concerts are free and open to the public.
Although there will be no performances by our music students this semester, we have 3 concerts by guest artists planned for your enjoyment as part of the "Zooming In: MC World Arts Festival" program.
- VICTOR PROVOST: Caribbean Music and It's Intersection with American Jazz - Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m.
- AMADOU KOUYATE: African Kora Demonstration and Performance - Thursday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.
- DAWN AVERY: Global Spiritual Music Traditions and Native Heritage Discussion and Performance - Thursday, November 19, 7 p.m.
To register for these free live-streamed events, visit the Arts Institute Pagenew window.
Any student interested in becoming a music major must audition for one of the full-time faculty on the Rockville campus.
- Piano: Dr. Jay Crowder (240-567-7559)
- Voice: Dr. Molly Donnelly (240-567-7558)
- Strings: Dr. Dawn Avery (240-567-5035) or Prof. Pablo Saelzer (240-567-7562)
- All other instruments: Prof. Alvin Trask, Chair of the Rockville Performing Arts Department (240-567-7551)
Music majors are required to take a theory placement test. For more information about the requirements for an audition and when faculty are available to schedule an audition, please contact the music office at 240-567-5209.
All ensembles are one-credit courses with a culminating concert at the end of the semester. (The exception is Orchestra, which performs twice a semester.)
- Chorus (MUSC 163)
- Orchestra (MUSC 166) - Audition Required*
- Chamber Singers (MUSC 170) - Audition Required*
- Raptor Band/Wind Ensemble (MUSC 172)
- Jazz Ensemble (MUSC 161C)
- World Ensemble (MUSC 161D)
* Auditions are required only for Orchestra and Chamber Singers. All other ensembles are open to all students.