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 Performing Arts

Musical Performance Groups

Concert Choir - College Singers

Director - Joseph Johnston
This is a versatile vocal ensemble of approximately 60+ members selected by audition. Performs traditional and contemporary vocal music. This group rehearses during the day four times a week and performs at concerts and musical festivals.
Participation in this ensemble is required for all vocal and piano majors as a large performance ensemble.

Chamber Singers

Director - Rita Scholz

This chamber group of 20-25 people performs a repertoire of traditional choral literature.  Members are selected by audition. This group rehearses on Thursday evenings.  MUP 182

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Director - Joseph Johnston
A 12 to 16 member group selected from the CGCC A Cappella or Chamber Singers by audition, and perform various styles of vocal jazz at diverse functions on and off campus. Rehearsals are held during mid-day hours on Monday and Wednesday. Evening performances are required.

Community String Orchestra

Director - Amber Dudley
The orchestra made up of students and community members performing string orchestral literature at concerts held in the PAC. Students of all levels are welcomed to participate. Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings on campus.
MUP159 Community Orchestra. Auditions may be required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: None.

Community Choir

Director - Joseph Johnston
The Community Choir is open to all singers of all levels of experience. It is meant to be an enjoyable opportunity to sing a variety of musical literature. The class meets on Tuesday evenings.
MUP150 Community Choir

Guitar Ensemble

Director - Randy Tucker
This ensemble is for guitar students who wish to participate in an ensemble.  The rehearsals are held
on Tuesday evenings. MUP181

Community Concert Band

Director - Adam Roberts
The Concert Band is "community" in nature and performs at both campus and off-campus events. Members include music students and teachers, professionals, and people who just love to play band music. The group performs marches, overtures, light classics, pop, and music from Broadway and the movies. Band rehearsals are Wednesday evenings on campus.

Jazz Band

Director - Adam Roberts
The CGCC Jazz Band is an eighteen-member "Big Band" jazz ensemble that performs at on-campus concerts, jazz and art festivals, community park concert series, and in the public schools. The group contains 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 5 trumpets, piano, guitar, bass and drums. The band performs a wide variety of music ranging from 40's "Big Band Swing" style all the way up to today's "Contemporary Jazz" styles and rehearses Monday evenings on campus.

Jazz Combo

Director - Ted Goddard
A small-group instrumental ensemble, the Jazz Combo explores a variety of jazz styles for performances at campus and community events throughout the school year. The group rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays during the semester.
MUP163 Jazz Combo. Jazz Improvisation (MUP 164) and Jazz Theory (MTC130) are highly recommended co-requisites. For audition and additional information, contact Ted Goddard at 480-857-5182 or

Latin Percussion Ensemble

Director - Josh Gottry

This class is a Latin Percussion ensemble. No prior music or percussion experience required. Students will study and perform various Latin percussion styles using appropriate techniques and instruments in an ensemble setting. Performances will be scheduled throughout the semester.
MUP181  - Latin Percussion  - rehearsals M and W mornings

Percussion Ensemble

Director - Josh Gottry
This performing chamber ensemble is open to anyone with percussion experience at or above the high school level. The ensemble rehearses Monday evenings on campus and participates in the instrumental concerts on campus.  This group also participates with other percussion ensembles in state wide events.

Music is selected to highlight all areas of concert percussion and ranges from standard college percussion ensemble literature to orchestral arrangements and contemporary and novelty percussion selections.

Wind and Percussion Ensemble

Director - Adam Roberts
This class is a Wind Ensemble (Band) and includes woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Information/Audition: Adam Roberts  This class meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and will perform with other ensembles on campus throughout the semester.

MUP181  Wind and Percussion Ensemble