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Student Performing Groups

Student Music

Join Us in Making Music!

The Music Department at College of DuPage boasts a variety of music ensembles and offers private lessons in voice, on any instrument, or group lessons in voice and piano, as well as courses in digital recording/editing, music theory and history.

Interested in making music? Find a musical community and experience the joy of performing in one of the COD’s many ensembles. Musicians of all ages are welcome to join. Select ensembles require audition to join and/or for placement. To start making music contact the director or for general questions, call (630) 942-2048.
 
Private lessons are available for all band and orchestral instruments as well as piano and voice. Contact Pam Eiten at (630) 942-2391 or eitenp@cod.edu.
 
 

DuPage Chorale

Lee R. Kesselman, music director
William Buhr, accompanist
DuPage Chorale performs choral masterworks featuring soloists and the DuPage Chorale Orchestra. Membership is open, and includes college and community singers of all ages and levels of experience. Rehearsals are Monday evenings 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the K Building Commons. Register early for Music 1150 or come early to the first rehearsal of each term. View the 2013-2014 Performance Calendar
 

Concert Choir

Lee R. Kesselman, music director
William Buhr, Accompanist
The Concert Choir (Music 1120), open to all singers interested in a wide variety of choral literature, meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 to 11:50 a.m. The Chamber Singers (Music 1130), an auditioned ensemble, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. The Chamber Singers specializes in madrigals, African, Hispanic and other folk music and music for unaccompanied choir. Call for audition information, 942-3008. View the 2013-2014 Performance Calendar
 

Chamber Orchestra

Dan Pasquale D' Andrea, director
A student/community ensemble of strings, winds and harpsichord, exploring the music of Baroque and Classical periods. The orchestra performs Class Schedule "serenades." Register for Music 1141. View the 2013-2014 Performance Calendar
 

Chamber Singers

Lee R. Kesselman, music director
The Chamber Singers are selected by audition and are available for off-campus performances during regular school terms. To schedule future Chamber Singer auditions, call the director at (630) 942-2552. View the 2013-2014 Performance Calendar
 

DuPage Community Concert Band

Terry Redford, director
Membership in our community band is open to any musician, late teens to post-retirement, without audition. Register for Music 1180. For more information, e-mail Terry Redford. View the 2013-2014 Performance Calendar
 

DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble

Tom Tallman, director
A 20 piece big band is dedicated to having fun and playing four decades’ worth of classics. Membership is open to adults and students without audition. Register for Music 1181. View the 2013-2014 Performance Calendar
 

Small Group Jazz

Tom Tallman, director
Instrumental ensembles perform top-shelf material from the first century of jazz history. Register for Music 1190. View the 2013-2014 Performance Calendar
 

Percussion Ensemble

Enjoy dozens of instruments and a myriad exotic sounds. Register for Music 1192. View the 2013-2014 Performance Calendar

Guitar Ensemble

Steve Ramsdell, director
Glorious sound resonates from the MAC lobby in Class Schedule student performances. Register for Music 1193. View the 2013-2014 Performance Calendar
 

Dance

The college’s Dance program presents a performance each semester showcasing the work of imaginative student choreographers, faculty and guest choreographers. Class work as well as individual work is presented in an evening length program.

Tickets are $4 and are available at the MAC Ticket Office. Performances are held in the Mainstage at the MAC. MAC Pack discounts do not apply.

Interested in taking a dance class? Contact Katherine Skleba, skleba@cod.edu.

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