Performing Arts at CCBC


Music at CCBC

For information on the Music degree programs at CCBC or to inquire about taking lessons, contact a Music Coordinator:
For Catonsville, contact Rebecca Ocampo, 443-840-4014.
For Dundalk or Essex, contact Monica Otal, 443-840-1726.

From classical to jazz, vocal and instrumental, concerts at CCBC offer every style and period of music. On the campuses and in the community, CCBC musicians bring you quality concerts year-round.

December 6 at 7:30 PM
CCBC Chamber Singers
CCBC Essex, Arts & Humanities Recital Hall
This select choral ensemble, under the direction of CCBC faculty member Monica Otal, will present diverse music of the holiday season.

December 8 at 12:20 PM
Jazz Plus
CCBC Essex, College Community Center, Upper Lobby
The Jazz Plus Ensemble, under the direction of Brian Comotto, will perform standard and original jazz and pop compositions, as well as holiday favorites.

December 9 at 7:30 PM
CCBC Electric Guitar Ensemble
CCBC Essex, Arts & Humanities Recital Hall
Under the direction of CCBC faculty member Rob Winter, the Electric Guitar Ensemble will perform popular and jazz selections.

December 11 at 8:00 PM
An Evening of Big Band Jazz
CCBC Essex, College Community Center, Theatre
Under the direction of Ashton Fletcher, Powerhouse Ensemble will perform jazz standards, big band and holiday favorites.

Weekly music forums feature professional musicians as well as students and faculty, and are free and open to the public. Music forums take place each Friday at 12:20pm in the Arts and Humanities Hall Recital Hall, at CCBC Essex, unless otherwise noted.

September 5

Extraordinary flutist and lecturer Galen has performed and recorded with some of the world's greatest recording artists. His program "Notes at Noon" will also feature pianist Mark Meadows, bassist Max Murray and drummer Frank Russo.

September 12
O'er the Ramparts

Preview the new historical pageant marking the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore, and gain insight into the creation of the show, with composer and lyricist Dr. Bill Watson, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, and playwright Dr. Anne Lefter, Director of Performing Arts.

September 19
The Three Piano Players

Duke Thompson, Chris Sengstacke and CCBC music faculty member Andrew Lewis will present a diverse and fascinating program of music for a single piano in solo, duo and trio performances, spanning "Back to Rock."

September 26
Vocal Workshop: Learning Italian

Voice students and interested others are invited to participate in a workshop highlighting the study of beginning Italian, with an emphasis on learning and appreciating Italian art songs and arias.

October 3
Pop Student Recital

CCBC students studying applied music will present a concert of music in the popular style, including jazz and musical theatre.

October 10
Luis Garay Percussion World Ensemble
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a thrilling concert featuring percussion instruments in a wide range of Afro-Latin musical genres, from the Afro-Latin jazz rhythms of Brazil and Cuba to fusion Latin-jazz and funk.

October 17
Brian Comotto: Multi Instrumentalist
CCBC music faculty member Brian Comotto will display his considerable talents on the piano and guitar, accompanied by music faculty member Rob Winter on electric guitar, and Dean of Liberal Arts William Watson on drums.

October 24
Trio Montage

Clarinetist Marguerite Levin, baritone Phillip Collister, and pianist Timothy McReynolds perform arrangements of standard classical literature, contemporary works and crossover popular styles.

October 31
Classical Student Recital

Students studying applied music at CCBC Essex will perform instrumental and vocal classical selections ranging from the Baroque era to modern times.

November 7
The Merling Trio

Violinist Renata Artman Knific, cellist Bruce Uchimura and pianist Susan Wiersma Uchimura create a truly international trio, hailed for their remarkable gifts of communication, magnificent precision, and an impeccalbe blend of sound. Since making its debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1993, the trio has performed through the United States, Canada and Europe.

November 14

Avante Vocal Jazz fuses contemporary a capella with the art form of vocal jazz. Avante will perform a unique repertoire ranging from contemporary choral works to cutting edge jazz with a modern flair.

November 21

From Spain, Italy and Greece to Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and Northern Africa, Divisio sends roots into cultures long gone and branches into cultures still in development. Brian Kay, Niccolo Seligman and Dan Raney will perform in this exuberant Music Forum, co-sponsored by the World Arts Festival, in celebration of International Education Week.

December 5
CCBC Chamber Singers

This select choral ensemble will combine with the CCBC Community Chorus to perform Vivaldi's Baroque masterpiece Gloria. Other music of the season will also be performed.

December 8 (note date)
CCBC Jazz Plus Ensemble

College Community Center Upper Lobby, 12:20pm
The Jazz Plus Ensemble, under the direction of CCBC faculty member Brian Comotto, will perform standard and original jazz and pop compositions, as well as holiday favorites, at this special Monday Music Forum.


Casual Concerts
All Casual Concerts are free and open to the public
See Music Forum for program descriptions

CCBC Catonsville, Center for the Arts, Lounge
Wednesdays at 11:15 am (unless otherwise noted)

September 17
The Three Piano Players

November 19

Co-sponsored with the World Arts Festival.

December 3
Instrumental Student Recital
CCBC Catonsville Music students will perform selections from diverse genres.

December 8 (please note date)
Vocal/Choral Student Recital
CCBC Catonsville applied voice students will sing classical, popular and musical theatre selections, and the CCBC Community Chorus, under the direction of Lynn Gambrill, will also perform.


CCBC Dundalk, College Community Center, Student Lounge
Thursdays at 11:30 am (unless otherwise noted)

September 18
The Three Piano Players

November 20

Co-sponsored with the World Arts Festival.

December 4
Student Recital

CCBC Dundalk applied music students will sing and play classical and popular selections.

CCBC Box Office 443.840.ARTS (2787)

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