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 Janet Lindquist, 443-840-4014.
For Dundalk or Essex, contact Monica Otal, 443-840-1726.

CONCERTS
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.

May 3 at 7:30 PM
CCBC Chamber Singers
CCBC Essex, AHUM Recital Hall
This choral ensemble, under the direction of Monica Otal, will present classical and contemporary choral repertoire on their Spring Choral Concert, including Mozart's "Veni, Sancte Spiritus."

May 5 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.

May 6 at 7:30 PM
CCBC Electric Guitar Ensemble
CCBC Essex, AHUM Recital Hall
Under the direction of CCBC faculty member Rob Winter, the Electric Guitar Ensemble will perform popular and jazz selections.

May 8 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 and big band favorites.

MUSIC FORUMS
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 (AHUM) Recital Hall, at CCBC Essex, unless otherwise noted.

February 7
The Drum Runners

CCBC alumnus James Gummer, Abigail Palmer and Steve Wannall make up this dynamic and entertaining percussion troupe. Their show exploring the world of rhythm will be followed by an interactive workshop with CCBC students and audience members.

February 14
CCBC Music Faculty Recital

The professional musicians of the CCBC music faculty will present a diverse program of selections from classical to jazz, in solo and ensemble.

February 21
Rob Levit Trio: "The Art of Creativity: Poverty to Possibility"

In conjunction with the CCBC Community Book Connection, the Rob Levit Trio (Rob Levit, electric guitar/singer; Amy Shook, bass; Frank Russo, drums) will present songs exploring the theme of David K. Shipler's The Working Poor. Music will be intermingled with poetry reading and there will be audience participation.

February 28
Student Recital

Students studying applied music at CCBC will perform selections in a variety of musical styles.

March 7
The Hedge Band

In celebration of Celtic month (and St. Patrick's Day), CCBC Performing Arts presents the Irish ensemble, The Hedge Band. Formed in 2005 by four of Maryland's pre-eminent Irish traditional musicians, The Hedge Band consists of Billy McComiskey, Laura Byrne Egan, Donna Long and Pat Egan. All perform, teach and are recognized and respected in Maryland, nationally and worldwide. This performance is supported by a generous grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

March 14
Janice Chandler Eteme, Soprano
Called "one of the loveliest soprano voices on earth" by The Baltimore Sun and "radiant" by the Cincinnati Enquirer, Janice Chandler Eteme has long been among America's foremost lyric sopranos, singing an astonishing range of music with the world's top orchestras and conductors. A Maryland native, versatility has long been the hallmark of this soprano. She has been heard internationally in the roles of Bess and Clara in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, and achieved national prominence as a favorite soprano of the great maestro, Robert Shaw. Ms. Chandler Eteme will present a recital of varied works, accompanied by CCBC faculty member, Monical Otal.

March 21
West Shore Piano Trio
Since their first performance on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in 2008, the West Shore Piano Trio has brought passion, color, and penetrating insight to the works they perform, not only thorugh their playing but also through their commentary and interaction with audiences. Comprised of violinist Heather Haughan, cellist Diana Flesner and pianist Jay DeWire, the WSPT believes that education and live performance enhance each other. In celebration of Women's History Month, the trio offers their fascinating program, "Two Hundred Years of Women Composers."

March 28
Pop Student Recital
CCBC students studying applied music will present a concert of music in the popular style, including jazz and musical theatre.

April 4
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker perform throughout the US, as well as overseas, singing songs and telling stories from the American folk tradition. Sparky Rucker is internationally recognized as a leading folklorist, musician, historian, storyteller and author. He accompanies himself with fingerstyle picking and bottleneck blues guitar, banjo, and spoons. Rhonda Rucker is a musician, children's author, storyteller and songwriter. Her blues-style harmonica, piano, old-time banjo, and bones add musical versatility to their uplifting, toe-tapping performances. They will take their audience on an educational and emotional journey as they perform their program, "The Blue and Gray in Black and White," commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.

April 11
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.

April 25
L'Arabesque Baroque

L'Arabesque Baroque performs on historically accurate instruments and specializes in European chamber music of the late 17th and 18th centuries. The approach of the ensemble centers on communicating the joy, elegance and excitement of baroque music. Barbara Spicher, baroque flute; Douglas Wolters, viola da gamba and baroque cello; William Simms, theorbo and baroque guitar; and Coriolana Simon, viola da gamba, will be joined by soprano Pauline Edmonds Baldridge for an afternoon of baroque sonatas, suites and arias.

May 2
CCBC Chamber Singers

This choral ensemble, under the direction of Monica Otal, will present classical and contemporary choral repertoire on their Spring Choral Concert, including Mozart's "Veni, Sancte Spiritus."

May 5 (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 at this special Monday Music Forum.

May 9
Honors Recital

Specially selected music students will perform and be honored, along with CCBC faculty members, at this festive final Music Forum of the season.

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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)

February 19
Rob Levit Trio: "The Art of Creativity: Poverty to Possibility"

March 26
The Drum Runners

May 5 (please note date)
Instrumental Student Recital
CCBC Catonsville Music students will perform selections from diverse genres.

May 7
Vocal/Choral Student Recital
CCBC Catonsville applied voice students will sing classical, popular and musical theatre selections. The CCBC Community Chorus will also perform.

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

February 20
Rob Levit Trio: "The Art of Creativity: Poverty to Possibility"

May 8
Student Recital

CCBC Dundalk applied instrumental and vocal music students will present a recital of selections from both classical and popular genres.

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