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LMC Music Ensembles Open for Community Audition and Participation

August 20, 2013

BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Lake Michigan College’s Fall 2013 community education classes at the Napier Avenue Campus begin in September. Area musicians have five options for skill improvement and performance opportunities throughout the semester: Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Show Choir-Voice LMC, and Symphonic Wind Ensemble. All music ensembles meet at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center in Room F-125.

Jazz Band
Instruction and performance of music in all styles of jazz and rock idioms includes techniques of rehearsing stage band, playing of student arrangements and performance of jazz compositions, concert arrangements, and various rock idioms. Open through audition. No discounts.

Date: Wednesdays, September 4 – December 11
Time: 4:10 – 6:20 p.m.
Cost: $25
Instructor: Chris Keech

Concert Choir
Choir performs in regular concerts each semester using a varied range of sacred and secular music for the purpose of study and performance. Open to all students and also all community members with vocal ability through audition. No discounts.

Date:                Tuesdays, September 3 – December 10
Time:                7 – 9 p.m.                                
Cost:                 $25
Instructor:         Daniel Hendrickson

Show Choir – Voices LMC
Musical theatre and jazz music. Choir performs regularly during the semester with small instrumental ensembles. Staging and choreography are important parts of the performances. Open through audition.  No discounts.

Date:                Mondays and Wednesdays, September 4 – December 11
Time:                12:40 - 2:50 p.m.          
Cost:                 $50
Instructor:         Daniel Hendrickson

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Music ranging from traditional through contemporary styles. Open to all students and community members, through audition, with interest in performing concert band music. May be repeated for credit. No discounts.

Date:                Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 3 – December 12
Time:                1:30 – 2:30 p.m.           
Cost:                 $25
Instructor:         Christina Gibson

LMC Gospel Ensemble
This is an introduction to traditional African American music and the process of vocal, physical, and text preparation need for the presentation and performance of gospel music. Emphasis will be given to the study of vocal production, music interpretation and movement in the communication of ideas as they are presented in a text or scripture, and the continued discovery and understanding of African American cultural and musical traditions. The course offers individuals of all backgrounds and diverse communities the opportunity to bond, support and sing gospel music together, and no auditions are required. Members will perform in regular concerts. No discounts.

Date:                Mondays, September 9 – December 16
Time:                7 – 9:10 p.m.
Cost:                 $59
Instructor:         Dr. Calvin McClinton

Auditions are required for Jazz Band, Choir, Voices LMC, and Wind Ensemble – call Kris Behr at (269) 927-8876 for an appointment. To learn more about community education classes for the fall semester, contact 1-800-252-1562 ext. 7502 or visit 

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