School of Music Ensembles

Wind Ensemble
The SCCC Wind Ensemble performs classic literature for concert band as well as contemporary music for brass, woodwinds, and percussion. The ensemble consists mainly of SCCC Music students, but is open to all with permission of the Director.

The SCCC Chorus performs the acknowledged masterworks of choral literature as well as new music and popular selections. The Chorus regularly performs music from throughout the world, including Asia, South America, Eastern Europe, and Africa in original languages. Membership is open to all students.

Vocal Chamber Ensemble
The Vocal Chamber Ensemble is an auditioned small choral ensemble. It performs music ranging from the renaissance to contemporary works, jazz, and other styles. Membership is by audition.

Jazz Ensemble
The Jazz Ensemble performs classic and contemporary scores for big band. The ensemble has performed on concert tours in Canada and Europe and at numerous jazz festivals. Membership in the Jazz Ensemble is by audition.

Jazz Combo
The Jazz Combo is a small group that performs bebop, cool, funk and other jazz styles. Emphasis is on solo improvisation and small group interaction. Membership is by audition.

Guitar Ensemble
The SCCC Guitar Ensemble performs music for electric guitars in various size groups. Emphasis is on jazz styles, improvisation, and music reading. Membership is by audition.

Classical Guitar Ensemble
The Classical Guitar Ensemble performs historic literature for varying chamber ensemble configurations utilizing classical guitar. Membership is by audition.

Percussion Ensemble
The Percussion Ensemble performs a wide variety of scores for mixed percussion, with an emphasis on keyboard and pitched percussion instruments. Membership is by audition.

SCCC music students perform in orchestra off-campus for credit. Membership is by permission of the director.


Upcoming Performances

SCCC Guitar Ensembles
Monday, April 27, 2015
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free

SCCC Percussion & Jazz Ensemble
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free

SCCC Chamber Ensembles
Thursday, April 30, 2015
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free

SCCC Chorus Ensemble
Monday, May 4, 2015
7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 608 State Street, Schenectady, NY, Free

SCCC Jazz Combos
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free

SCCC Wind Ensemble
Friday, May 8, 2015
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free

SCCC Vocal Chamber Ensemble
Monday, May 11, 2015
7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free

For more information on any of these performances, please contact Laura Cossart in the School of Music at (518) 381-1231 or by e-mail:

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