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The College offers a wide variety of musical activities and events for student participation, including being an active member in a music club, attending music concerts and/or performing in any of seven music groups listed below. These groups are offered through the College Music Program and provide a solid and comprehensive foundation for both music majors who intend to pursue music as a career and non-majors who are interested in performing. Each group is attached to a specific music course as indicated. These courses may have prerequisites and may require an audition. Concerts are normally given once a semester in December and May unless otherwise noted. Check the Arts and Entertainment Schedule for specific details. All events are free and open to the public.

All Suffolk County Community College students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community, are welcome to participate in a music ensemble.

Symphonic Band (MUS133)
Instrumentation: woodwinds, brass and percussion
Music: standard wind band literature
No audition required: Open to all students and community members
Rehearsal time: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Contact Professor: Vickie Henson
College Choir (MUS135)
Personnel: mixed voices
Music: standard choral literature
Open to all student and community members
Rehearsal time: Tue/Thur 11:00-12:15
Contact Professor: Alice Cavanaugh
Suffolk Singers (MUS136)
Personnel: mixed voices
Music: chamber music literature
Prerequisite: audition
Corequisite: College Choir (MUS135
Rehearsal time: Tue/Thur 12:30-1:45
Contact Professor Alice Cavanaugh
Jazz Ensemble (MUS134)
Instrumentation: rhythm section, trumpets, trombones, and saxophones
Music: Swing, Latin, Funk, Be-bop, and Fusion
Prerequisite: audition
Rehearsal time: Tue/Thur 5:00-6:15
Contact Professor: Vickie Henson


Guitar Ensemble (MUS131)
Instrumentation: acoustic guitar/electric bass
Music: standard classical guitar literature
Open to music majors and non-majors
Prerequisite: Fret-board Theory/Harmony (MUS113) or audition
Concerts: to be announced
Rehearsal time: Mon/Wed 2:00-3:15
Contact Professor James Erickson
Contemporary Music Ensemble (MUS138)
Instrumentation: open to all
Music: performance of music composed during the 20th Century with emphasis on works composed during last half of the century. The ensemble will also preview new commissioned works.
Prerequisite: Music Theory I (MUS122) and audition or permission of instructor
Rehearsal time: Mon/Wed 12:30-1:45 
Contact Professor Alexander Nohai-Seaman


College Orchestra (MUS132)
Instrumentation: strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion
Music: master works from the Baroque through 20th Century
Open to music majors, non-majors, and community members
Prerequisite: informal individual audition
Rehearsal time: Mon/Wed 4:00-5:15
Contact Professor Richard W. Wright