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Ensembles

College of Marin Symphony Orchestra

A mix of young and old, the College of Marin Orchestra takes on major works of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth century canon.
The study, rehearsal, and performance of music composed for chamber orchestra and full symphony orchestra from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and contemporary periods. Fulfills the Major Performing Ensemble requirement for the Associate degree in Music. Participation in public performances is required.  Weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (MUS 167)

Oratorio

Marin Oratorio is the 110-voice community chorus that presents large-scale choral masterpieces from the Renaissance to the present. In collaboration with professional orchestra and guest soloists, this auditioned chorus rehearses, produces, and performs public concerts at an advanced level. For experienced choral singers. Fulfills the Major Performing Ensemble requirement for the Associate degree in Music. Participation in public performances is required.  Weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (MUS 169 )

College Chorus

A chorus of mixed voices open to all students. The rehearsal and performance of choral music of a moderate degree of difficulty. Vocal techniques and musical skills are emphasized. Participation in public performances is required.

College of Marin Symphonic Band

An instrumental ensemble for traditional band instrumentalists. This course satisfies the Major Performing Ensemble requirement for music majors. Participation in public performances is required. Weekly rehearsals Wednesday evenings, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (MUS 168)

College of Marin Jazz Ensemble

Play with the big band! Traditional through contemporary standards with opportunities for improvised soloing.  Intermediate-to-advanced performance skills required, as well as live performances with multiple dates at College of Marin and also in the community.  Rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30 (MUS 177)

Chamber Music

For musicians who prefer to play in small ensembles, Chamber Music offers the opportunity to form duos, trios, quartets, and small groups. For experienced players, audition required.


Music Department Web Site
Technical Contact: Joanna Pinckney, Administrative Assistant, 415.485.9460
Content Responsible: Trevor Bjorklund, Chair of Music Department