Ensembles

Performance Ensemble Auditions

For more information about ensembles and ensemble auditions, please contact:

Jazz Band/Swing Band

Director, Gary Gopar

E: ggopar@cypresscollege.edu

Masterworks Chorale, Concert Choir & Chamber Singers

Director, Terra Hurdle

E: thurdle@cypresscollege.edu

Ensembles

Vocal Music

The Chamber Singers is a select group of 24 mixed voices performing in a variety of classical repertoire ranging from Renaissance madrigals to contemporary literature. The ensemble performs four major concerts per year, participates in regional music festivals, and performs at numerous locations throughout the Los Angeles basin. Open to both students and members of the community with extensive singing experience.

Instrumental Music

This ensemble studies the rehearsal and performance of jazz band literature. Sight reading is emphasized as a musical concept. The band performs in concert each semester, and student compositions and arrangements are encouraged.

Vocal and Instrumental Performance

For the student seeking individual instruction on piano, voice, guitar or any standard band or orchestra instrument. A performance at Faculty Juries is required each semester. Vocal and instrumental students are required to concurrently enroll in a vocal or instrumental performing ensemble. Guitarists and pianists should consult with faculty for an appropriate concurrent course.