Ensembles

Ensembles are offered for degree credit. Ensembles can be repeated four times with the CRNs having A-D listings. Students wishing to be in more than one ensemble per semester can petition with the Music Department Chair to do so.

YouTube Channel for all San Diego Mesa College Music Dept. Ensembles: https://www.youtube.com/user/SDMesaCollegeMusic

Additional Websites:

San Diego Mesa College Music Department Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/SDMesaCollegeMusicDepartment

San Diego Mesa College Music Dept. Facebook #2

https://www.facebook.com/sdmc.musicdepartment

Athletic Concert Band, directed by James Romeo

This course is an introduction to athletic concert band. Emphasis is placed on the musical and social education of participating members through the study and performance of musical pieces that celebrate school tradition, pageantry, and pride on campus. This course is designed for music majors and all interested students. Offered every fall semester only. 1 Unit, MUSI 250 A-D.  Contact: James Romeo jromeo@sdccd.edu

Classical Guitar Ensemble, directed by George Svoboda

This course provides for the study and performance of selected guitar ensemble works. After an audition, each student is assigned to an ensemble. Students practice and perform in an intermediate-to-advanced guitar ensemble, focusing on developing their skills in reading music, as well as the technical and interpretative skills required in the performance of a wide variety of works from different historical eras. The course topics will be different with each repetition as the musical repertoire presented and performed differs each time the course is offered. Attendance at classes, rehearsals and performances is required. 1 Unit, MUSI 255. 

Contact: George Svoboda gsvoboda@sdccd.edu

Additional Web:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mesa-College-Guitar-Ensemble/245418765478785 

Concert Jazz Band, directed by James Romeo

A selected group of limited membership devoted to the preparation and performance of the best contemporary jazz and stage band literature. Designed to meet the needs of the student desiring to enter the field of professional stage band work, but open to qualified students of any department of the college. The group gives public concerts and supplies music for college functions. Attendance at rehearsals and performances is an integral part of this course. Offered every semester. 1 Unit, MUSI 252.  Contact: James Romeo jromeo@sdccd.edu

Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bob Magnusson

This course is a study of small jazz ensemble music performance at the beginning level. Students are seated in ensemble groups according to their technical ability in preparation for performance. This course is designed for music majors and anyone interested in playing with an ensemble. 1 Unit, MUSI 253 A-D. 

Contact: Bob Magnusson bobmagnusson@cox.net

Jazz Guitar Ensemble, directed by Bob Boss

This course is a study of jazz guitar ensemble music performance at the beginning level. Students are seated in ensemble groups according to their technical ability in preparation for performance. This course is designed for music majors and anyone interested in playing with an ensemble. 1 Unit, MUSI 253 A-D.  Contact: Bob Boss bobboss@cox.net

Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dr. Richard Chagnon

Vocal Ensemble is an intermediate choral ensemble that focuses on developing music-reading, aural and vocal skills in the preparation and performance of a wide variety of choral works. Enrollment is by audition. Members are expected to have some previous choral and vocal experience. Attendance at rehearsals and performances is required.  1 Unit, MUSI 210 A-D.  Contact: Dr. Richard Chagnon rchagnon@sdccd.edu

Additional Web: http://homework.sdmesa.edu/rchagnon/Ensemble_site/Vocal_Ensemble.html

World Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson

This course is a world music ensemble, which exposes students to a variety of world music traditions, including those found in Uganda (East Africa), Ghana (West Africa), Zaïre (Central Africa), and Brazil (South America). Students will learn basic techniques on a variety of percussion instruments and learn to sing traditional vocal pieces. Repertoire covered involves learning through oral tradition and alternative notation. No prior experience needed and no audition required. Open to all students. Offered every semester: M/W 4:00-5:25 pm, C-119.  1 Unit, MUSI 253 A-D.  Contact: Dr. N. Scott Robinson nsrobins@sdccd.edu

Additional Ensembles

San Diego Continuing Education Music Ensembles at San Diego Mesa College Music Department