2018-2019 Catalog

Music Performance Groups and Concert Series

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The Music Department sponsors an excellent and widely varied series of concerts throughout each academic year. In addition to recitals by guest artists, programs by the faculty, and frequent new music and world music concerts the students themselves are heard each semester in regular student recitals and individual programs. Distinguished as an All-Steinway School, the music department’s many performances are enhanced by these fine instruments. Performing groups include the University Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Guitar Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and the Early Music Collegium.

The University Chorus and Chamber Singers 

The principal aim of the chorus is to acquaint its members and its audiences with the finest chorale music drawn from all periods of music history including the present time. Music by such composers as Palestrina, Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Copland and Bialosky among many others, grace its programs.
The Chorus performs both unaccompanied and with orchestra compositions and often joins forces with neighboring schools in special presentations. 

Guitar Ensemble 

The CSUDH Guitar Ensemble is co-directed by Dr. Scott Morris and Matthew Greif and consists of students from our highly respected classical and studio jazz guitar program. In addition to being heard at numerous university functions throughout the year, the group presents a full recital at the end of each semester. The group is also featured in the annual “Guitar Day at Dominguez” festival. 

Early Music Collegium 

The EMC is co-directed by Dr. Scott Morris, Dr. Dawn Brooks, and Dr. Rik Noyce and features students from the department of music performing music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods on historically accurate instruments such as lutes, Baroque guitars, cornamuses, and recorders. Early vocal music is also presented by the ensemble. 

Jubilee Choir 

The Jubilee Choir, under the direction of Dr. Hansonia L. Caldwell, performs not only well-known classical religious work, but also literature that includes spirituals, gospel music, jazz, and blues. The Choir performs widely in the community and holds an annual benefit concert. 

Musical Theatre

Students may participate in musical theatre performances produced by the Theatre Arts and Dance Department. 

The University Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble is directed by Dr. StephenThe Jazz Ensemble is directed by Dr. Stephen Moore and performs a wide variety of contemporary commercial music. Past concerts have featured the music of jazz legends such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie as well as current Blues and Rock artists. Membership is by audition.