Student Ensemble Concerts Performed at Indian Wells Theatre
On May 14 and
15 College of the Desert’s (COD) Chamber Singers, Jazz Singers and Instrumental
Ensembles will present concerts at Indian Wells Theatre at California State
University San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus (CSUSB PDC).
May 14 program features the COD Chamber Singers in a wide variety of choral
music by such composers as Mozart and Lauridsen, as well as choral settings of folk
songs and spirituals. The COD Jazz Singers will present eight choreographed
pieces from the American Standard repertoire, including such classics as: Fly Me to the Moon, God Bless the Child, Ain’t That a Kick in the Head and My Romance. Both ensembles are under the direction of
Music Adjunct Faculty Tim Bruneau and accompanied by pianist Joel Baker. Sit
back and enjoy this light-hearted and energetic program.
May 15, The Symphony Band, Brass Ensemble, Jazz Band, Jazz Combos, and Jazz
Guitar Ensembles will present a varied program to include the music of Percy
Grainger, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and others, as well as student
compositions and arrangements. The Symphony Band is conducted by Music Adjunct
Faculty Gregory X. Whitmore. The Jazz Studies program at College of the Desert
is under the direction of Dr. Anthony Fesmire. Fesmire teaches the full
sequence of music theory courses, coordinates the instrumental music major
program, and directs the jazz ensembles.
concerts are set for 7 p.m. at CSUSB PDC, located at 37-500 Cook Street
in Palm Desert.
College of the Desert Music Department offers a comprehensive music major
program leading to an AA-T degree with guaranteed transfer to the California State
University system. Areas of concentration are offered in both traditional and
jazz studies. Ensembles offered at College of the Desert include Symphonic
Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combos, Chamber Singers, and Jazz Singers. In addition to
the AA-T, COD offers certificates in Commercial Music, Musical Theatre, and
more information, contact COD Music Associate Professor Dr. Anthony Fesmire
(instrumental) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or COD Music Professor Dr.
Darlene Romano (vocal) at email@example.com.