Music - Wind Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, World Drum Ensemble
Special Announcement: Long time director and instructor Chuck Blattner retired as of Fall 2017, you can read his farewell letter here.
RCTC Music is pleased to welcome Michael Mangan as the new director of the Band and Choir ensembles at Rochester Community and Technical College. COME AND JOIN THE BAND AND CHOIR--IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP! ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN! Contact the director, Michael Mangan at Michael.Mangan@rctc.edu today!!
The World Drum Ensemble is under the direction of Denny McGuire. To find out more about the drum ensemble, contact Denny.Mcguire@rctc.edu Phone: 507-285-7434.
RCTC Music also offers a variety of music classes for degree and non-degree seeking students alike. We also offer classes in Music Technology with state of the art music studios. To view classes, degree and program options, click on the following link: http://www.rctc.edu/program/music/
Upcoming Music Events for Spring Semester 2018:
Stay tuned for more information regarding possible upcoming performances by the Band and Choir ensembles under RCTC Music's new director, Michael Mangan.
WORLD DRUM ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE:
The RCTC World Drum Ensemble brings its dynamic and explosive sounds along with the driving rhythms of our percussion repertoire to the Hill Theater for the Spring Semester Concert. Under the direction of Denny McGuire. Tuesday, May 1, 4:00pm. Free Admission.
Pieces include a Traditional Ghanaian (West Africa) Bell Processional and Donno (Talking Drum) piece, 3 Brazilian sacred songs from Umbande sung in Portuguese accompanied by atabaque (conga) drums and bell, always a feature of our shows is a smoking hot set of Brazilian Sambas culminating with a finale of Samba Reggae from Bahia (Northeastern Brazil). We look forward to seeing you there!
MUSIC CREATIVITY STUDENT RECITAL:
You are cordially invited to attend the "Creativity and New MediaConcert"
Tuesday afternoon, May 8 at 12:30pm in the 3rd floor College Center Cafeteria (one floor above Hill Theatre).
The concert features original music, video, and lights compositions by students from the Electronic Music I and II classes, and the Music, Video, Lights-2 class. Under the direction of Dr. Kevin Dobbe. The event is open and free to the public. Hope to see you there.
If you are a student who is interested in joining any of the performing ensembles such as the Concert Choir or Concert Band, contact director, Michael Mangan. You may contact him by e-mail: Michael.Mangan@rctc.edu His office is located on the 1st floor in the College Center Building, Room #CC112.