The West Shore Community College Music Department will be performing their spring concerts throughout Aprl.
On April 13, the WSCC Jazz Ensemble will perform with the Shelby High School Jazz Band as special guests. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Center Stage Theater.
According to Ted Malt, Professor of Music Studies and Director of Performing Arts, WSCC’s music ensembles are home to many talented community musicians and selected high school musicians from many regional high schools.
“As a mission of the college, our music ensembles collaborate with area high schools to provide those musicians another performance outlet. This semester, the jazz band has taken on a larger shape as we added to the saxophone and rhythm sections. I am excited to have the Shelby High School Jazz Band performing with us during our upcoming concert.”
The Shelby High School Jazz Band is under the direction of Curt Isakson where he serves as director of bands and is also an adjunct professor of music technology at WSCC.
The WSCC Percussion Ensemble and Wind Symphony will be performing at the Hart Middle School Auditorium, on April 19, at 7:30 p.m. This concert will feature popular wind band music from the likes of Alfred Reed and Samuel Hazo. The Wind Symphony will also be performing a two-movement work titled “Chaos Theory,” by James Bonney written for wind ensemble and electric guitar. The featured soloist for this piece will be David Kosla, of Ludington.
The Percussion Ensemble will perform two challenging numbers with special guest artist and Percussionist David Claire, a Ludington native who is a product of the Ludington High School music program. Claire studied music at North Texas State University.
The WSCC Concert Choir, under the direction of Rebecca Sopha and Lew Wilson will be in concert on Sun. April 23, at 2 p.m., at the Ludington Center for the Arts. The choir will be performing selections of sacred, secular and contemporary works.
“The concert choir serves as musical ambassadors to surrounding communities as they perform a number of concerts throughout the year. Becky and Lew always provide our audiences with a musically diverse concert every year which is enjoyable for all who attend,” says Malt.
Tickets can be purchased online or by phone at 231-843-5507, or in person at the Schoenherr Campus Center Book Store. Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tickets will also be available one hour before each event in the lobby of the performance venues.
Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Communications & Community Engagement