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Le Moyne College has a vibrant music program, providing students with the opportunity to continue their musical studies and participate in a wide range of performing ensembles. From the smooth sounds of the award-winning Jazzuits to the full instrumentation of the Le Moyne College Symphony Orchestra, Music at Le Moyne offers something for everyone!
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If you would like to learn more about courses, requirements, and opportunities for the Music minor, please see the Music brochure or the Le Moyne College catalog.
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The Music Program boasts faculty with a broad variety of professional experiences and backgrounds. From award-winning composers and performers to respected clinicians and conductors, the faculty provides an expert approach to music development.
The Le Moyne College Symphony Orchestra (MUS 395A) boasts full instrumentation, featuring strings, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, and performs multiple concerts both on and off campus each year. The orchestra performs music from all genres, including classical, film, pop, Broadway and more. For more information, email director Travis Newton.
Performing at the end of each semester, the Le Moyne College Jazz Ensemble (MUS 395B) aims to replicate the classic big band sound. Instrumentation consists of saxophones, trumpets, and trombones, with an occasional flute or clarinet, and a rhythm section of piano, bass, guitar and drums. For more information, email director Joe Carello.
The Le Moyne Rock Ensemble (MUS 395C) explores the world of rock music from 1955 to the present. Students listen to, discuss and arrange songs, in addition to collaborating on original songwriting as well. Rehearsals culminate in a public performance. The group is open to both instrumentalists and vocalists. For more information, email director Edward Ruchalski.
The LMC Jazzuits (MUS 394A) formed in 2004 under the direction of Carol Jacobe. Specializing in vocal jazz repertoire and songs from the Great American Songbook, the Jazzuits are very active with performances on the Le Moyne campus as well as participating in jazz festivals, workshops and community performances. For more information, email director Carol Jacobe.
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The Le Moyne College Singers (MUS 394B) specialize in musical theatre and contemporary repertoire. The ensemble is open to singers from the entire Le Moyne community, including students, faculty and staff, with concerts scheduled throughout the semester. For more information, email director Caryn Patterson.
The Le Moyne College Chamber Singers (MUS 394C) specialize in a mostly classical repertoire, including madrigals, operettas and works by modern classical composers. The Chamber Singers consist of 16 voices or less and perform towards the end of the semester. For more information, email director Julia Ebner.
Fermata Nowhere is Le Moyne College's very own a cappella group. Founded in the Fall of 2009 by Stephanie Whittemore and Luke Baker, this coed group of students is completely student run. Fermata Nowhere prides itself on offering its audience fun-filled, student friendly performances packed with enthusiasm and showmanship. Click Here to join Fermata Nowhere on Facebook. For more information, email faculty moderator Greg Giovanini.
Prof. Edward Ruchalski
Performing Arts Center 206Le Moyne College1419 Salt Springs RoadSyracuse, NY 13214
“There's so many music groups to choose from that there's a spot for everyone here.”
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