Enjoy student music performances this December at College of DuPage

  • In December, the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn will be featuring performances of student music groups in the MAC's Belushi Performance Hall.

    In December, the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn will be featuring performances of student music groups in the MAC's Belushi Performance Hall. Courtesy of College of DuPage

Updated 11/8/2021 6:28 PM

Student music groups take the stage this winter at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Upcoming concerts feature four unique COD student ensembles celebrating a wide variety of musical styles.


Performances will be held in the MAC's Belushi Performance Hall and tickets are $7, unless otherwise noted.

Following is a list of upcoming concerts.

• On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the COD Jazz/Pop Combos, directed by Matt Shevitz, will perform at noon at the Studio Theatre. Join COD's Jazz/Pop Combos for a free afternoon of music featuring songs by Lake Street Dive, Chick Corea, Tower of Power, Wayne Shorter and others.

• On Tuesday, Dec. 7, COD Chamber Orchestra, directed by Philip Bauman, will perform at 7:30 p.m. This mixed group of instrumentalists, with both student and community members, is open to all from high school to adult ages. The ensemble performs both traditional literature for small orchestra/chamber music from the 1600s through the 20th century as well as less traditional chamber orchestra styles such as jazz, contemporary classical, theater and film music.

• On Wednesday, Dec. 8, the COD Percussion Ensemble, directed by Ben Wahlund, will perform at 7:30 p.m. The chamber ensemble studies and performs repertoire written specifically for the percussion family as well as transcriptions adaptable to percussion.

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• On Thursday, Dec. 9, the Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, directed by Lee R. Kesselman, will perform at 7:30 p.m. The Concert Choir will sing sacred music, Rodgers and Hammerstein works, holiday music and gospel selections.

The Chamber Singers will perform madrigals, holiday music and spirituals. The program also features Tim Takach's "Listen to the Apples" and a tribute to Planet Earth by composers Alberto Grau, Frank Ticheli and Lee R. Kesselman.

To get more information or purchase tickets, call the MAC Box Office at (630) 942-4000, or visit atthemac.org.

The music program at College of DuPage offers the first two years of a baccalaureate music degree program, including coursework in theory and ear training, and a sequence of four class piano courses designed for non-pianists. The program offers associate degrees in music and music business and a certificate in audio production, as well as private lessons in voice, piano, guitar, percussion, and all band and orchestra instruments. Performing groups are open to all students regardless of major, and include Concert Choir, Jazz Choir, Chamber Singers, Community Jazz Ensemble, DuPage Chorale, DuPage Community Band, Chamber Orchestra, Small Group Jazz, Percussion Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble.

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