Richland College has bands, choirs, orchestra, jazz groups, steel bands, private lessons and much more. At Richland College, you learn and perform!
Our Music Department has courses in: Music Theory, Piano, Recording Arts, Audio Engineering, Music Business, Music Composition, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz and Rock (American) Music History, and Guitar.
If you play an instrument, (woodwinds, brass, drums/percussion, piano/keyboard, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass) contact Derrick Logozzo, Director of Instrumental Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 972.238.6254.
If you sing, contact Melissa Logan, Director of Choral Music at email@example.com, 972.238.6284.
We offer private lessons on all instruments and voice for normal tuition rates in combination with our performing groups.
The Richland College Chamber Singers will perform Carl Orff’s popular major work “Carmina Burana” with the Plano Symphony Orchestra at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas at 8:15 p.m., Sat., Nov. 19. The chorus of 200 performers includes the Chamber Singers, Plano Civic Chorus and the Younger Generation. The driving rhythms and sheer power of “Carmina Burana” have made the work immensely popular in concerts, as dance music, cinema soundtracks and commercials.
The Richland Chamber Singers, one of five choral ensembles at Richland College, is comprised of 48 singers and is under the direction of Dr. Michael Crawford, Associate Dean of Performing Arts.
Tickets range from $9-$80 and can be purchased by calling 972 473-7262 or online at planosymphony.org. Group rates and student tickets are available.
What: “Carmina Burana”
When: 8:15 p.m., Nov. 19, 2011
Where: Charles W. Eiseman Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082
Who: Presented by Plano Symphony Orchestra
Info: 972 473-7262, planosymphony.org
Richland College Music kicks off the Fall 2011 Concert Series with the Fall Symphonic Concert 1 at 7:30 p.m., Tues., Oct. 25, in Fannin Performance Hall. Between Oct. 25 and Dec. 8, Richland will present eight evening concerts showcasing the wide range of talents of Richland students and faculty from instrumental to choral. All concerts will be held in Fannin Performance Hall and are free and open to the public.
Fall 2011 Concert Series Schedule:
Fall Symphonic Concert 1
7:30 p.m., Tues., Oct. 25
Guitar Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m., Tues., Nov. 8
Jazz Showcase Concert
7:30 p.m., Tues., Nov. 15
Fall Symphonic Concert 2
7:30 p.m., Tues., Nov. 22
Evening Jazz Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 1
7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 2
7:30 p.m., Tues., Dec. 6
Richland Percussion Group Concert
7:30 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 8
The Texas Community College Band Directors Association presented their annual All-State Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensembles concerts on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, in conjunction with the annual clinic/convention of the Texas Music Educators Association.
Talented community college students from all over the state of Texas, including Richland College, were selected through audition last fall for membership in the bands. While in San Antonio, they participated in rehearsals with their clinicians, culminating in the concerts on Saturday, as well as being afforded the opportunity to attend one of the largest and most comprehensive education clinic/conventions in the country.
The clinician/conductor for the All-State Symphonic Band was J. Eric Wilson, Baylor University. The All-State Jazz Band Clinician was Curt Wilson, Texas Christian University.
Richland College students selected to participate in the All-State Symphonic Band include Philip Bernal (clarinet), Tyler Creel (French horn), Elias Gonzales (alto saxophone), Robert Lafin (bass clarinet), and Hayley Mida (clarinet).
Additional information about the All-State concerts and the Texas Community College Band Directors Association can be found at www.TCCBDA.org. For more information about Richland College’s music department visit www.richlandcollege.edu/music.
Richland College Music is proud to announce a special performance by The Chamber Singers preceding the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performance at the Meyerson Symphony Center at 7:15 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 11, 2010. The Chamber Singers, a 60-voice select choral ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Michael Crawford, Associate Dean of Performing Arts and Choral Director at Richland College, will present a variety of choral works by Eric Whitacre, Robert Schumann, Hugo Alfven, Javier Busto and Moses Hogan. Entrance to the lobby is free; tickets are available for the main concert.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform a special program titled “Viva La France” featuring Jun Märkl, conductor of Orchestre National de Lyon. Selections will include Debussy’s Images, Ravel’s La Valse, and Ravel’s jazzy Piano Concerto in G featuring pianist Ingrid Fliter. The DSO concert will begin at 8 p.m. For more information about tickets visit http://dallassymphony.com.
The Meyerson Symphony Center, designed by I.M. Pei, is located at 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201, in the heart of the arts district in downtown Dallas. For more about planning your visit, see http://www.thedallasartsdistrict.org.
For more information about Richland College’s music program visit http://www.richlandcollege.edu/music/.
Richland Music kicks off the Fall 2010 concert series with the Fall Symphonic Concert at 8 p.m., Tues., Oct. 26, in Fannin Performance Hall. Between Oct. 26 and Dec. 2, Richland will present eight evening concerts showcasing the wide range of talents of Richland students and faculty from instrumental to choral. All concerts will be held in Fannin Performance Hall and are free and open to the public.
Richland continues to build a strong presence in the music community. “Richland College is fortunate to have these groups as the only community college in North Texas to have a wind symphony, string orchestra, and chambers groups,” said Derrick Logozzo, Director of Instrumental Music. Other concerts in the series will focus on guitar, brass, choral, jazz, percussion, and student composer performances. “With the introduction of the newly formed Men’s Chorale, the Richland College Choral Department will now present over 100 singers on stage and has become the largest community college choral department in North Texas,” explained Dr. Michael Crawford, Director of Choral Music.
- The Fall Symphonic Concert at 8 p.m., Tues, Oct. 26, will feature performances by Richland Percussion Group, Derrick Logozzo, director; Chamber Woodwinds, Sharon Deuby, director; Chamber Brass, Michael Hayes, director; Chamber Strings, April Kondrat, director; Richland Wind Symphony, Derrick Logozzo, director; and Richland String Ensemble, Dr. Paul Bonneau, director.
- The Fall Guitar and Brass Concert at 8 p.m., Tues., Nov. 2, will feature performances by Richland Guitar Ensemble, Jan Ryberg, director, and Richland Early Brass Ensemble, Michael Hayes, director.
- Jazz @ Richland at 8:00 p.m., Tues., Nov. 9, will feature performances by Jazz Combo, Brad Williams and Ron Jones, directors; Jazz Singers, Dr. Michael Crawford, director; and Jazz Ensemble, Ron Jones, director.
- The Fall Choral Concert at 8 p.m., Fri., Nov. 19, will feature five choral ensembles including: Women’s Chorale, Gospel Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Singers, and will introduce the newly formed Men’s Chorale, Dr. Michael Crawford and Boriana Savova, directors.
- The Evening Jazz Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 11, will feature Phares Corder, director, and the Thursday Night Jazz Ensemble performing traditional big band music.
- The Fall Symphonic Concert at 7:30 p.m., Tues., Nov. 23, will feature performances by Richland Wind Symphony, Derrick Logozzo, director; and Richland String Ensemble, Dr. Paul Bonneau, director as well as the Richland Percussion Group, Derrick Logozzo, director; Chamber Woodwinds, Sharon Deuby, director; Chamber Brass, Michael Hayes, director; Chamber Strings, April Kondrat, director. The Student Composers Concert at 7:30 p.m., Tues., Nov. 30, will feature compositions from the students of Dr. Paul Bonneau.
- The Richland Percussion Group Concert at 7:30 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 2, is the final concert of the Fall that features performances from the Richland Percussion Group, Derrick Logozzo, director; Keyboard, Fusion, and Concert Percussion Ensembles and Soloists; the Richland Steel Sound Steel Band; and the Richland World Drumming Ensemble, Michael Kenny, director.