Music Performance

Music Performance

The CLC Music Department has a rich history of music performance entertaining audiences for more than 50 years. Currently, there are eight performing ensembles which provide a wide variety of music styles. These performing ensembles are comprised of musicians from Central Lakes College and members from surrounding greater Minnesota communities. CLC performance ensembles are involved in community outreach and tour internationally on a regular basis.

Central Lakes College offer music classes to degree seeking students through our Music Associate of Fine Arts Degree.  Music courses are also offered from our Music Department to non-music majors in a variety of classes from music lessons to performance, music theory and audio production.

Ensembles

This concert band is comprised of advanced, semi-professional musicians who have auditioned into the ensemble. The Wind Symphony focuses on enhancing each individual’s strengths in preparing and performing traditional and contemporary band literature with balance, blend, and intonation, fused with passion and intensity to create an overall musical experience unlike any other. This ensemble performs two concerts per season, hosts a band festival, and tours internationally every two years.

This band is an intermediate non-auditioned concert band focused on enhancing musical skills and building fluency and proficiency. This ensemble encompasses age levels from high school to adult, preparing and performing traditional and contemporary band literature with one concert per semester. Fun activities, a great variety of music, music theory, and ear training make up the experience. This ensemble tours internationally every two years.

This jazz band is comprised of intermediate to advanced, semi-professional musicians who have auditioned into the ensemble. The Jazz Orchestra focuses on enhancing each individual’s strengths by preparing and performing traditional and contemporary jazz literature with style, articulation, balance, blend, and intonation fused with passion and intensity. This ensemble performs two concerts per season, plus jazz gigs and fundraising galas, and tours internationally every two years.

This band is an intermediate, non-auditioned jazz ensemble focused on enhancing musical skills and building fluency and proficiency. The ensemble encompasses age levels from high school to adult, focuses on jazz as a language, and performs one concert per semester, with other public performance opportunities throughout the year. Fun activities, a great variety of music, music theory, and ear training make up the experience. This ensemble tours internationally every two years.

This ensemble encompasses age levels from high school to adult and musicianship levels from intermediate to expert. The group prepares traditional and contemporary brass choir literature and performs one concert per year, plus other public performances as opportunities arise.

This ensemble encompasses age levels from high school to adult and musicianship levels from intermediate to expert. The group prepares traditional and contemporary woodwind ensemble literature and performs one concert per year, plus other public performances as opportunities arise.

This ensemble encompasses age levels from high school to adult and musicianship levels from intermediate to expert. The group prepares traditional and contemporary percussion ensemble literature and performs one concert per year, plus other public performances as opportunities arise.

Central Lakes College Choir is open to all students, regardless of prior vocal experience—no audition required. This ensemble rehearses and performs various styles such as Classical, Jazz, American Pop, Multicultural, Spirituals, Folk Songs, Musical Theater, Rock-n-Roll, Chamber Music, Madrigals, and more. Our objectives are: achieving vocal excellence and choral blend;  performing publicly one or more times per semester; participating in local and state-wide choral festivals and on-campus special events; and collaborating with other CLC clubs and organizations.

This is a mixed choral group that rehearses and performs diverse styles of music such as classical, jazz, multicultural, musical theater, and more. Our objectives are: achieving vocal excellence and choral blend; collaborative group participation; successful and inspiring concert performances; and developing a love for singing.

This performing ensemble encompasses age levels from high school to adult and musicianship levels from intermediate to expert. The ensemble prepares traditional and contemporary string ensemble literature and performs one concert per year, plus other public performances as opportunities arise.

This ensemble includes age levels from high school to adult and musicianship levels from intermediate to expert. The ensemble prepares traditional and contemporary pep band literature and performs at various Raider Athletics and Music Department events.

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Contact Information

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Aubrey Beadell Advisor TRIO Student Support Services 218-855-8014 aubrey.beadell@clcmn.edu 1
Nick O'Reilly Occupational Skills Program College Lab Assistant OccupationalSkills 218-855-8077 Nicholas.oreilly@clcmn.edu 2
Kevin Lomax College Lab Assistant Automotive Faculty 218-855-8000 KLomax@clcmn.edu 3
Mallori Sheik Director of Accessibility Services Accessibility 218-855-8175 mallori.sheik@clcmn.edu 4
Jody Flynn Accessibility Services Assistant Accessibility 218-855-8056 jody.flynn@clcmn.edu 5
Missy Tureson Box Office Assistant Theatre 218-855-8199 mtureson@clcmn.edu 6
Deana Bobzien Instructor Faculty Mathematics Supportive Services 218-855-8339 deana.bobzien@clcmn.edu 7
Brianna Rajkowski Advisor TRIO Student Support Services 218-855-8228 brianna.rajkowski@clcmn.edu 8
Cynthia Dionysius AD Nursing Faculty NursingASDegree 218-855-8133 cindy.dionysius@clcmn.edu 9
Tajia Anderson PSEO Specialist Admissions - CollegeCreditInHighSchool- PSEO 218-855-8079 tajia.anderson@clcmn.edu 10
Tracy Tschida Instructor Faculty Psychology 2188-855-8328 tracy.tschida@clcmn.edu 11
Mike Fitcher Adjunct Instructor MachineTool 218-855-8000 michael.fitcher@clcmn.edu 12
Brent Balmer Videography CLA Videography 218-855-8727 brent.balmer@clcmn.edu 13
David Gray instructor HistoryTransferPathway - History 218-855-8276 david.gray@clcmn.edu 14
Jim Nagy Adjunct Instructor GraphicDesign 218-855-8157 james.nagy@clcmn.edu 15
Brandon Schneider Instructor HeavyEquipment 218-894-5179 brandon.schneider@clcmn.edu 16
Jim Kocherer Instructor FarmBusinessManagement 763-218-7030 jim.kocherer@clcmn.edu https://dynamicforms.ngwebsolutions.com/ShowForm.aspx?RequestedDynamicFormTemplate=0938e712-0d6d-4332-aba3-158670c49513 17
Natalia DePauw Director of Dual Enrollment Advising - PSEO - CollegeCreditInHighSchool 218-855-8263 natalia.depauw@clcmn.edu 18
Teresa Schmitz Assistant Director of HR Human Resources 218-855-8050 teresa.schmitz@clcmn.edu 19
Amy Disterhaupt Admissions Specialist Admissions 218-855-8250 amy.disterhaupt@clcmn.edu 20
Nick Heisserer Instructor BusinessInstructor - BusinessTransfer 218-855-8089 nick.heisserer@clcmn.edu https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CentralLakesCollege6@MinnState.edu/bookings/ 21
Matthew Krueger Environmental Health and Safety Officer Maintenance 218-855-8115 matthew.krueger@clcmn.edu 22
Mark Lindquist Instructor Music 218-855-8236 mark.lindquist@clcmn.edu 23
Joy Larson Emergency Management and Security Coordinator Security 218-855-8143 joy.larson@clcmn.edu 24
Jeremy Goddard Bookstore/Print Shop Bookstore Supportive Services 218-855-8146 Jeremy.Goddard@clcmn.edu 25
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