Jeremiah Selvey, Conductor
The Chamber Choir (Music 59) is SMC's smaller, select choir (usually between 16 and 24 singers). The group performs a variety of musical styles. As a consequence, the musicianship is important. Auditions for Chamber Choir are held each semester. Singing with this ensemble is a good way to improve musical skills, as well as to refine the skills of ensemble singing. Audition for the ensemble consists of participating in the "first" rehearsal and then preparing individually an assigned piece of program repertoire for "second" rehearsal. We perform several times at the end of each semester, both on campus and off campus; pre-announced time beyond the "normal" class hours may, therefore, be required.
Jeremiah Selvey, Conductor
The Concert Chorale (Music 55) is open to students and members of the community who have the ability to sing their vocal part in an ensemble, as demonstrated by audition. The repertoire is chosen from the great classic oratorio literature from the 18th through the 20th centuries and may include a cappella as well as accompanied works. Concerts are given at the end of each semester at the Broad Stage.
Keith Fiddmont, Director
This course is designed to help listeners increase their appreciation and enjoyment of jazz. It covers an in-depth study of the development of jazz.
Jazz concerts by some of Los Angeles' best jazz musicians are given on campus for our students in conjunction with the course.
Gary Gray and Bart McHenry, Directors
Theories, techniques, and practices of musical theatre performance are studied with laboratory instruction leading to public performances. The class concentrates on preparing and performing scenes, culminating in a public performance.
Auditions for Fall 2021
August 24th, 2021, 4-9 p.m.
Please be prepared to sing 1-2 arias or classical songs with recorded accompaniment. If you need an accompaniment recorded for you, please request this by contacting our Music Director, Mercedes Juan Musotto by August 22nd at JUAN_MERCEDES@smc.edu. For more information or to schedule an audition time, please email DeStefano_Janelle@smc.edu or visit the SMC Opera (Official) Facebook group.
In person! Full productions with piano
SMCOT will produce two one-act operas this semester: Cendrillon by Pauline Viardot is a beautiful telling of the Cinderella story and L’Île de Tulipatan by Jacques Offenbach is a hilarious satire on gender from 1868!
The SMC Symphony
The SMC Symphony is a college/community orchestra that performs two concerts each semester at the beautiful Eli and Edyth Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Campus. The orchestra rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 – 9:50 p.m. Membership is by audition and at the discretion of the instructor.
Students in the Symphony should register for course Music 74. Community members are welcome and encouraged to sign up for Community Service for a nominal fee. Musicians should expect to maintain attendance at all services requiring their presence and to maintain the technique necessary to play the music of each term. The orchestra performs music from Baroque to Contemporary and from the Classics to Jazz, Hollywood, Broadway, and Rock.
Students and community musicians interested in the SMC Symphony are encouraged to contact the music office by calling 310-434-4323.
Kevin McKeown, Conductor
The Santa Monica College Wind Ensemble is a community-oriented organization. The group includes SMC students, some advanced placement high school students, and many adult musicians from the community, under the direction of conductor Kevin McKeown. The Wind Ensemble performs two concerts each semester in the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m. on the Broad Stage.
The ensemble performs music written for woodwind, brass and percussion instruments; with programs balanced with both traditional and newly composed music.
If you are interested in playing in the SMC Wind Ensemble or wish to obtain information on upcoming concerts, please call the Santa Monica College Music Office, at 310-434-4323.