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November Music Department events


By Jill Rothwell – Collegiate Staff

Each year the Grand Rapids Community College Music Department offers a number of performances by students, faculty and guest artists both on campus and at local sites.

“Music at GRCC fulfills more than one role,” said Kevin Dobreff, music professor and department head/program director.

In addition to musical instruction, GRCC students are offered paths in recording technology and associate’s  degrees in music. GRCC’s music department is s an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music where membership is gained by peer review.

For students interested in transferring to a four-year institution, general education requirements are offered for associate’s degrees in arts and music.  

Student ensembles including orchestra, guitar, small string, campus band and wind will perform next on Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. at St. Cecilia for college credit. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors.

Upcoming performances:

Fri., Nov. 13, Kent Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Concert: A performance of chamber ensemble repertoire by members of KPO. 7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Admission: Free

Thurs., Nov. 19, GRCC International Guitar Series: Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet. 7:30 p.m., GRCC Music Center, Recital Hall, Room 200. General Admission: $15, Students/Seniors: $10

Fri., Nov. 20, Grand River Winds: Gaming and Sci Fi Music. 8 p.m., Fountain Street Church.

Adults: $6, Students/Seniors: $3

Sun., Nov. 22, Great Lakes Flutes with organist Rhonda Edgington. 3 p.m., Hope Reformed Church Holland, MI. General Admission: $10, Family: $25

Mon. Nov. 30, Student Composers Forum Concert: Rock, Bach and Jazz. Recital featuring the composition students of  Dr. Carol VanRandwyk. 7:30 p.m., GRCC Music Center, Recital Hall, Room 200. Adults: $5, Students/Seniors: $3

(Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Corey-VanRandwyk Scholarship)