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For students interested in completing an Associate’s Degree in Music and for transferring to a Bachelor’s degree program in Music.
Music Production (A.A.S. Degree Program)
For students interested in Sound Engineering and Digital Music Technology.
Classes are also open to community members and learners of all musical backgrounds and levels of experience, who are not enrolled in degree programs.
Two lecture halls (equipped with baby grand piano), including Kurzweil Recital Hall • 2 piano laboratories • 2 professional digital multi-track recording studios • two 15-station hard-disk recording and music technology laboratories • a ProTools mixing suite • a music technology practice center that offers access to 15 computers with synthesizers, 5 analog mixing stations, and 8 digital pianos. All rooms feature intranet and Internet connectivity. The department also has access to the state-of-the- art facilities of the Queensborough Performing Arts Center. The Kurt R. Schmeller Library houses a significant collection of music books and scores.
Pop Choir • Queensborough Chorus • Queens Symphonic Band • Jazz Ensemble • Percussion Ensemble • Chamber Music and Piano Ensembles • Periodic musical theatre collaborations with the Department of Speech, Communication, and Theater Arts
The Julius Pomann Memorial Award • The Matthew Barbiere Memorial Music Scholarship Award • The Kurzweil Memorial Scholarship Award • The Tatyana Shvartsblat Memorial Scholarship Award • The Abbey Passariello Endowed Music Scholarship
Musicianship • Music Theory • Sight-singing and Ear-training • Keyboard Harmony • Music History • World Music • Jazz • Instrumental instruction • Ensembles • Business of Music • Introduction to the Recording Studio and MIDI • Digital Music Sequencing • Digital Sound Design • Recording Techniques I: Studio Equipment Operation • Recording Techniques II: Studio Operation • Recording Techniques III: Production • Digital Sound Recording • Virtual Instruments • Microphones and Amplification Systems • Cooperative Education Internship in Music Production • Popular Music
(All events free unless otherwise noted)
Wednesday, February 17, 12:30 PM – Kurzweil Recital Hall (H 144)
Songwriting workshop I: Internationally Recognized Singer/Songwriter Ari Hest
Wednesday, February 24, 1:00 PM – H 110
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Other Legends: Caroline Borderies and Maud Aptekar, shadow puppeteers; Dr. Mirna Lekic, piano
Wednesday, March 2, 12:30 PM
Music Production Career Panel - Kurzweil Recital Hall (H 144)
Wednesday, March 9, 12:30 PM – Kurzweil Recital Hall (H 144)
Chamber Works of Bohuslav Martinu: Miroslav Hristov, violin; Yuri Gandelsman, viola; Vladimir Valjarevic, piano
Wednesday, March 16, 12:30 PM – Kurzweil Recital Hall (H 144)
Songwriting workshop II: internationally recognized singer/songwriter Ari Hest
Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 PM — Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Professor Ernie Jackson Presents: Evening Guitars for Everyone
Wednesday, March 30, 12:30 PM – Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Mingus Big Band: Sue Mingus, director. Celebrating the music of legendary Jazz bassist Charles Mingus
Wednesday, April 6, 12:30 PM – Queensborough Performing Arts Center
QCC All-Faculty Recital
Wednesday, April 13, 12:30 PM – Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Instrumental & Vocal Ensemble and Jazz ensemble Concert: Drs. Joanne Chang and Scott Litroff, directors
Wednesday, May 4, 12:30 PM – Kurzweil Recital Hall (H 144)
Music Student Concert
Saturday, May 7, 7:00 PM -- Queensborough Performing Arts Center
The Sounds of Spring: Choral and Percussion Concert, Drs. Steven Dahlke and Neeraj Mehta, directors (tickets available at the door: $3 - $8 admission)
Wednesday, May 11, 12:30 PM – Kurzweil Recital Hall
Singing and Swinging: Songs for Voice and Sax, Dr. Steven Dahlke, vocalist; Dr. Scott Litroff, saxophone
Wednesday, May 18, 12:30 PM – Student Union Lounge
Music Society Spring Concert: Dr. Scott Litroff, Faculty Advisor
Senior College Laboratory Technician:
Professors Emeriti: Raoul Camus, Martin Canellakis, Myron Rosenblum, R. John Specht
Adjunct faculty number approximately 18 each year.
Silvia Loza, CUNY Office Assistant
Contact the Music Department directly for further information.
Room H-140 Humanities Building
Tel: (718) 631-6393 / Fax: (718) 631-6041
Dr. Kip Montgomery, Chairperson
Ms. Silvia Loza, Office Assistant