The Music Program at Moraine Valley Community College offers college students and community members many ways to achieve their musical goals. Featured performances include two choral groups, two jazz combos, jazz ensemble, concert band, flute choir, community orchestra, and percussion ensemble.

Students interested in earning a degree in music can enroll in our Associates of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) in Music degree program. Learn more

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Moraine Chorale and Chamber Singers

The Moraine Chorale celebrates its 22nd season performing five themed concerts, including Broadway music, patriotic, and holiday selections with a small chamber orchestra. The Chorale is a community-based choir with more than 60 members. The Chamber Singers is an ensemble featuring Moraine Valley students.

Merry Christmas Music
Directed by Nick Thomas
Monday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Streaming live at morainevalley.edu/fpac
Free
Moraine Chorale opens its 22nd season with a wonderful variety of music to get you in the holiday spirit…along with a few surprises to get the party started. The Chorale is a community-based choir and the Chamber Singers is an ensemble featuring Moraine Valley students. The concert will be streamed live from the Moraine Business and Conference Center.

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Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble

Swinging into their 23rd season, this 20-member big band explores a range of styles from the classic swing of Duke Ellington and Count Basie to soulful blues, burning Latin jazz and gritty funk. The band also features contemporary works by such composers as Bill Holman and Bob Florence and iconic vocal arrangements such as those performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
FREE ADMISSION

The Moraine Valley Little Big Band!
Directed by Doug Bratt
Tuesday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Streaming live at morainevalley.edu/fpac
Free
Join the members of the Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble, now in their 23rd season, for a live-stream of hard swinging jazz written for our scaled-down, 11-piece ensemble. Selections include music by Clifford Brown, Oliver Nelson, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, as well as, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The concert will be streamed live from the Dorothy Menker Theater.

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Moraine Valley Concert Band

The Moraine Valley Concert Band presents their 15th anniversary season with three themed concerts including a celebration of autumn, a performance of great movie themes and a concert of favorites curated by our talented band members. The band is comprised of over 50 students and community members who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

FREE ADMISSION

Music for Chamber Winds and Percussion
Directed by Doug Bratt
Thursday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Streaming live at morainevalley.edu/fpac
Free
The Moraine Valley Concert Band opens their 16th season with a live-stream presented by our smaller, but no-less-mightier, chamber wind and percussion ensemble. Selections will include music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Phillip Sousa, Samuel Hazo, Randall Standridge and more. The concert will be streamed live from the Dorothy Menker Theater.

Percussion Ensemble

Moraine Valley Percussion Ensemble

This wonderfully entertaining ensemble presents their 15th anniversary season with three dynamic, high-energy performances featuring music styles performed on marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones, drum set, timpani, bongos, congas, trash cans, cookware, cowbells and much more!
FREE ADMISSION

Holiday Percussion Pandemonium!
Directed by Doug Bratt
Wednesday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Streaming live at morainevalley.edu/fpac
Free
Celebrate the 16th season of the Percussion Ensemble with a live-streamed evening of holiday selections, groovy percussion pop, spy-themed music, serious chamber works and much more! The concert will be streamed live from the Dorothy Menker Theater.

Flute Ensemble

Moraine Valley Flute Choir

The Flute Choir explores flute music from a wide range of eras and styles. FREE ADMISSION.
FREE ADMISSION

Community Orchestra

Moraine Valley Community Orchestra

Student and community musicians of the Moraine Valley Orchestra delight audiences with classical music from the Baroque era to current times.
FREE ADMISSION

Fall Concert
Directed by MaryAnn Flock
Sunday, November 22, at 3 p.m.
Streaming live at morainevalley.edu/fpac
Free
Catch the sounds of the MVCO. This premiere Moraine Valley ensemble directed by Maestra Flock brings inspirational music for a pandemic. In 2020, Bach's is music to feed the soul. His Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 at almost 300 years old, still brings comfort to all who partake in its soothing harmonies. The orchestra also recognizes the uniqueness of the 21st century with two works that inspire Americans to appreciate our full heritage, Duke Ellington's Echoes of Harlem and Ilari Hilkil's Return to the Indian Valley. To uplift the spirits, the orchestra will close with a duo of dances – a Strauss Viennese waltz and an Argentine tango. Grab your partner and spin away in your living room to dance like no one is watching. The concert will be streamed live from the Dorothy Menker Theater.

Jazz Ensemble

Moraine Valley Jazz Combo

Comprised of both students and community members, the jazz combo celebrates a wide range of music styles such as jazz, funk, soul and Latin while exploring the art of small group improvisation.
FREE ADMISSION

Faculty/Staff

Free Faculty and Student Events

FREE ADMISSION

Music Student Recitals
Recital Hall (F120) and John and Angeline Oremus Theater