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. Learn more about Moraine Valley Community College Music Ensembles.

Select performances may be available to live stream for free. All Academic Music performances take place in the Dorothy Menker Theater unless noted. Chorale performances are reserved seating; all other performances are general admission.

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Moraine Chorale and Chamber Singers

The Moraine Chorale celebrates its 24th 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 80 members. The Chamber Singers is an ensemble featuring Moraine Valley students.

All tickets for Moraine Chorale and Chamber Singers concerts are $12

2021 Series

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Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble

2021 Series

Free admission
Swinging into their 24th season, this 20-member big band explores a wide range of styles from the classic swing to soulful blues, burning Latin jazz to gritty funk.

Remembering Saxophonist, Carl Coan
Featuring the Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble and Special Guests
Friday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

Spring Jazz Spectacular
Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.

Swingin’ Summer Jazz!
Friday, July 29, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

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Moraine Valley Concert Band

Free admission
The Moraine Valley Concert Band presents their 17th season with three themed concerts, including our annual holiday concert, a celebration of the amazing and diverse range of music written for the wind band, and a concert featuring hits from the stage and screen.

2021 Series

Percussion Ensemble

Moraine Valley Percussion Ensemble

Free admission
Join the always entertaining and engaging Percussion Ensemble for their 17th season with two dynamic, high-energy performances featuring a wide range of music styles performed on marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones, drum set, timpani, bongos, congas, trash cans, cookware, cowbells and much more.

2021 Series

Moraine Valley Orchestra

Moraine Valley Community Orchestra

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

2021 Series

Music by the Masters, the Next Generation
Sunday, Nov. 21, 3 p.m.
Livestream
Maestra Flock welcomes you back to the theater as the MVO celebrates the classically infused dance music of Astor Piazzolla, honoring the 100th anniversary of his birth. The MVO has prepared some music of thanksgiving and a touch of Christmas to stuff your gills, or gizzard, to musical content. Grab the castanets and spin away in the aisles, or in your living room, to dance like no one is watching.

Games & Gaming: Music in Play
Sunday, April 10, 3 p.m.
A year after the pandemic, the Moraine Valley Orchestra renews its charge to perform gaming music and other game works (pun intended). Join the MVO for classical music (really!) from video games: "World of Warcraft", "Advent Rising", "Super Mario" and more.

Faculty/Staff

Free Faculty and Student Events

Free Admission

2021 Series

Faculty Jazz Recital: A Jazz Elegy
Sunday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m.
Livestream
Join our jazz faculty members as they pay tribute to the lives and contributions of a number of recently departed jazz greats with an uplifting and celebratory music performance.

Music Student Recitals
Recital Hall (F120) and John and Angeline Oremus Theater
Monday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

Jazz Ensemble

Moraine Valley Jazz Combo

Free admission
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.

2021 Series

December Concert
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Livestream

May Concert
Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.

Flute Ensemble

Moraine Valley Flute Choir

Free admission
The Flute Choir explores flute music from a wide range of eras and styles. To watch past performance, visit the Moraine Valley Flute Choir’s Youtube Channel.

2021 Series

Haunted Flutes
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
Livestream

Tropical Adventures
Wednesday, March 16, 7 p.m.