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Performing Groups at AACC

AACC is home to a wide variety of talented performers. Students and community members comprise performing groups in music, dance, drama and poetry. All groups perform throughout the year, and all performances are open to the public. For information on upcoming performances, call 410-777-2218.

Concert Band

Members perform concert band and wind ensemble music. The band is open to all qualified players, although auditions may be required. Students enrolled in MUS 184 may receive one college credit. Community members may register through Continuing Education for MUS 387, Community Concert Band. The Concert Band is directed by Marc Boensel and meets on Monday evenings from 7-9:45 p.m. in CADE 224. For more information, e-mail mfboensel@aacc.edu or call 410-777-7230.

Concert Choir

Members perform music literature from the Renaissance through contemporary periods. The band is open to students and community members. Students enrolled in MUS 182 may receive one college credit. Community members may register through Continuing Education for MUS 388, Community Concert Choir. The Concert Choir is directed by Eleanor Minor and meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-9:45 p.m. in CADE 224. For more information e-mail eleanorminor@gmail.com or call 410-777-7230.

Jazz Band

Members perform jazz and stage-band music. The jazz band is open to all qualified players, although auditions may be required. Open to students and community members, students enrolled in MUS 181 may receive one college credit. Community members may register through Continuing Education for MUS 386, Community Jazz Band. The Jazz Band is directed by Marty Knepp and Ray Ascione and meets on Wednesday evenings from 7-9:45 p.m. in CADE 224. For more information, call 410-777-7230.

AACC Opera

Opera AACC was founded in 2001 by a group of AACC students who wanted to create opportunities for performance, collaborations with professionals, internships, and experience in the field of opera, operetta, and musical theatre. Students interested in developing skills are encouraged to participate. Directed by Doug Byerly. For more information e-mail dbbyerly@aacc.edu or call 410-777-7019.

Symphony Orchestra

Members of the college orchestra perform orchestral works from baroque to contemporary eras. The orchestra is open to all qualified players, although auditions may be required. Open to students and community members, students enrolled in MUS 180 may receive one college credit. Community members may register through Continuing Education for MUS 385, Community Orchestra. The orchestra is conducted by Anne Binneweg and meets on Thursday evenings from 7-9:45 p.m. in CADE 224. For more information, e-mail ambinneweg@aacc.edu or call 410-777-7125. 

AACC Dance Company

By audition only, this performance-based company rehearses twice a week and performs at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Students have the opportunity to choreograph as well as dance in pieces by the company director and guest choreographers. To receive credit, students may sign up for DAN 240. The AACC Dance Company is a member of the Maryland Council for Dance and the American College Dance Festival Association. The Dance Company is directed by Lynda Fitzgerald. For more information, e-mail lpfitzgerald@aacc.edu or call 410-777-7021.

Theatre at AACC

A performance based drama club, the Moonlight Troupers perform a musical every November and either a children's show or a drama every spring. Students are involved in all aspects of the production including building sets, setting lights and of course, acting. Auditions for the performances are open to students and community members. For more information, contact Lars Tatom at ltatom@aacc.edu or call 410-777-7125.