Muskegon Community College’s Music Department will help develop your interest in music, whether you are beginning your study as a music professional or studying for enrichment and fun. Our dedicated and experienced faculty will prepare you for a career in music or simply for the life-long enjoyment of music.
The MCC Music Department has been revitalized with support from President Dr. Dale Nesbary and the MCC Board of Trustees. Through their commitment, music is expanding to include performance-based ensembles and additional.
The award winning West Michigan Concert Winds is under the direction of Gail Brechting. Daniel M. Meyers directs the West Michigan Youth Symphony. For more information, please contact Daniel M. Meyers, (231) 777-0278.
MCC Music Performance 2016-17 Schedule
October 19, 2016 – Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble 7:30 p.m., Overbrook Theater
November 13, 2016 – Muskegon Area Honors Orchestra and the Shoreline Symphony 7 p.m., Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts, Fremont, MI
December 4, 2016 – MCC Music Holiday Concert, 3 p.m., Orchard View High School
February 22, 2017 – MCC Collage Concert, 7:30 p.m., Grand Haven High School Performing Arts Center
April 12, 2017 – Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Overbrook Theater
April 23, 2017 – Muskegon Area Honors Orchestra at MCC, 7:30 p.m., Location TBD
April 30, 2017 – Collegiates and Singers, 3 p.m., Congregational Church
June 11, 2017 – Collegiates, 2 p.m., Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y., Stern Hall, Perlman Stage
The Center for Theater
The Center, which operates within the Arts and Humanities Department, provides theater classes for MCC students as well as a diversified schedule of performances. These include a season of plays produced by the College, an annual concert by the Overbrook Dance Theater, and touring productions of various kinds.
2016-2017 Calendar of Events
“Us and Them”
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Based on an Original Concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
A puppet-filled musical comedy following a group of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in life!
October 12-16, 2016
ONCE UPON A TIME: More Stories of the Season
Stories selected and written by MCC students
November 30-December 3, 2016
TAMING OF THE SHREW
By William Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s battle-of-the sexes comedy!
February 15-19, 2017
STUDIO ON STAGE
April 20, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
For more information or tickets, call (231) 777-0324
Muskegon Dance Movement
MUSKEGON DANCE MOVEMENT to Perform April 7-8 in Overbrook Theater
MUSKEGON DANCE MOVEMENT, the Muskegon Community College resident dance company, will perform on at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday-Saturday, April 7-8, in the Overbrook Theater on campus.
Tickets, which go on sale Wednesday, April 5, are $10 for the general public and $5 for MCC students and children under 12 years of age. For more information, please contact the MCC Overbrook Box Office at (231) 777-0324.
MUSKEGON DANCE MOVEMENT, under the artistic direction of MCC Dance Coordinator Melissa Brunsting, includes MCC students Lexi Andersen, Emily Baldwin, Caia Dibble, Hannah Erdman, Dani Goodyke, Micala Jefferson, Erin Scott and Kaysie Stark.
“I strive to make dance a part of the culture in our city, and center my choreography around that goal as much as possible,” explained Brunsting, who grew up in Western New York before earning a Bachelor’s in dance from Hope College.
“We will be presenting both new and revisited works this year. The dance works range from socially conscious to musically driven. This year we will be including a Talk-Back session between the company and our audience following each performance.”