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Music

Le Moyne College has a vibrant music program, providing students with the opportunity to continue their musical studies and participate in a wide range of performing ensembles. From the smooth sounds of the award-winning Jazzuits to the full instrumentation of the Le Moyne College Chamber Orchestra, Music at Le Moyne offers something for everyone!


Course Requirements

If you would like to learn more about courses, requirements, and opportunities for the Music minor, please see the Music brochure or the Le Moyne College catalog.


Private Lessons

Le Moyne College's music program offers private instruction for those interested in vocal or instrumental lessons. To express an interest in lessons, please click here.


Meet the Faculty

The Music Program boasts faculty with a broad variety of professional experiences and backgrounds. From award-winning composers and performers to respected clinicians and conductors, the faculty provides an expert approach to music development.

Travis Newton

Travis Newton

Director of Music & Arts Administration View Bio
Jocelyn Reynolds Rauch

Danan Tsan

Instructor, Voice View Bio
Edward Ruchalski

Edward Ruchalski

Professor of Practice View Bio

Instrumental Groups
Chamber Orchestra
The LCCO (MUS 395-01) performs multiple concerts each academic year featuring music from all genres, including classical, film, pop, and everything in between. The LCCO has collaborated regularly with well-known artists such as James Ehnes, Axel Strauss, and Janet Brown. For more information, email director Travis Newton.
  • Rehearsal Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Auditions: All are welcome (no auditions for admittance; placement auditions only).

Jazz Ensemble
The members of the Le Moyne College Jazz Ensemble (MUS 395-50) endeavor to spread their knowledge and love of music to the entire campus and surrounding community. Performing in various group and individual concerts on campus, the ensemble showcases a variety of music, including songs from the classic big band era to Latin calypso beats. The Jazz ensemble continually strives to make its presence known by playing at local businesses, establishments and festivals. For more information, email director Joe Carello.
  • Rehearsal Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Auditions: All are welcome (no auditions for admittance; placement auditions only).

Rock Ensemble
The Le Moyne Rock Ensemble (MUS 395-51) explores the world of rock music from 1955 to the present. Students listen to, discuss, and arrange songs, in addition to collaborating on original songwriting as well. Rehearsals culminate in a public performance. The group is open to both instrumentalists and vocalists. For more information, email director Edward Ruchalski.


Pep Band

In collaboration with the department of athletics, the Pep Band performs at various athletic and college events, including basketball and volleyball games. For more information, email student leader Brian Wilson.
  • Rehearsal Time: Monday & Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Auditions: All are welcome (no auditions for admittance; placement auditions only).
Vocal Groups
Chamber Singers

The Le Moyne College Chamber Singers (MUS 394-51) specialize in classical repertoire. The Chamber Singers consist of 15-20 voices. Rehearsals are held twice a week, with concerts scheduled toward the end of each semester. For more information, email director Danan Tsan.

  • Rehearsal Time: Monday & Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Audition required: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10 a.m. in Performing Arts Center 219

Jazzuits

The LMC Jazzuits (MUS 394-01) formed in 2004 under the direction of Carol Jacobe. The group is very active with performances on the Le Moyne campus as well as participating in jazz festivals, workshops, college festivals and numerous community performances. For more information, email director Carol Jacobe.

  • Rehearsal Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Audition Required: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10 a.m. in Performing Arts Center 219

Singers

The Le Moyne College Singers (MUS 394-50) specialize in musical theatre repertoire and the ensemble is open to singers from the entire Le Moyne Community, including students, faculty and staff. Rehearsals are held twice a week, with concerts scheduled throughout the end of each semester. For more information, email director Carolyn Pardee.

  • Rehearsal Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Audition required: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10 a.m. in Performing Arts Center 219

Fermata Nowhere

Fermata Nowhere is Le Moyne College's very own acapella group. Founded in the Fall of 2009 by Stephanie Whittemore and Luke Baker, this coed group of 16 students is completely student run. Fermata Nowhere prides itself on offering its audience fun-filled, student friendly performances packed with enthusiasm and showmanship. Click Here to join Fermata Nowhere on Facebook. For more information, email faculty moderator Greg Giovanini.

  • Audition required: Sunday, September 4, 2016, 12 p.m. in Performing Arts Center 219

  • Get in Touch

    Contact the Program Director:

    Travis Newton


    PHONE:

    (315) 445-4201


    EMAIL:

    Contact the Program:

    Performing Arts Center 213
    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road
    Syracuse, NY 13214


    PHONE:

    (315) 445-4201


    EMAIL:

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