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    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!

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    Music Courses and 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.

    Our Mission
    The primary responsibility of the Le Moyne College Music program is to provide effective instruction to students in musical arts within the liberal-arts environment and Jesuit tradition of Le Moyne. This instruction includes experiences to promote creativity, musical artistry, intellectual growth, and personal development. A further responsibility is to lead students in the production of vivid musical events for the Le Moyne and surrounding communities that engage audiences with the range and vitality of their content.

    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.

    Student Learning Goals
    • Students will develop an understanding of the fundamental languages and expressive elements of music - harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, textural and structural - and the ability to comprehend these elements in performance.
    • Students will develop an awareness of the dynamics and practices of successful musical collaboration.
    • Students will develop an understanding of the preparation process, techniques, and challenges of performing music.
    • Students will develop knowledge of the theory and history of music and familiarity with major works in musical history.
    • Students will develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of music, combining the study of music with the study of another non-ancillary discipline.

    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.

    Ed Ruchalski

    Ed Ruchalski

    Director of Music View Bio
    Danan Tsan

    Danan Tsan

    Instructor, Voice View Bio
    Greg Giovanini

    Greg Giovanini

    Assistant Director of Music View Bio

    Instrumental Groups
    Symphony Orchestra
    The Le Moyne College Symphony Orchestra (MUS 395-01) boasts full instrumentation (featuring strings, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments) and performs multiple concerts both on an off campus each semester. The orchestra performs music from all genres, including classical, film, pop, Broadway and more. For more information, email director Travis Newton.
    • Rehearsal Time: Wednesday, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
    • Auditions: Wednesday, January 24, 5:00-7:30 p.m., PAC 214. 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: Thursday, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
    • Auditions: All are welcome (no auditions for admittance; placement auditions only). Please contact director Joe Carello

    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.
    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.


    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.


    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.

    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: contact faculty moderator Greg Giovanini.

  • Get in Touch

    Contact the Program Director:

    Prof. Edward Ruchalski


    (315) 445-4464


    Contact the Program:

    Performing Arts Center 206
    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road
    Syracuse, NY 13214


    (315) 445-4464


    Student Spotlight

    Steven Casement ('18)

    History Major

    “I personally think it is important for everyone to do the things they love doing! Music has been that for me since I started playing clarinet in 4th grade.”

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