Fall Semester Concerts and Events

For a listing of all upcoming Fall 2014 Music Department and Music Department related events, please visit our Concerts and Events page.


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Charlotte New Music Conference

The Charlotte New Music Conference is here once again.

For more info click here.


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Music Major Graduates 2014

Some of this year’s music department graduates include:

George Banda
Staurt Collins
Joey DeLuca
Latoya Kirby
Thabang Masango
Cole Millward
Bongani Ndhalalane

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Congratulations to Music Majors George Banda and Cole Millward on being selected for the 2014 CPCC Student Excellence Award, an honor bestowed to students college wide earning the highest academic achievement.

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Music Department Sensoria Event Photos

Links to Music department Sensoria Event photos:

 Bechtler On Campus

 Opera Theatre

 CPCC Chorus


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Senoria Concerts in the Music Department

The Gene Bryant Memorial Concert

Each year as a part of Sensoria, the CPCC music department honors the memory of Gene Bryant, founder and longtime chair of the music department. The nature of the Arts & Communication division is a direct result of his vision, spirit and tireless energy as his impact still resonates throughout the music department, college and community.

In 2014 the Gene Bryant concert will feature the CPCC Jazz Big Band in concert performance on Wednesday April 9 at 730pm in Pease Auditorium. For more information on Sensoria go here.

 Bechtler on Campus

The Bechtler Museum and CPCC Music and Art departments have collaborated on a music and art series that consists of five concerts of chamber that are paired with a presentation of slides of parallel artwork from the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. A sixth concert of 20th/21st century orchestral music in the Halton Theater is paired with the Ross Gallery opening of the exhibit of select modern art work from the Bechtler Museum as a part of Sensoria week.

Monday, April 7th 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Halton Theater

The concert will feature the pairing of visual art and music of the 20th/21st centuries. The partnership between CPCC Music/Art Departments and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art offers an educational combination of modern music at the Halton Theater and masterpieces of the 20th century from the Bechtler Museum displayed at the Ross Gallery.

The pairing of visual art and music of the 20th and 21st centuries with artwork from the Bechtler Museum. This program will plan to feature music by Luciano Berio, Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, Swiss composer Alfred Felder, and CPCC music department chair, Craig Bove. 

4 – 8:00 PM
5 – 8:00 PM
6 – 2:30 PM

CPCC Opera Presents: Don Giovanni

Halton Theater

The legend of the notorious womanizer, Don Juan, and his encounter with the Stone Guest and his mortality has inspired poets and playwrights for centuries. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo da Ponte (himself a womanizer) premiered their inspiration of the Don Juan legend on October 29, 1787 in Prague. The opera, Don Giovanni, was an overwhelming success and has become one of the most popular of Mozart’s operas. CPCC Opera Theatre is thrilled to be presenting Don Giovanni this spring to kick-off the CPCC 2014 Sensoria Celebration of the Arts. It will be sung in English with supertitles.

 For information on the CPCC Opera program email Becky.Cook-Carter@cpcc.edu

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Congratulations-2014 Music Department Scholaship Winners

Russell Shriner $300 – Kevin Foster 

Gene Bryant $400 – Bongani Ndhlalane 

Mary Lou Paschal $400 – Adam Kelly 

Chrystal Garris $100 – Jenny Clinard 

Doug Zeller $500 – Elizabeth Burgos 

Charlotte Music Club – Mario Barragan

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New music at CPCC featuring the Bechtler Ensemble

Th Oct 24 1230pm Tate Hall

Th Nov 21 1230pm Tate Hall

Th Jan 23 1230pm Tate Hall

Th Feb 13 1230pm Tate Hall

Th March 20 1230pm Tate Hall

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Opera Theater Photos


The Tales of Hoffmann
Un Ballo In Maschera
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CCE Choral Ensembles

AVO8722 HOURS: 45.0 

The Central Piedmont Community Chorus is an outlet for learning and
performing various styles of music on stage in Christmas concerts and an
annual spring revue. Participants have fun learning, share a love for music,
and enjoy performing wholesome entertainment for the community. No audition required.


Chorale Ensemble is 16-member, SATB chorus. Many of the members are drawn from the AVO8722 Central Piedmont Community College. Audition required.

On Saturday, June 1 at 8pm and Sunday, June 2 at 3pm, the Central Piedmont Community Chorus and Chorale will present: Everlasting Melodies – a mixture of childhood favorites and melodies that have lasted generations. Included in the show will be pieces from our favorite cartoons, books and movies, and an occasional surprise. This fun filled show will be loved by every age. Come out and enjoy the dancing, singing and the joy of music with us! 

Location: Huntersville United Methodist Church; 14005 Stumptown Rd. in Huntersville, 28078. Cost is $12.00 and children under 10 are free! Call 704.875.1471for Will Call information! 

The Chorus and Chorale are currently in their 35th year of performing as a continuing education class with Central Piedmont Community Chorus. For more information on the show or the class please contact Kitty Soesbee at 704.875.1471About the Director:
Charles Morrow is in his 6th year with the chorus. A 2004 graduate of the Lenoir Rhyne University School of Music, Charles has taught music in the Charlotte area for close to 8 years. He has also worked privately with many vocal coaches as well as in works with fellow conductors; such as Anton Armstrong, Andre Thomas, Weston Noble and Craig Dennison. He was named the Helen Stahler Music Award recipient for his contributions to music at Lenoir Rhyne. Charles is an avid performer vocally and as a conductor.

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