Join us in making music!

The Music Department at College of DuPage boasts a variety of music ensembles and offers private lessons in voice and on any instrument, or group lessons in voice and piano, as well as courses in digital recording and editing, music theory and history.

Find a musical community and experience the joy of performing in one of COD’s many ensembles. Musicians of all ages are welcome to join. Select ensembles require an audition to join and/or for placement. Email the director or for any general questions call (630) 942-2048.

For more information on private lessons click here.

Free Music Fridays @ Noon
Curated by Music Department Chair Matt Shevitz, Free Music Fridays is a series of one-hour programs featuring the College of DuPage faculty, students, alumni and guests. Click HERE to view the full schedule.

For more information on music courses including class voice, class piano, world music, music appreciation, American music, music business, or recording techniques, visit the College of DuPage academic page.

Sunday, Sep. 15 | 4p

Director Matt Shevitz The DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble performs programs throughout the academic year as well as numerous off‐campus performances. The ensemble has accompanied guest artists such as Melissa Aldana, Wycliffe Gordon, Ignacio Berroa, Carl Allen, Dee Alexander, Fareed Haque, Jens Lindemann, Victor Garcia, and Mark Colby, is a frequent presence at the Elmhurst University…

Monday, Oct. 14 | 7:30p

Director Mark A. Taylor DuPage Community Concert Band exists to embrace and express all of the beauty and glory we can share through playing great music. Concerts feature music that entertains the audience, while stimulating the performer in a manner consistent with the representation and growth of the college and community band. Rehearsal for the…

Wednesday, Oct. 16 | 7:30p

COD students present an evening of music featuring a wide range of works. Concert features string and wind players, percussionists, jazz musicians, and singers with enthusiasm and creativity. For all of these groups, this concert represents the first public performance of the semester. Featuring five COD music department ensembles: Chamber Orchestra, Director Mark Liu Chamber Singers, Director Patrick O’Shea…

Tuesday, Nov 26 | 7:30p

Director Matt Shevitz Come listen to students perform songs from a wide range of genres including funk, punk, jazz, soul, and Afro-Cuban music! The performance space is turned into a nightclub complete with refreshments and cafe tables. Performance features a variety of types of jazz, ranging from classic to contemporary, instrumental as well as vocal. About…

Monday, Dec. 2 | 7:30p

Director Mark A. Taylor DuPage Community Concert Band exists to embrace and express all of the beauty and glory we can share through playing great music. Concerts feature music that entertains the audience, while stimulating the performer in a manner consistent with the representation and growth of the college and community band. Rehearsal for the…

Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 7:30p

Chamber Orchestra is a mixed group of instrumentalists consisting of student and community members and is open to all from high school to adult ages. The ensemble performs both traditional literature for small orchestra/chamber music from the 1600s through the 20th century as well as less traditional chamber orchestra styles such as jazz, contemporary classical,…

Wednesday, Dec. 4 | 7:30p

Director Ben Wahlund Come experience an exciting and eclectic mix of world drumming, pop arrangements, original compositions for percussion ensemble, and classics from the minimalist schools. Please join us for a raucous, good time! About the Ensemble: Percussion Ensemble is a chamber ensemble that studies and performs repertoire written specifically for the percussion family as well…

Thursday, Dec. 5 | 11a

Director Steve Ramsdell Come hear the Guitar Ensemble and experience a lively mix of blues, jazz, funk and even classical arranged for a variety of guitarists! About the Ensemble: Guitar Ensemble features acoustic and electric guitars performing 20th century American music. No audition necessary. About the Director: Chicago-based guitarist Steve Ramsdell performs commercial music, jazz classics, solo…

Thursday, Dec. 5 | 7:30p

Director Patrick O’Shae Chamber Singers specialize in vocal chamber music of all periods with particular emphasis on Renaissance madrigal and motets, music of the 20th century, and the music of many cultures. Contemporary music includes major composers, avant-garde music and arrangements of folk, ethnic and popular music. This select ensemble includes voice majors, other music…

Friday, Dec. 6 | 7:30p

DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble Director Matt Shevitz The DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble performs programs throughout the academic year as well as numerous off‐campus performances. The ensemble has accompanied guest artists such as Melissa Aldana, Wycliffe Gordon, Ignacio Berroa, Carl Allen, Dee Alexander, Fareed Haque, Jens Lindemann, Victor Garcia, and Mark Colby, is a frequent presence at…

Sunday, Dec. 8 | 7:30p

Patrick O’Shea, Director DuPage Chorale is a large community chorus based at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. There is no audition for DuPage Chorale membership. Adult singers of all voice types and ages are welcome.  Members come from all western suburban locations. For more information, contact Director Patrick O’Shea at osheap709@cod.edu or 630-942-2552. About…

Monday, Mar. 17 | 7:30p

Director Mark A. Taylor DuPage Community Concert Band exists to embrace and express all of the beauty and glory we can share through playing great music. Concerts feature entertaining music for audiences, as well as stimulating the performer that is consistent with the representation and growth of the college and community band. Rehearsal for the…

Wednesday, Mar. 19 | 7:30p

COD students present an evening of music featuring a wide range of works. Concert features string and wind players, percussionists, jazz musicians, and singers with enthusiasm and creativity. For all of these groups, this concert represents the first public performance of the semester. Featuring five COD music department ensembles: Chamber Orchestra, Director Mark Liu Chamber Singers, Director Patrick O’Shea…

Friday, May 9 | 7:30p

Director Matt Shevitz The DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble performs programs throughout the academic year as well as numerous off‐campus performances. The ensemble has accompanied guest artists such as Melissa Aldana, Wycliffe Gordon, Ignacio Berroa, Carl Allen, Dee Alexander, Fareed Haque, Jens Lindemann, Victor Garcia, and Mark Colby, is a frequent presence at the Elmhurst University…

Sunday, May 11 | 7:30p

Patrick O’Shea, Director DuPage Chorale is a large community chorus based at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. There is no audition for DuPage Chorale membership. Adult singers of all voice types and ages are welcome.  Members come from all western suburban locations. For more information, contact Director Patrick O’Shea at osheap709@cod.edu or at 630-942-2552. About…

Monday, May 12 | 7:30p

Director Mark A. Taylor DuPage Community Concert Band exists to embrace and express all of the beauty and glory we can share through playing great music. Concerts feature entertaining music for audiences, as well as stimulating the performer that is consistent with the representation and growth of the college and community band. Rehearsal for the…

Tuesday, May 13 | 7:30p

Come experience an exciting and eclectic mix of world drumming, pop arrangements, original compositions for percussion ensemble, and classics from the minimalist schools. Please join us for a raucous, good time! About the Ensemble: Percussion Ensemble is a chamber ensemble that studies and performs repertoire written specifically for the percussion family as well as transcriptions adaptable…

Wednesday, May 14 | 7:30p

Chamber Orchestra is a mixed group of instrumentalists consisting of student and community members and is open to all from high school to adult ages. The ensemble performs both traditional literature for small orchestra/chamber music from the 1600s through the 20th century as well as less traditional chamber orchestra styles such as jazz, contemporary classical,…

Thursday, May 15 | 11a

Director Steve Ramsdell Come hear the Guitar Ensemble and experience a lively mix of blues, jazz, funk and even classical arranged for a variety of guitarists! About the Ensemble: Guitar Ensemble features acoustic and electric guitars performing 20th century American music. No audition necessary. About the Director: Chicago-based guitarist Steve Ramsdell performs commercial music, jazz classics, solo…

Thursday, May 15 | 7:30p

Director Patrick O’Shea Chamber Singers specialize in vocal chamber music of all periods with particular emphasis on Renaissance madrigal and motets, music of the 20th century, and the music of many cultures. Contemporary music includes major composers, avant-garde music and arrangements of folk, ethnic and popular music. This select ensemble includes voice majors, other music…

Friday, May 16 | 7:30p

Performance features a variety of types of jazz, ranging from classic to contemporary, instrumental as well as vocal. About the Ensemble: Jazz/Pop Combos provide students with the opportunity to transcribe, compose, rehearse, and perform repertoire of their choosing. Students work with the instructor to develop materials and learn effective rehearsal strategies. Any genre of music welcomed.…
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