Ensembles & Classes

MCC Instrumental Music Offers Over 40 Ensembles.  Below are examples of some of our core offerings.

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Concert Band

MUP 161

Community Band with Rob Hunter
1 Credit
Thurs.  7:20 pm – 9:20  along with 2 concerts per semester

New members please contact Rob Hunter to set up your audition

Concert Band

MUP 162

Day Concert Band with Rob Hunter and Paul Brewer
2 Credits
Tues. + Thurs. 2:30pm-4:25pm

MUP 181

Music Education Method Class
1 Credit
Tues. + Thurs.  1 pm

Mup 181 may be repeated for credit

Orchestra

MUP 159

Community Orchestra with Brian Murphy
1 Credit
Tues. 7:10pm-9:50pm

Jazz

MUP 163

Jazz Ensemble with Paul Brewer
1 Credit
Mon. + Wed. 1pm-2:15pm

Jazz BandMUP 163

Mesa Jazz Orchestra with Fred Forney
Tuesday 5pm-7pm

Jazz Combos with Jazz Faculty
See Paul Brewer*
1 Credit
Times TBD

MUP 181

Latin Percussion
1 credit
TBA

* More Ensembles TBD Based on Enrollment *

Music Variety

MUP 158

Rock Band

MUP 163

Gigging 101
1 Credit

MUP 164

Jazz Improvisation I Nick Manson and Paul Brewer
2 Credits
Mon. + Wed. + Fri.  11am-11:50am

MUP 181

Guitar Ensemble with Dan Davis
1 Credit
Mon. + Wed. 1pm-1:50pm

MUP 181

Saxophone Quartet/Quintet with Hugh Lovelady
1 Credit
Tues. + Thurs. 12pm-12:50pm

MUP 181

Clarinet Choir
1 Credit

MUP 181

Low Brass Ensemble with Scott Hanson
1 Credit
TBA

MUP 181

Brass Quintet with Emery Harvison
1 credit
TBA

MUP 181

Trombone Ensemble with Doug Robinson
1 Credit
TBA

MUP 185

Flute Choir with Christina Steffen
1 credit

MTC 130

Jazz Theory with Pete Pancrazi
2 Credits

Desert Echoes Flute Project

The Desert Echoes Flute Project is an exciting and adventurous flute choir sponsored by the Mesa Community College Music Department. 

The members are from the Phoenix Metropolitan area and include professionals, music educators, college students, and community musicians who all enjoy playing the flute. The members also perform in small chamber groups including the award winning sextet, trios, and quartets. After only one year together, DEF Project was selected to perform at the 2007 National Flute Association Convention. and they were invited back for 2010!  

Their repertoire varies from newly composed works to arrangements of classics, Asian, Latin and American folk musics and have included bottles, head joints, boomwhackers, whistles, bassoon, and a harp in addition to flutes. They present concerts, enjoy rehearsing, and are also involved in community service performances.

DEF YOUTUBE  Please visit our website! http://www.defproject.org/