The Bellevue College Music Department has partnerships with several Symphony Orchestras, String Ensembles, Wind Ensembles and Concert Bands. You must audition and be accepted into an ensemble prior to registering for these courses.
MUSC 102 – Community Band
The Bellevue College Music Department has partnerships with several Concert Bands and Wind Ensembles. You must audition and be accepted into an ensemble prior to registering for this course.
Approved Wind Ensembles/Bands*:
Music Department Chair
MUSC 101 – Community Symphonies
The Bellevue College Music Department has partnerships with several Symphony Orchestras, String Ensembles, Wind Ensembles and other Symphonic Ensembles. You must audition and be accepted into an ensemble prior to registering for this course.
Approved Symphony Orchestra*:
*Please note students may receive credit for other Symphonic Ensembles, but it must be approved by the Bellevue College Music Department Chair.
Music Department Chair
The Bellevue College Vocal Jazz Ensemble “Celebration” was formed in 1972. This award-winning internationally acclaimed ensemble performed at five IAJE national conferences in recent years and has also performed several times at American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
In January 2014, Celebration was honored to perform at the Jazz Education Network Conference in Dallas, Texas and the ACDA NORTHWEST Conference in Seattle, WA.
Celebration has shared the stage with many accomplished musicians including The New York Voices, Tony Bennett, Kathy Kosins, John Pizzarelli, Kurt Elling, the Yellowjackets, Nancy King, M-PACT, The Coats, Groove for Thought, Greta Matassa, and more.
The ensemble tours yearly on a local regional and national level. Bellevue College is proud to be a part of the rich tradition of vocal jazz in the Pacific Northwest.
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The Bellevue College Jazz Program has been enriching the lives of students and community members since the 1970’s. Many of the regions finest players and educators have been a part of the program at Bellevue College, and continue to do so through our annual jazz festival.
The Jazz Ensemble has performed at festivals throughout the United States, receiving top honors at the Lionel Hampton, Reno, and Fullerton Jazz Festivals. In addition to festivals, the band has performed in Paris, Berlin, Munich, Italy, Czech Republic, Peru, Beijing, Washington D.C., and most recently in New Orleans.
The Bellevue College Big Band has performed with renowned jazz artists such as; Pete Christlieb, Jim Snidero, Dick Oatts, Eddie Daniels, Brian Lynch, Conrad Herwig, Jiggs Whigham, Dave Pietro, Joe Magnarelli, Scott Wendholt, Bob McChesney, Thomas Marriott, John Hansen, Jay Thomas and many more. Bellevue College is proud to be one of the significant contributors to the rich history of jazz education in the Northwest.
Last Updated June 20, 2018