Choral/Vocal

The LSC-Montgomery MUSIC Department is proud of its strong choir program.  With both a large mixed ensemble (Concert Choir), and an auditioned ensemble of 20 highly skilled singers (Chamber Singers), our choral program offers a wealth of opportunities for musicians of all skill levels.  We contribute regularly to the community by performing at local high schools, retirement homes, churches, and more.  We contribute annually to a local charity by donating the proceeds of our annual Holiday Choir Concert to a non-profit organization that benefits our neighbors.  And we have started a tradition of performing an Opera every Spring! Come and sing with us!  Listen, learn and perform great music with our choirs!

Chamber Singers

The Chamber Singers is the premiere vocal ensemble in the college, and every member is on scholarship. The ensemble tours regularly, including recent trips to New Orleans, Austin and San Antonio. Repertoire varies from the Renaissance to contemporary popular song, including a fully staged opera each spring. The Chamber Singers have worked with such noted conductors as Maria Guinand, Simon Carrington, Hugh Floyd, Allen Hightower and Jane Guild. Auditions for the ensemble are held at the beginning of each semester. For more information about Auditions please visit Chamber Singers Audition.

The Chamber Singers meet 12-2:20 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in H-103. 

Major events for the Chamber Singers include:

  • Solo and small ensemble performance opportunities
  • Holiday Benefit Concert 
  • Annual Tours 
  • Annual Gala and Silent Auction

Interested in auditioning?  Contact the director, Dr. Mark Marotto, at Mark.Marotto@LoneStar.edu to set up a meeting time.

Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is open to all staff, students, faculty, and community members in the surrounding region with a desire to sing.  With a dedication to performing great music from many eras, the Concert Choir also focuses on teaching music literacy. No audition is required. 

If you’ve always wanted to sing, but were never sure where to start, the Concert Choir welcomes you to take part! The Concert Choir meets from 12-12:50 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday in H-103. 

Interested in singing?  Contact the director, Dr. Mark Marotto, at Mark.Marotto@lonestar.edu to set up a meeting time, or simply register for MUEN 1141.

Instrumental

The Instrumental Music Department at LSC-Montgomery seeks to provide ensembles that challenge, inspire and entertain. Whether you play a string, brass, woodwind or percussion instrument, there is an ensemble for you. Come join us!

Chamber Ensemble

The Chamber Ensemble is comprised of instrumental (strings, wind, brass, percussion, piano, classical guitar) students in the music department as well as non-majors and members of the community. Under the direction of Eiki Isomura, the Chamber Ensemble performs a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque era to the present day. Members also have opportunities to work with our faculty in sectionals to develop technical and ensemble skills. The ensemble shares a concerts a semester with other instrumental groups on campus.

Chamber Ensemble meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the H-119, Building H.

For more information, contact Dr. Isomura, Director of Orchestra, Eiki.Isomura@lonestar.edu.

Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is LSC-Montgomery's largest instrumental ensemble and is comprised of the most talented instrumentalists on campus. Performing diverse and challenging wind literature from ]all time periods and styles, the Symphonic Band presents two concerts each semester in addition to providing music for LSC-Montgomery May Commencement Exercises. The Symphonic Band serves a dual purpose of providing music majors with a quality large ensemble experience and non-majors with the ability to continue the enjoyment of performing great music. Whether playing marches, orchestral transcriptions or traditional wind band literature, the ensemble focuses on performing music with the utmost in accuracy and musicality while presenting an enjoyable and moving concert-going experience for all audience members.

The Band is open to all dedicated instrumentalists with previous performance experience from the LSC-Montgomery campus and surrounding communities. The Symphonic Band meets from 1-2:20 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information, contact Cristina Mendoza, Director of Bands at Cristina.E.Mendoza@LoneStar.edu.

Jazz Ensemble

The Lone Star College-Montgomery Jazz Ensemble is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members from the surrounding area who possess a love of Jazz music and have previous experience reading music and playing an instrument or singing in the jazz style. While focusing on music written in a big band tradition, the Ensemble explores all areas of Jazz styles including swing, rock, funk, and bebop in addition to music with Latin and Afro-Caribbean influences. Although not required, opportunities for developing skills in improvisation are provided and highly encouraged. 

Ensemble members will also have an opportunity to perform with guest artists and musicians from the local community and the Greater Houston area. If you are interested in joining the group, no matter how long it has been since you've picked up an instrument, you are invited to do so! The Ensemble meets Tuesday nights from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Come join the fun!

For more information, contact Cristina Mendoza, Director of Bands at Cristina.E.Mendoza@LoneStar.edu.

Symphony Orchestra

The LSC-Montgomery Symphony Orchestra is the first and only orchestra in the Lone Star College System. The ensemble is open to all strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion students in the music department, as well as to non-majors and members of the community. With an emphasis on standard orchestral literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, the orchestra shares two concerts a semester with other instrumental groups on campus.

The ensemble meets Monday evenings 7-9:30pm in H-119 in the Music Building.

Most string players in the Symphony Orchestra also opt to participate in String Ensemble (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 12-12:50pm).

For more information, contact Dr. Isomura, Director of Orchestras, Eiki.Isomura@lonestar.edu.