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Performing Arts Student Classroom

Performing Arts at AACC

If you love the performing arts, you’ve come to the right place. Students, community members and visiting artists share their vision of the world through music, opera, dance and theater. Throughout the year, enjoy performances by the AACC faculty as well as regional, national and international artists who share their talents and passion for a wide range of styles and traditions.

Along with showcasing professional musicians, AACC boasts a number of ensemble groups made up of students and community members. Come be transported each season with us!

AACC Chamber Singers

This small choral group is selected by an audition process. If you’re selected, you’ll sing a diverse repertoire ranging from chant to vocal jazz. You’ll also join the AACC Concert Choir for master works of choral/orchestral literature.

For information contact Douglas Byerly, assistant professor.

AACC Concert Band

A student and community group of wind, brass and percussion players embracing traditional wind band and contemporary works, led by Paul Dembowski, adjunct faculty member and AACPS Music Magnet program department chair.

AACC Concert Choir

Lively interpretations of contemporary and classical works, directed by Doug Byerly, associate professor.

AACC Dance Company

A member of both the Maryland Council for Dance and the American College Dance Association, company members perform original works, directed by Lynda P. Fitzgerald, coordinator of Dance.

Learn more about the Dance Company.

AACC Jazz Ensemble (Big Band)

Credit and noncredit students offer the big band sound, directed by regional jazz musician and adjunct faculty member Tim Powell.

AACC Jazz Ensemble (Small Combo)

Credit and noncredit students present jazz standards and selected pieces from various genres, directed by Ian Wardenski, Ph.D., department chair.

AACC Opera

Fully staged productions from the “Magic Flute” to “Phantom of the Opera,” under the direction of Doug Byerly, associate professor.

AACC Symphony Orchestra

A collection of talented students, faculty and community members present timeless programs led by Conductor, Anna Binneweg, D.M., associate professor.

AACC Theater

Students and community members participate in all aspects of theater to bring to life dramatic and musical performances under the guidance of Theater Coordinator Sean Urbantke, assistant professor.

World-Class Jazz Series

Renowned jazz musicians visit campus to offer free afternoon clinics followed by paid evening concerts. The World-class Jazz Series is coordinated by Ian Wardenski, Ph.D., department chair.

World Music

Celebrate the diverse performing arts from around the globe with special guests, student and faculty performers, coordinated by Chris Ballengee, Ph.D, assistant professor.


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Get in the Act

Interested in joining a performing group?
Auditions are required. Some ensembles may also require enrollment in specific courses or degrees.


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