Music Department Events at Carroll

Whether your musical preferences include jazz, rock, big band, chorus or a full orchestra, Carroll offers many opportunities for you to enjoy any or all of these types of performances. 

Music performances are held in the Theater in the Scott Center. General admission for music workshops and events is $10 and $5 for senior adults over age 65, faculty, staff and students with ID, unless otherwise noted. Box office sales are available approximately one hour prior to ticketed events. For more information, please contact Theresa Fourcade in the office of Performing and Visual Arts, 410-386-8575.

Spring 2015 Music Events

Concert Series

Carroll Guitar Faculty Recital
Thursday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Guitar instructors Patrick Kisicki, John Knoll, Jerry Wade, Eric McCullough and Patrick Smith performing a variety of styles, as a group and soloists.


3 Trees, World Music
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.

This ensemble, made up of Tom Chess, strings and flutes; Pitz Quattrone, didgeridoo; and Jon Seligman, percussion, performs original and traditional world music with Turkey, North and West Africa and Australia influences. 3 Trees was nominated for best world music CD by the Washington Music Awards in 2013, and won the highest grant honor from the Maryland State Arts Council for world music in 2011.


There’s Always a Woman - according to Stephen Sondheim
Carolyn Black-Sotir with Tim McReynolds, piano accompanist
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m

Described as “the ultimate Sondheim interpreter” Black-Sotir explores the many facets of the Sondheim woman from Mayoress Cora in "Anyone Can Whistle," to Johanna in "Sweeney Todd," to Fosca in "Passion." A musical and dramatic tour-de–force - savvy, sophisticated and spellbinding.


Copeland String Quartet
Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.

The Copeland String Quartet (CSQ) is comprised of four Delaware Symphony Orchestra players: Eliezer Gutman, violin; Thomas Jackson, violin; Nina Cottman, viola; and Mark Ward, cello. Formed in 2003, the CSQ finds inspiration from the vast and dazzling string quartet repertoire. Tatiana Copeland, for whom the Quartet is named, has been a generous and enthusiastic supporter of the CSQ.


Ahren Buchheister with Black Rhinoceros and Pompeii Graffiti
Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m

Cello and guitar forms Black Rhinoceros, weaving together a tapestry of intricate melodies that brings to life their self-deprecating nerd rock, followed by Pompeii Graffiti, an Indie rock band from Annapolis, MD.

View details for "How To Be A Killer Sideman" Guitar workshop.


Local Band Showcase Concert
Friday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.

Steve Herrera, Cecilia Grace, Chloe Antulov and Basement Flower with Jason Iden perform original music.



Student Recitals
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 7, 12:30 p.m.
Free admission

Join us for our delightful lunchtime performances highlighting selected voice and instrumental music students.




Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, May 9, 3 p.m.


Rock N’ Roll and Guitar Ensembles
Wednesday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.

The Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Eric McCullough, opens with music written and arranged for classical guitars. The Rock N’ Roll Ensemble follows, under the direction of Matt Everhart, rockin’ the most unforgettable guitar legends!


Carroll Jazz Singers
Friday, May 15, 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Echols, our spring concert features a variety of jazz favorites.

Master Class and Workshops

"How To Be A Killer Sideman" Guitar Workshop By Ahren Buchheister
Saturday, April 11, 3 p.m.

Learn how to sit in with anyone and be able to pick up on songs immediately.

Musical concepts include:

  • triads
  • harmonic devices
  • passing tones/chords
  • chordal leads



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