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Ensembles

Music Ensembles are offered for degree credit and each can be repeated a maximum of four times with CRNs having A-D listings.  Students wishing to be in more than one ensemble per semester can do so. All ensembles meet in the C-100 Building in C-119 or C-116.

Ensembles: Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Big Band, Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble & World Music Ensemble

San Diego Mesa College Official Social Media:

San Diego Mesa College Music Department YouTube Channel for all Music Dept. Ensembles

San Diego Mesa College Music Department Facebook



San Diego Mesa College Classical Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble, directed by George Svoboda

The San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble I-IV provides for the study and performance of selected guitar ensemble works. After an audition, each student is assigned to the ensemble. Students practice and perform in an intermediate-to-advanced guitar ensemble, focusing on developing their skills in reading music, as well as the technical and interpretative skills required in the performance of a wide variety of works from different historical eras. The course topics will be different with each repetition as the musical repertoire presented and performed differs each time the course is offered. Attendance at classes, rehearsals, and performances is required. 2 Units, MUSI 256A-D. Contact: George Svoboda 

YouTube video I Fall 2015

YouTube video II Fall 2015

YouTube video III Fall 2015

YouTube video Spring 2016

San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble Facebook



San Diego Mesa College Concert Jazz Band

Jazz Big Band, directed by Ian Tordella

The San Diego Mesa College Jazz Big Band I-IV is a select group of instrumentalists devoted to the preparation and performance of the best contemporary jazz big band literature. Instruments needed for this ensemble: trumpets, trombones, saxophones, piano, guitar, bass, drumset, vibraphone/percussion, and vocalists. Designed to meet the needs of the student desiring to enter the field of professional Jazz big band work, but open to qualified students of any department of the college. The group gives public concerts and supplies music for college functions. Attendance at rehearsals and performances is an integral part of this course. Offered every semester. 1 Unit, MUSI 252A-D.  Contact: Ian Tordella 



Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bob Magnusson

The San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble I-IV is a study of small Jazz ensemble music at the beginning level. Students are seated in ensemble groups according to their technical ability in preparation for performance on a wide variety of instrumentation (trumpets, trombones, saxophones, guitar, bass, drumset, vibraphone, violin & vocalists). This course is designed for music majors and anyone interested in playing with a beginning level Jazz ensemble. 1 Unit, MUSI 253A-D. Contact: Bob Magnusson 

Jazz Ensemble YouTube Video Fall 2018



San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble

Vocal Ensemble, directed by Amy Mein

The San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble is an intermediate choral ensemble that focuses on developing music-reading, aural, and vocal skills in the preparation and performance of a wide variety of choral works. Enrollment is by audition. Members are expected to have some previous choral and vocal experience. Attendance at rehearsals and performances is required.  2.5 Units, MUSI 210A-D.  Contact: Amy Mein

Additional Websites:

San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble YouTube Video



World Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson

The San Diego Mesa College World Music Ensemble exposes students to a variety of world music traditions including those found in Uganda (East Africa), Ghana (West Africa), Zaïre (Central Africa), and Brazil (South America). Students will learn basic techniques on a variety of percussion instruments and learn to sing traditional vocal pieces. Repertoire covered involves learning through oral tradition and alternative notation. No prior experience needed and no audition required. Attendance at rehearsals and performances is required.  2 Units, MUSI 251A-D.  Contact: Dr. N. Scott Robinson 

YouTube Video 2014 Concert Sampler



Additional Music Ensembles in Residence