Students interested in participating in music at SUNY Plattsburgh have many opportunities.
Participation in these ensembles for credit is not restricted to students who have
chosen music as a program of study — all students are invited to participate.
Mixed choral ensemble that performs a wide range of styles, including classical and
popular cappella, as well as accompanied, works. Concert Choir hosts the annual ChoralFest,
sometimes including guest artists. In addition to traditional choral concerts, our
choral program also engages in special projects, including celebrations of the vocal
and choral splendor of American musical theater; themed projects, such as Valentine’s
Concerts or Madrigal Dinners; or other larger collaborations and staged productions.
(Open to all students.)
Champlain Valley Voices Internship
Assigns SUNY Plattsburgh student singers to the community-based non-profit organization,
Champlain Valley Voices, in order to provide the intern with a deeper understanding
of any non-profit organization and of the value of college-community partnerships.
Interns perform major choral-orchestral works and other great choral pieces. Additionally,
each intern brings specialized skills to CVV that will support its mission. (A minimum
GPA of 3.0 and junior or senior status are required for this internship, as well as
POI from faculty sponsor, Timothy Morningstar.)
Concert band performing a wide variety of traditional and new music for winds and
percussion. Students develop reading and ensemble skills and technical understanding
of the music, and gain insight into composers and their works. Performances often
feature guest and faculty soloists. (Open to all students.)
A Student Association club. Dr. Dexter Criss is the faculty advisor (chemistry dept.)
and Ms. Sally Urban is the staff advisor. Visit Gospel Choir website.
As the only co-ed, all-vocal group on campus, Minor Adjustments is SUNY Plattsburgh’s
prime source for all things a capella. As a group, they strive to improve their musicianship,
always presenting the best performances possible, and have fun while doing it. With
Minor Adjustments’ unique takes on modern songs and our impromptu performances all
around campus, don’t be surprised if you happen to find them one night at the Sundowner!
Usually produced every other fall in association with the theatre program at SUNY
Performance in Community Groups
Including the Adirondack Wind Ensemble and the Champlain Valley Voices.