The Chamber Ensemble is CCRI’s instrumental opportunity for any combination of instrumentalists to gather and make great music. Directed by Dr. Audrey Kaiser, the Chamber Ensemble is a blend of wind instruments; the CCRI Percussion Ensemble, led by Charlie Kalajian; and the newly formed CCRI Piano Ensemble, led by Dr. Kaiser. The Ensemble brings together these diverse instrumentalists to perform Classical Orchestral Literature, Jazz and Broadway influenced music, as well as Symphonic Band Literature. The Ensemble gives a full performance at the end of the semester and often performs for College and other functions during the semester. All acoustic instrumentalists and pianists of different skill levels are welcome. Musicians must be able to read music. The Chamber Ensemble fulfills the AFA Music degree requirements for major ensemble credits.
Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday, 1-2:15 pm; Room 0540
For those who enjoy part-singing in a small group, this is an interesting close knit ensemble. The Chamber Singers ensemble, led by Dr. Joseph Amante, offers an opportunity to explore a variety of choral repertoire, including a cappella polyphonic music, spirituals and contemporary styles. Performances include fall concerts on campus and in the community, a choral festival and an annual spring concert. Auditions for placement within the group are held at the first two rehearsals each semester.
Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday 11:30-12:45; Room 0562
A marvelous opportunity, led by Dr. Joseph Amante, for those who enjoy singing to learn vocal technique while having fun rehearsing varied and interesting styles of choral music. Auditions for placement in each section (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) are held during the first meeting of each semester. The ensemble meets the AFA Music degree semester requirement for ensemble credit.
Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday, 2:30-3:45pm; Room 0562
For students in the Newport area, a section of Chorus is offered at Salve Regina University. Students register at CCRI for MUSC1210-598. Rehearsals are Thursday, 6:45-8:15pm.
The CCRI Jazz Ensemble, led by Dr. Steve Lajoie, is an active performing musical organization which gives several performances each semester, both on and off campus. The the past, the CCRI Jazz Ensemble has performed in collegiate jazz festivals at Williams College, MIT, U-Mass Dartmouth, URI and RIC. The ensemble welcomes students who are interested in performing jazz, and who are willing to make a strong commitment to a hard-working and rewarding musical organization. Membership is open to any CCRI student. Auditions are held during each semester's first two scheduled classes. This course meets the AFA Jazz Studies degree semester requirement for ensemble credit.
Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday, as published in the course scheduling bulletin.
Aiden Rogler completed his studies at CCRI in 2020 and is currently enrolled at URI...
Danielle Grilli graduated from CCRI in 2013 with an A.F.A in Music. She continued her studies at RIC obtaining a B.A in Music...
Daniel Caramante graduated from CCRI in 2017 with an A.F.A. with High Honors. He continued on to URI, graduating cum laude with...