MCC Music Studies Concerts Open to the Public

MANCHESTER, Conn. (May 8, 2018) – The month of May will sound an upbeat note at Manchester Community College, as a variety of musical performances are scheduled to spotlight the college’s accredited Music Studies program. The events feature students giving recitals as a final requirement for their course work.

Students in their final semester of the program develop and perform their capstone lecture-recitals in collaboration with music faculty. All take place in the SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium and are free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., students Luis Cruz, Kristyn Leamon and Esther Jones will perform their recitals.

Tuesday, May 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., Christopher Daugherty, Dawn Dumas, Rhiannon Elliot and Stacey Smith will perform.

The third lecture-recital will be presented on Tuesday, May 16, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Flautist Jessica Fraleigh and pianist David Lewis will present works by Mozart and Gershwin. Fraleigh will be accompanied at the piano by Dr. Carolina Flores, professor of music at MCC. This event is sponsored by the Organization of Active Adults (OAA), a local organization formed in partnership with MCC’s Continuing Education Division to provide members of the community, age 50 and over, opportunities for lifelong learning, travel and monthly entertainment features at the college. OAA members and their guests are invited to attend; however, the larger community is also welcome.

Music Studies students will also perform at the Spring Arts Festival, Friday, May 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring the MCC choral, chamber and jazz ensembles.

About the MCC Music Studies Program – The MCC Music Studies associate in art degree is the only nationally accredited two-year degree in Music Studies offered in Connecticut. The program provides students with exceptional and affordable music instruction in the areas of music history, music theory, music ear-training, music technology and music performance. Individualized vocal and instrumental instruction is also offered. For more information, visit