Showcase your talent with performance opportunities.
Watch the Harper College Jazz Faculty Octet perform 'Strollin'
Whether you're a vocalist or instrumentalist, a music major or non-major, the Harper College Music Department offers a wealth of performance opportunities. From symphonies and singers to steel drums, our ensembles perform throughout the year in Harper's Performing Arts Center.
Many of our ensembles provide students the opportunity to learn and perform alongside professional musicians. Students expand their creativity, challenge their abilities and enjoy camaraderie while developing networking skills. Audition requirements vary by ensemble:
- Harper Symphony Orchestra
- Guitar Ensemble
- Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band
- Piano Ensemble
- Steel Drum Bands
- Wind Symphony and Chamber Winds
Other Performance Opportunities and Events
- Annual Jazz Festival and Concert
Led by Ken Spurr, well-known Chicago jazz pianist and Director of Jazz Studies at Harper, the College invites high school big bands, ensembles and combos to a day of jazz offering students an exciting, non-competitive opportunity to perform for, listen to and work with some of Chicago's top jazz performers and educators. The event culminates with an evening concert featuring a performance by Harper's talented jazz faculty.
- Annual Chamber Music Festival
This annual event showcases the work of the Music Department's accomplished artist faculty, friends and the Chamber Winds Ensemble-In-Residence. The concert features great works from the classical chamber music repertoire.
- Cultural Arts Concert Series
A program of several free lunchtime and ticketed evening concerts presented throughout the year features guest artists from a variety of musical genres. These concerts are provided in part through a generous grant from the College's Cultural Arts Committee and the Center for Student Involvement.