Shoreline Community College offers the most comprehensive Instrumental Music Program among the state's community colleges. Offerings include large and small ensemble opportunities in classical, jazz and contemporary studies. A partial listing of instrumental ensembles appears below. A limited scholarships are also available.
SCC Jazz Ensemble
Directed by; Jeff Kashiwa
The SCC Jazz Ensemble performs works from the libraries of the classic big-bands as well as contemporary arrangements and student compositions. The ensemble records, tours and performs frequently throughout the Northwest.
Shoreline Concert Band
Directed by Ken Noreen
The Shoreline Concert Band is now in its twenty-first year of operation. The 80 piece band was founded in 1984 to offer community members an opportunity to perform in a quality concert band alongside Shoreline Community College students. The Shoreline Concert Band performs quarterly concerts at the Shorecrest Performing Arts Center and provides music for the college's annual Commencement Ceremony in June.
Funk & Groove
Directed by Jeff Kashiwa
Funk & Groove is a Shoreline Community College music ensemble which provides opportunities for music students to perform and record songs in styles typical of commercial radio airplay from the 1970's to present. This group performs music from a range of genres, including pop, jazz, and funk, R&B, soul and rap. The Funk & Groove band features students who play guitar, bass, piano, horns, drums and percussion, as well as, vocalists. To gain professional experience, students perform shows in Seattle area clubs consisting of the original arrangements from artists and groups such as: Earth Wind and Fire, Tower Of Power, Chicago, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and many more.
In addition to offering vocalists and instrumentalists experience in performing in clubs around the Seattle area Music Technology students can gain valuable hands on audio experience running the sound and recording equipment for rehearsals and live performances.
SCC Small Ensembles
Doug Reid, Coordinator
Shoreline Community College is proud to offer a diverse Small Ensembles curriculum. All ensembles listed below perform works from current repertory and provide students the opportunity to arrange, compose and direct. The ensembles perform on campus quarter as well as at festivals and schools throughout the region. Open to all students and community members by audition.