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Welcome to the Rend Lake College Music Program! We offer many opportunities for students who wish to pursue music as a career or get involved for the love of it!

The RLC Music Program is home to three semi-professional ensembles; RLC Community Orchestra, Concert Band, and Concert Choir. In addition, we offer many other performing opportunities including the Annual Spring Musical, Student Recital, and much, much more! With its dedicated artist faculty and growing performing ensembles, Rend Lake College provides students with a first-rate musical education at an affordable cost. Students can reap the rewards of a low-cost education and individual attention at RLC while preparing for a four-year university.

 

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Associate of Fine Arts in Music Performance - Instrumental

Rend Lake College offers courses applicable to an Associate in Fine Arts Degree. This degree will require a total of 64 credit hours. General Education courses are described in the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum. Because completion of the A.F.A. curriculum does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core, students will need to complete the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer. Consult with your counselor or music faculty advisor for more information. 

Find program requirements and classes HERE. Choose AFA/AFA-Music Perf-Inst. Current students, login to myRLC.

Associate of Fine Arts in Music Performance - Vocal

Rend Lake College offers courses applicable to an Associate in Fine Arts Degree. This degree will require a total of 64 credit hours. General Education courses are described in the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum. Because completion of the A.F.A. curriculum does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core, students will need to complete the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer. Consult with your counselor or music faculty advisor for more information.

Find program requirements and classes HERE. Choose AFA/AFA-Music Perf-Vocal. Current students, login to myRLC.

Facilities RLC Music Facilities

Renovations

In 2013, the RLC Music Program underwent renovations, thanks to funding gathered by the RLC Foundation and provided by music alumni, enthusiasts, faculty, staff and the community. More than $100,000 was raised through the Foundation's campaign "Extreme Makeover: Music Division" to upgrade both the facility itself and the equipment used by students, including remodeling the practice rooms, upgrading music rooms, and purchasing expensive equipment such as risers, lockers and a library system.

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Ensembles


The Music Program at Rend Lake College offers a variety of ensembles for students and community members, such as; the RLC Community Orchestra, Concert Band, Concert Choir, and Dinner Theatre.

Community Orchestra

The RLC Community Orchestra under the direction of Joseph Ryker, performs on campus several times a year including; the RLC Halloween, Christmas, and Spring Concerts. Auditions are required and are held the first week of the fall and spring semesters. The Community Orchestra rehearses Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm. This ensemble is tuition FREE.

Concert Band

The RLC Concert Band, under the direction of Joseph Ryker, performs on campus several times a year including; the RLC Halloween, Christmas, and Spring Concerts and the RLC Annual Foundation Dinner. Auditions are required and are held the first week of the fall and spring semesters. The Concert Band rehearses Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:00 – 11:50 am. This ensemble is tuition FREE.

Concert Choir

The RLC Concert Choir, under the direction of Sara Alstat, strives to create beauty in the choral art through concert performances for the college and surrounding communities. This ensemble performs a wide range of sacred and secular choral literature. Auditions are required and are held the first week of the fall and spring semesters. The Concert Choir rehearses Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays 12:00 – 12:50 pm. This ensemble is tuition FREE.

Dinner Theatre

The RLC Dinner Theatre, under the direction of Sara Alstat, is a 2 hour entertainment extravaganza with singing, acting, comedy, and a four course meal. College credit is available for participation in this ensemble. Auditions are required and are held during first week of September.

Past Performances
2006 - Jester “The Body” Ventures Forth
2007 – The Ring of Truth
2008 – Beowulf, The Son of Beocoyote
2009 - "Teeny Bob" The Demon Pet Groomer of Sweet Street
2010 – Alice in Blunderland
2011 – Starting Here, Starting Now by Maltby & Shire

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Calendar


Event Date/Time Location Cost Featuring

2015 Fall Concert
"Sounds of the Season"

7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19

RLC Theatre FREE RLC Community Orchestra, Concert Band & Concert Choir
"Music from Around the World"

7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 1

RLC Theatre FREE RLC Community Orchestra & Concert Band
2016 Spring Musical "Godspell"

7 p.m.
Thursday, April 7 - Saturday, April 9
2 p.m.
Sunday, April 10

RLC Theatre

$12 per person RLC Students & Community Members
2016 Spring Concert 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21 RLC Theatre FREE RLC Community Orchestra, Concert Band & Concert Choir
Student / Faculty Recital 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5 RLC Theatre FREE RLC Music Students & Faculty

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Scholarships


2016 Scholarship Auditions

 

Date: Friday, Feb. 26 & Friday, March 4
Time: Beginning at 2 p.m. on both dates
Where: LRC 107

Full tuition waivers are available for instrumentalists, vocalists, and accompanists. Everyone who is auditioning needs to prepare one musical selection as well as be prepared to sight-read. An accompanist will be provided for instrumentalists and vocalists.

Anyone choosing to audition should complete an application in addition to calling to schedule an audition time. Please bring your completed application with you to your audition.

To schedule an audition time or for additional information, please contact Sara Alstat at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1817 or .">.

Click on the link below to download the scholarship application:
Scholarship Application

Spring Musicals


Spring 2016 - "Godspell"

Godspell

Past Spring Musicals

 

RLC Spring Musicals

  2015 - Les Miserables | 2014 - Little Shop of Horrors | 2013 - Into the Woods

Spring Musical South Pacific

  2011 - South Pacific

 

 

 

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