Two-Year College Choirs

Two-Year College Choirs Chair

Alice CavanaughChairperson:  Alice Cavanaugh
Alice Cavanaugh is the Director of Choral Ensembles and Coordinator of Applied Music at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, NY. She directs the 90-voice College Choir and 25-voice Suffolk Singers and teaches courses in music history. Dr. Cavanaugh has served on the faculties of Stony Brook University (NY), Concordia College-Bronxville (NY), and Phillips Exeter Academy (NH) and has directed the Babylon Chorale and the Chorale Society of the Hamptons on Long Island. She holds degrees from SUNY Stony Brook, the Jacob School of Music at Indiana University, and Smith College.

Submitted concert repertoire lists

List of two-year colleges which have choral activities, submitted by Yiping Wu.

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Recommended Repertoire for Community College Choirs

Niño Dios d’amor herido
Francisco Guerrero (Arthur Sjögren, ed.),
Edition Peters (from Four Sacred Villanescas) no. 67873
SATB, a cappella

Le chant des oyseaux
Clément Janequin
SATB, a cappella

Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4
Johann Sebastian Bach
Carus-Verlag no.31.004 (full score)
SATB, SA duet, T (chorale tune), B aria, no recits, strings, continuo

Con le belle non ci vuol fretta
Barbara Strozzi (Carolyn Raney, ed.)
Broude Brothers Limited MW3
SATB, continuo

Salve Regina in g minor, Hob. XXIIIb:2
Joseph Haydn
Carus-Verlag #51.998/03 (vocal score)
SATB, string, continuo, soli ad libitum

Elegischer Gesang, op. 118
Ludwig van Beethoven
Kalmus #KM.A2562-FSC (full score)
SATB, strings

O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf, op.74 no. 2
Johannes Brahms
SATB, a cappella

Stabat Mater in g minor, op. 138
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Carus-Verlag #50.138 (full score)
SATB, strings, organ

As Torrents in Summer from King Olaf
Edward Elgar
Thorpe Music Publishing Company/Theodore Presser Company No. 392-03069
SATB, a cappella

Poputnaya Pesnia (Travelling Song)
Mikhail Glinka (Vadim Prokhorov, arr.)
E.C. Shirmer Music Company no. 6720
SATB, minimal alto divisi, piano
Russian pronunciation guide included

Der Feuerreiter
Hugo Wolf, IMSLP
SATB, piano

Ave Maria
Igor Stravinsky
Boosey & Hawkes #1832
SATB, a cappella

Wedding Cantata
Daniel Pinkham
Edition Peters no. 66039
SATB, optional S and T soli, piano OR 2 horns, celesta, and strings

Lift Boy
Benjamin Britten
Boosey & Hawkes #OCTB1850
SASTB, piano

Panda Chant II
Meredith Monk
Boosey & Hawkes #M-051-47136-2
SATB, a cappella, clapping, movement

Village Harmony (Traditional Songs of the Balkans)
Mary Cay Brass, ed.
ISBN# 0-9627554-4-1 Northern Harmony Publishing Company, 1995
Twenty-eight short pieces of unspecified voicing
Pronunciation guide and translations provided

Randy Haldeman ,arr.
Walton Music (HL08501751, WSZ102) (Steven Zielke Choral Series)
Traditional Folk Song from the Channel Islands
SATB, piano, clapping

Wade in the Water
Moses Hogan, arr.
Hal Leonard Corporation #08741180
SATB, solo (or small ensemble), a cappella

Lord, I Know I Been Changed
Choral Arrangement by Bruce Moore
Piano Accompaniment by Jim Regin
Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc. #335 (Charlene Archibeque Choral Series)
SATB, brief solo (unspecified voice part), piano, clapping

Journal Articles on Student Retention
Fike, David S., and Renea Fike. “Predictors of First-Year Student Retention in the Community College.” Community College Review. 36. no. 2 (2008): 68-88.

Metzner, Barbara. “Perceived Quality of Academic Advising: The Effect on Freshman Attrition.” American Education Research Journal. 26. no. 3 (Autumn, 1989): 422-442.

Napoli, Anthony R., and Paul M. Wortman. “Psychosocial Factors Related to Retention and Early Departure of Two-Year Community College Students.” Research in Higher Education. 39. no. 4 (1998): 419-455.

Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique, by Michael Gelb (Holt and Company)
Diction, by John Moriarty (Schirmer)
In Quest of Answers: Interviews with American Choral Conductors, Editor and Interviewer: Carole Glenn (Hinshaw)
Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire: Vol. I Sacred Latin Texts, Compiled and Annotated by Ron Jeffers (earthsongs)
Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire: Vol. II German Texts, Compiled and Annotated by Ron Jeffers (earthsongs)
Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire: Vol. III French and Italian Texts, Compiled and Annotated by Ron Jeffers (earthsongs)
Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire: Vol. IV Hebrew Texts, Compiled and Annotated by Ron Jeffers (earthsongs)