Music Department Events at Carroll

Whether your musical preferences include jazz, rock, big band, chorus or a full orchestra, Carroll offers many opportunities for you to enjoy any or all of these types of performances. 

Music performances are held in the Theater in the Scott Center. General admission for music workshops and events is $10 and $5 for senior adults over age 65, faculty, staff and students with ID, unless otherwise noted. Box office sales are available approximately one hour prior to ticketed events. For more information, please contact Theresa Fourcade in the office of Performing and Visual Arts, 410-386-8575.

Fall 2014 Music Events


Carroll Concert Series

Baltimore Jazz Alliance
Presenting an exciting concert from some of Maryland’s best jazz composers and arrangers! Come and hear the great players of this 17-piece band perform straight-ahead, Latin and contemporary jazz charts under the direction of founder, Anthony Villa.

Thursday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Free admission


Speakers of the House
Speakers of the House is a mash up of two of the Baltimore area’s more popular and diverse bands: All Mighty Senators and The Junkyard Saints. The band was formed two years ago in an effort to play the old school funk, boogaloo and rock. For more information, visit

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. 

Stacey Mastrian, soprano
Stacy Mastrian, a “sweet, shimmering soprano” (The Washington Post) who is “versatile and passionate” (Der Tagesspiegel), performs repertoire that spans from the late Renaissance to the present and from traditional to experimental, with international television, radio and internet broadcasts. For more information, visit

Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.


Russell Kirk and The Path
Saxophonist/Composer Russell Kirk in his relatively short, but rather illustrious career has developed a unique and innovative sound. A combination of highly developed facility on the saxophone with mature expression as a performer, make Kirk a rising force on the scene. A Buffet Crampon USA Performing Artist and Inner Circle Music recording artist, Kirk is regularly heard throughout the New York metropolitan area.

As a solo artist, he has performed and recorded with a diverse array of celebrated groups, ranging from The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic. In early 2009 Kirk was signed to Greg Osby’s Inner Circle Music record label and released his second album as a leader in March 2012. For more information, visit

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.


Baroque 'n Hearts
Yoshiaki Horiguchi, double bassist, will perform baroque and romantic works by J.S. Bach, Henry Eccles, Jules Massenet, Giovanni Bottesini and Francois Rabbath.

In addition to being an active performer, Horiguchi is a highly sought-after educator and string specialist. He founded the double bass program at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s ORCHkids program, leading to a promotion of department chair of low strings, and landing him and his students on the front page of the Baltimore Times.

He served as a Carroll adjunct faculty member building up a studio of promising violin, viola, cello and double bass students; taught ensembles and AP/IB classes in the Maryland public school system; and joined the faculty of the Peabody Bass Works summer program. He has also coached chamber groups for the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras and the low-strings section for the annual East Coast El Sistema Seminario. His teaching experience is vast and has depth.

His conducting endeavors have included the BSO ORCHkids string ensemble, University Maryland Baltimore County’s Symphony orchestra, Peabody Bass Works and the National Music Festival Symphony Orchestra.

For more information, visit

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.


Zane Forshee Concert
Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine describes Zane Forshee as “one of his generation’s finest guitarists.” Active both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, recent concert engagements have taken him across North America, Europe and Asia, where his live performances have been noted for possessing “a beautiful ever-flow that held the audience captivated” (Retriever Weekly). A champion of new music, his concerts always include gems from contemporary composers as well as those from the traditional solo guitar repertoire. For more information, visit

Saturday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.


Student Recitals
Join us for our delightful lunchtime performances highlighting selected voice and instrumental music students.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 12:30 p.m.
Free admission



Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m.
McDaniel College, WMC Alumni Hall


Rock N’ Roll and Guitar Ensembles
The Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Eric McCullough, opens with music written and arranged for classical guitars. The Rock N’ Roll Ensemble follows, under the direction of Matt Everhart, performing 90’s grunge music, including your favorites from Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains and more.

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.


Carroll Jazz Singers: Audience Choice
Under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Bell Echols, our fall concert features a variety of jazz favorites, as submitted by the audience of the spring concert. Join us to hear if your selection made the cut!

Friday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.


Master Class and Workshops

$10 and $5 for senior adults over age 65, faculty, staff and students with ID

Stacey Mastrian Vocal Master Class
Watch and listen as selected student performers, focus on a repertoire of their choice, receive valuable feedback on fine tuning their technique.

Thursday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m.

John Christ Rock and Roll Guitar Workshop
Former Danzig guitarist and Baltimore native, John Christ, shares techniques, tips and tricks from his 27 year guitar career.

Workshop Includes:

  • Classic Rock and Roll guitar riffs
  • Performance tricks
  • Personal experiences from within the Rock and Roll industry
  • An opportunity to play with the former Danzig guitarist

This interactive workshop is intended for the intermediate level guitarist, but all are welcome. Students are encouraged to bring electric guitars and tuners.

Saturday, Oct. 4, 3 p.m.

Zane Forshee Classical Guitar Workshop
Zane Forshee has won numerous awards, which include the first prize in the National Guitar Workshop International Solo Guitar Competition, top prize in the Montpelier Artist Recital Competition, and first prize in the Baltimore Music Club String Competition. In addition, he has been the recipient of two Peabody Institute Career Development Grants, and most recently, earned a Fulbright Fellowship to Spain.

Saturday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m.


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