HFC Music Ensembles
Joining an HFC Ensemble
HFC’s bands and vocal groups are open to all HFC students (regardless of major) and to members of the community. Both credit and non-credit registrations are available. Open rehearsals are held during the first week of classes for Blue Fusion, HFC Chorus, and Studio 110 (see flyer for details).
For information about open rehearsals and auditions, contact Kevin Dewey.
This entertaining vocal jazz group, comprising approximately 12 singers and rhythm section, presents exciting music in a variety of styles. The group often performs with Studio 110 and participates annually in the Gold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival at Western Michigan University.
Blue Fusion live on stage
HFC Chorus performance
Featuring the talents of HFC students, faculty, and staff, as well as local residents, the HFC Chorus sings a variety of music including classical, pop, jazz, Gospel, and Broadway hits. The chorus has traveled to Notre Dame, Chicago, Kalamazoo, Stratford, and Toronto for concert tours. The HFC Chorus also performs at HFC Commencement ceremonies, civic functions, and for community organizations.
Metropolitan Symphony Band
Metropolitan Symphony Band includes HFC students, advanced placement students from high school, students from neighboring universities, and adult members of the community. The band performs traditional concert band literature and orchestral transcriptions.
Metropolitan Symphony Band musicians
Midnight Blue performance
This accomplished vocal jazz ensemble, comprising approximately 12 singers and rhythm section, performs the most challenging arrangements with big band, their own trio, or a cappella. Midnight Blue participates annually in the Gold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival at Western Michigan University.
The women of Renaissance Voices enjoy performing the finest in treble choral literature in a variety of styles and languages. The ensemble has taken four overseas concert tours and released three CDs.
Women of Renaissance Voices
Members of Studio 110
This “big jazz band” has members of all ages from advanced high school students to current HFC students to members of the community. Studio 110 enjoys playing a wide variety of jazz favorites, and often collaborates with Blue Fusion.
Vanguard Voices & Brass
Vanguard Voices & Brass is a mixed chorus and brass ensemble sponsored by the City of Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department. Vanguard Voices is choir-in-residence at HFC and is proud to sponsor Vanguard Premieres, a composition contest and commission program which has introduced more than 40 new compositions to the choral world.
Vanguard Voices & Brass in concert
HFC music groups have released several CDs, including recordings of every President’s Collage Concert since 1997.
For information about HFC vocal and instrumental ensembles, contact Kevin Dewey (Vocal Music Director & Interim Instrumental Music Director).