Co-Seat College Courses

“Co-seat” courses offer the opportunity for community members (ages 14-adult) to take college music classes alongside DCC credit students at a discounted price on a first-come, first-serve basis with faculty from DCC’s Music Performance Certificate program. Community members, please contact the office at (845) 431-8916.

Note: Community members will NOT receive college credit with this option; if you would like to receive college credit you must enroll at DCC Registrar’s office by calling (845) 431-8020.


(14 sessions) Are you a soprano? Alto? Tenor? Bass? Sing in a variety of musical styles from contemporary choral pieces to choral classics like Mendelssohn's "Elijah." This large ensemble of 40+ members is open to everyone who has had some singing experience and would like an opportunity to improve their ability to blend, phrase, and work together in a musical group. Members are not required to read music, but a basic knowledge of musical notation is recommended. There will be at least one public performance at the end of the semester.

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6:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. (M) 8/22 - 12/10 D 206 J. Howell FREE


(15 Sessions) Do you like Beethoven, Brahms, and Wagner as well as Broadway musical medleys? The group is open to individuals playing flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, or percussion at NYSSMA level 4 or higher. Members are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition. In partnership with the Mid-Hudson Community Orchestra this group usually has 50+ members. There are usually 2-3 public performances including the final performance at the end of the semester. New members must contact Richard Simons at to submit a video of their playing or arrange a brief appointment to play before the first class.

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7:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. (W) 8/22 - 12/10 D 206 R. Simons FREE


This course is designed for musicians and non-musicians. It develops a basic music theory vocabulary and ability to actively listen to engage in a historical overview of musical styles through recorded and visual materials. The aim is to stimulate a discriminating understanding and enjoyment of music.

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2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (T/R) 8/22 - 12/10 D 214  TBA $299