The primary focus of the MCC Music Department is making music.

Both music majors and non-music majors experience live music performance through participation in music ensembles, private instruction, and a variety of public performances.

In addition to our Student Recital Series, concerts are scheduled throughout the year. The 350-seat Wilbur A. Ball Performing Arts Center is home to many of these performances. Additionally, MCC ensembles perform throughout Central Texas in collaboration with many other musical ensembles including groups from Baylor University, the Waco Community Band, the Waco Symphony, and the University of Mary Hardin Baylor.

  • Choral

    All choirs require a placement audition that consists of sightreading and vocalizing. No solos are required for placement. All choirs generally travel to area schools and other locations off campus for special concerts. The choirs all sing a cappella and accompanied music of classical, folk, spirituals, vocal jazz and pop styles, and especially enjoy singing diverse music in many foreign languages.

    Contact Dr. Bonnie Borshay Sneed, Director of Choirs, for more information at bsneed@mclennan.edu, BPAC 100

    • MCC Chorale
      (MUEN 1141.01)- SATB choir (Mondays - Thursdays 12:45-2:15pm)
    • Bosque Singers
      (MUEN 1151.52) - Soprano/Alto choir (Wednesdays from 2:30-4pm)
    • Highlanders
      (MUEN 1151.51 - Tenor/Bass choir (Mondays from 4:30-6pm)
    • Tartan Singers
      (MUEN 1151.04 - Small chamber ensemble by invitation only
      Meets as needed and changes each semester

  • Opera

    Opera Workshop presents opera music, libretti, characterization and motivational staging through the performance of an opera or opera scenes. Recommended of all music vocal majors and minors, but open to all students with consent of the opera instructors. Opera Workshop studies a new operatic work each fall. The study of the work extends into the spring semester, culminating in a performance of the production with orchestra.

    Contact Mandy Morrison, Director of Opera, for more information at mmorrison@mclennan.edu

    • McLennan Opera
      (MUSI 1157: Tuesday/Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm)