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Music Ensemble Opportunities

Hood is a most musical place!


Participate either for credit (.5 per semester) or as an extra-curricular activity. You may register NOW or you may register at the beginning of the fall semester. See the Music Department web pages for more information about ensembles. Contact the directors for more information about joining and auditioning

Hood Choir or Hood Chamber Singers

Ms. Lynn Staininger

Early Music Ensemble

Mr. William Simms

Jazz Ensemble

Mr. Kevin Lewis

Gospel Ensemble

Mr. Leroy Smith

String Ensemble

Ms. RoseAnn Markow Lester

Wind Ensemble

Mr. Brian Hinkley

Applied Music

Private Lessons are given on most standard instruments plus composition and conducting. Taking a half-hour lesson each week earns you one credit. See the Music Department web pages and the schedule of classes for more information.

Music Courses

Classes are offered for both music majors and non-majors. There is no audition required to begin taking music lessons and courses. Those considering majoring in music should take MUSC 100 or MUSC 101 early in their college career.

For more information, contact Dr. Wyane L. Wold, Chair of the Department of Music, at 301-696-3782 or by email at