College of Southern Maryland
Fine Arts Center Box Office
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
240-725-5499, ext. 7828
443-550-6199, ext. 7828
301-870-2309, ext. 7828
Box Office Hours:
Open one (1) hour prior to each performance.
Monday - Friday: hours vary.
Checks payable to CSM
CSM's campuses are accessible to patrons with disabilities. Audio description for the visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two week advanced notice. If you are interested in these services, please contact the academic support or ADA coordinator at 301-934-7614.
CSM offers a variety of music ensembles for all who wish to experience the teamwork of ensemble performing. Membership in the ensembles ranges from students earning college credit or training for musical careers to community members participating for sheer enjoyment and enrichment. Beginning this season, CSM’s ensemble concert series will include concerts at the Leonardtown and Prince Frederick campuses. Ensembles also occasionally perform in the community and local schools in public outreach programs.
The Southern Maryland Concert Band (SMCB), under the direction of Michael Peerless, will continue its collaboration with CSM’s music program in a pair of performances on the La Plata Campus. CSM students will be able to join community members and professional musicians in the SMCB for ensemble credit. The Concert Band puts on themed concerts several times a year; recent performances have included a Celtic concert with popular Celtic band The Rogues and “Oktoberfest in July.” Its inaugural concert in the CSM music program in the spring was a patriotic showcase of marches, Broadway tunes, and other American genres.
Music Student Honors Recitals
Each semester, CSM’s private instructors in music select their best student musicians to perform in a public recital. Any students taking private lessons for credit who have been approved by their instructors are eligible to perform. These recitals feature a variety of styles from classical instrumental and vocal solos to contemporary vocal and guitar performances and represent the highest level of musicianship in the respective studios. The recitals take place during CSM’s afternoon activity period in the Fine Arts Center Theatre.
Barbershop Concerts and Spring Extravaganza (CSM Barbershop Chorus) by Southern Mix
December 3 | 7:30 p.m.; April 2 | 4 p.m., La Plata Campus
December 11 | 8 p.m., Leonardtown Campus
$5 in advance, $7 day of concert
Southern Mix, directed by Paul Douglass, is a men’s barbershop chorus which rehearses and performs on CSM’s La Plata Campus. Membership is open to community members from throughout Southern Maryland and music majors studying for credit. In addition to the three campus concerts, CSM’s barbershop group performs off-campus at local events such as county fairs, church functions, and regional competitions.
Latin Concerts and Festival (CSM Latin Ensemble)
$5 in advance, $7 day of concert
CSM’s Latin Ensemble Ritmo Caché, directed by Dr. Stephen Johnson, specializes in Salsa, Mexican, Afro-Cuban, Merengue, Latin Jazz, and other musical styles of Latin America. In addition to the “big band” of twenty musicians there is a small combo of eight musicians which performs occasional off-campus events. The group is open to both CSM students and community members who have a love of Latin-American music. The Latin Music Festival will feature performances by CSM’s Latin Ensemble Ritmo Caché under the direction of Dr. Stephen Johnson and a guest professional group.
Jazz Concerts and Festival (CSM Jazz Ensemble)
$5 in advance, $7 day of concertSolid Brass, directed by Randy Runyon, is CSM’s jazz ensemble, comprised of CSM students, local high school students, community members, and professional musicians. The ensemble performs throughout the year at local events in Southern Maryland, at a fall concert at CSM’s La Plata Campus, and hosts a two-day jazz festival at the La Plata Campus each spring. Each year’s spring jazz festival features an internationally-known guest artist. The spring festival offers workshops for local public school jazz students and ends with a concert featuring Solid Brass and the guest artist.