Cochise College offers a variety of ensembles, classes and private instruction to provide a solid foundation in music studies for students who are serious about majoring in music, while also meeting the needs of those who simply seek to enrich their educational experience.
The Associate of Arts degree in music prepares students for transfer to a university program in music, interdisciplinary arts and performance, or related areas of study.
Cochise College music ensembles provide opportunities for instrumentalists and vocalists with wide ranges of experiences and backgrounds. These groups are led by knowledgeable and skillful conductors, and performances are held throughout the fall and spring semesters at many different venues within Cochise County and beyond.
Lori Keyne – Lori Keyne received her DMA in choral conducting with a minor in harpsichord performance from the University of Arizona. Her choral instructors include Paul Foelber, Thomas Hilbish, Lawrence Kaptein and Maurice Skones. Her harpsichord teachers include James Anthony, John Metz and Laurette Goldberg. Lori taught at Concordia College, Seward, Nebraska; San Jose State University; the University of Panama and Hollins University. Lori and her family love living in Cochise County. She directs Cochise College’s Bi-national Chorus and Women’s Ensemble. Her choral groups have performed at international conferences, including America Cantat, College Music Society Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica and the Latin American Choral Music International Conference in Tucson. They have performed with groups from Panama and Cuba. The Bi-national Chorus receives performance invitations from Sonora, Mexico and Arizona. For the 2011-12 academic year, she was a Fulbright border scholar, studying and building collaborations with musicians in Sonora. Lori delights in musical projects that include contributing performers from different countries.
Christina Jarvis – Christina received a Bachelor of Arts in music and a Master of Music in vocal performance from the University of Arizona, with a special emphasis in early music. She studied historic vocal and harpsichord performance practice at workshops at Stanford University and in Auch (France), and Lewes, Cheltenham and London (UK), with members of the Hilliard Ensemble, Trio Sonnerie, The Consort of Musick, and Nigel North, and through private study with Mitzi Meyerson, Richard Wistreich, and others. She has performed in theater, in concert, and on television in the United States, France, and Britain. In 2001–02, Ms. Jarvis served as adjunct professor directing the University of Arizona’s Collegium Musicum. In 2006, she toured in Germany with Dr. Pamela Decker, Professor of Organ/Music Theory at the University of Arizona, performing Dr. Decker’s work, life aromatic with red-hot pizzazz, for mezzosoprano and organ. Christina has performed frequently in concerts presented by the Arizona Early Music Society and is currently serving as Vice President on its board of directors. She has also sung with Tempe-based Ensemble Versailles, directed by Dr. John Metz. In addition to serving as a voice instructor at Cochise College, she is Artistic Director and Co-Director of Musica Sonora, an early music ensemble based in Tucson, and serves as Music Director at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She is a community member of the Group for Early Modern Studies at the University of Arizona and has a bustling private voice studio.
Vocalise is a mixed, auditioned ensemble of 22 and focuses on jazz choral music.
High Desert Singers is a mixed, auditioned chorus of 35 and does a wide variety of choral music, from Renaissance to contemporary; folk to Broadway.
Jazz Ensemble is an instrumental combo that features college and community musicians and meets weekly on the Sierra Vista Campus.
Concert Band is an instrumental ensemble including college and community musicians that meets weekly on the Sierra Vista Campus.
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Music Department Office
Douglas Campus: (520) 417-4066
Sierra Vista Campus: (520) 515-8759
Cochise College provides accessible educational opportunities that are responsive to a diverse population and lead to constructive citizenship, meaningful careers and lifelong learning.