FSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Mr. Scott Rieker, Director

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble (VJE) is an audition-only group of 8-10 students that perform at numerous venues both on and off campus and around the United States. They are one of the featured performers in the Department's Evening of Jazz concerts held twice a semester. VJE has also performed in the choral and jazz orchestra concerts, and with department ensembles for special performances, as well as at the Fox Fest Vocal Jazz Festival.

For information on auditions, upcoming performances, or to request they visit your school, please contact Mr. Scott Rieker at 301.687.4110, or email serieker@frostburg.edu.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Upcoming Performances

FSU Evening of Jazz!

Featuring FSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble and FSU Jazz Orchestra

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

BOTH PERFORMANCES are in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center


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$10 General, $5 Seniors/Veterans/FSU Faculty & Staff, $3 Students, and Free for children 12 & under

Past Performances

Spring 2017 Program - "Then & Now"

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Take Five by Paul Desmond/Dave & Iola Brubeck, arr. Kirby Shaw - featuring scat soloists Marsé Romero, Darcy Blumberg, & Khalil Bishop

God Bless the Child by Arthur Herzog Jr & Billie Holliday, arr. Steve Zegree

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square by Manning Sherwin/Eric Maschwitz, arr. Kirby Shaw

Alright, Okay, You Win by Syi Wyche & Mayme Watts, arr. Steve Zegree

Chili con Carne by Anders Edenroth

Moondance by Van Morrison, arr. Jeremy Fox - soloist Darcy Blumberg, and scat soloists Khalil Bishop, Sebastian Couvreur, Danielle Garratt, & Jessica Ruskin

Sing, Sing, Sing by Louis Prima, arr. Mark Brymer, ed. James Reddan

Fall 2016 Program - "Jazz Masquerade"

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Words by Anders Edenroth

Besamé Mucho arranged by Paris Rutherford - featuring soloist Jessica Ruskin

What Child is This by Darmon Meader

Tuxedo Junction arranged by Kirby Shaw - featuring soloists Anthony Dyson and Khalil Bishop

Boy from New York City arranged by Greg Jasperse

his Masquerade arranged by Steve Zegree - featuring soloists Khalil Bishop and Imani Jones

Spring 2016 Program - "Mood Indigo"

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Baroque Samba, by Darmon Meader - featuring scat soloists Sebastian Couvreur & Danielle Garratt

Mood Indigo, by Duke Ellington, arranged by Harry Simeone

Nordic Polska, by Anders Edenroth

It Don't Mean a Thing, by Duke Ellington, arranged by Anders Edenroth

I Could Right a Book, by Darmon Meader - featuring scat soloist Rachel Cox

Bli Blip - by Darmon Meader - featuring scat soloists David Toro, Eleanor Fabic, & Marse Romero

Programs Offered by the Department

  • B.S./B.A. Music
    Major and Minor
    Concentrations in Vocal Performance, Music Management, Instrumental Performance, Music Studies, Teaching Option