MCC Chamber Choir and Ensembles Concert March 31

(Bradenton, Fla., March 5, 2009) - The Manatee Community College (MCC) Chamber Choir, Guitar Ensemble and Jazz Combo will perform in concert at 8 p.m., Tues., March 31, in the Neel Performing Arts Center, MCC Bradenton, located off 26th St. West at 60th Ave.

Melodie Dickerson, coordinator of choral and vocal studies at MCC, will direct the MCC Chamber Choir. Dickerson is both a singer and pianist who also teaches music appreciation and leads vocal performance workshops at MCC.

The MCC Guitar Ensemble is directed by MCC music instructor Rex Willis, a published composer and classical guitarist. Willis and Dickerson co-wrote last year's musical In Ybor City that premiered at MCC in Jan. 2007.

Marc Mannino will direct the Jazz Combo. Mannino, also a music instructor at MCC, has performed at jazz festivals in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Toronto, Canada.

General admission tickets are $8, and students and MCC staff tickets are $4. For information, call 941-752-5252. Maps and directions are online at

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