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Performance Opportunities

The music department offers many opportunities throughout the year for performances both at the College and within the community.

  • Hood String Ensemble — Directed by RoseAnn Markow Lester, who is also director of the Preparatory Division Community Program. For information about the string ensemble, contact RoseAnn Lester at 301-696-3431, or via email at
  •  Hood Gospel Ensemble — Directed by Leroy A. Smith. For information about the string ensemble, contact Leroy A. Smith via email at
  • Hood Wind Ensemble — Directed by Brian D. Hinkley. For information about the wind ensemble, contact Brian Hinkley at 301-696-3423, or via email at"
  • Hood Choir — directed by Lynn Staininger, director of choral activities. For more information about the Hood choral program, call 301-696-3875 or email
  • Hood Chamber Singers — Directed by Lynn Staininger. This group is a smaller group of auditioned singers.
  • Hood Early Music Ensemble — Directed by William Simms. For more information, call 301-696-3430 or email
  • Hood Jazz Ensemble — Directed by J. Kevin Lewis. For more information, email