MxCC Collaborates With Green Street Arts Center For Music Classes

Oct 31, 2013 – As part of its commitment to be the college of its community, Middlesex Community College is expanding its music offerings to area residents by offering a course at Green Street Arts Center this February. The course, History and Appreciation of Jazz, is a music appreciation course that uncovers the development of Jazz from ragtime to contemporary practice. There is a noncredit option for people seeking a personal enrichment course and a credit option for students.

Nathan Nokes, accomplished composer and adjunct instructor at MxCC, is teaching the course. He has previously taught at Three Rivers Community College. Nokes works as a concert coordinator for the New Music Hartford Group. He has his master’s degree in music from University of Hartford.

“We are delighted to partner with Green Street Arts Center to offer a music appreciation course,” said Dr. Donna Bontatibus, humanities division chair at MxCC. “We are excited for the chance to garner a love for arts and music at the community level.”

Registration for new students begins December 2. To register for the course, visit MxCC’s Records Office in Founders Hall at 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown. For more information, please contact Dr. Donna Bontatibus, at 860-343-5802.

Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College ( is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online.