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Photos: Music Department’s Performance Highlights

Jazz Band
By William Deatherage & Charles Tran

January 23, 2020 - 11:09 AM

Student photographers William Deatherage and Charles Tran, working for the Marketing & Communications Department, attended a number of performing arts events as the semester came to a close, capturing images of their first public performances of the year.  

Chamber Winds concert

Chamber Winds Fall Concert
By William Deatherage

Chamber Winds concertHeld at the Feddersen Recital Hall, the Chamber Winds Concert offered an exploratory evening into the world of chamber music.

Marston takes a bowOrganized and directed by Dr. Karen Marston, the event featured stellar musicianship.

 

Chamber Winds concertPristine flute-playing coupled with arpeggiated classical guitar echoed through the room as Juan Ortiz and Brian Edwards reinterpreted Dans les ruined d’une abbaye, an 18th century piece.

The high brass ensemble built a triumphant journey with Procession of the Nobles.

 

Percussion ensemble

Finally, the percussion ensemble performed an epic end to the night with Fanfare for Percussion, a pounding arrangement featuring impressive technique.

 

 

Children’s Choir
By Charles Tran

 Children's Choir

Children's ChoirMt. SAC began a Children’s Choir in 2019 under the direction of the college’s choral director, Bruce Rogers.

Children's Choir

 

 

The Children’s Choir is actually made up of three choirs: the Dolce Choir is for first to third graders, the Cantabile Singers is third to sixth graders, and the Mt. SAC Youth Chorale for seventh to 10th graders.

They held their first performance in December.

Children's ChoirThe Spring session is now open for registration. Visit http://www.msaccc.com/ to enroll.

Chamber SingersChamber Singers
By Charles Tran

The Mt. SAC Chamber Singers, directed by Bruce Rogers, performed at the first ever performance of the Mt. SAC Children’s Choir.

 

Chamber Singers Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers

Jazz Band
  
Jazz Band Concert
By William Deatherage

The Mt. SAC Jazz Band performed in the Sophia B. Clarke Theater, with special guests Esperanza High School.

Jeff Ellwood is the Director of the college’s Jazz Band.

 
Jazz Band
Jazz Band
 
Fall Wind Ensemble Concert
Wind Ensemble
By William Deatherage

The Mt. SAC Music Department presented the Fall Wind Ensemble Concert in the Sophia B. Clarke Theater.

Conducted by Dr. Karen Marston, the performance saw works by Pascuzzi, Holsinger, Cichy and Debussy played by students.

Harrison perfroms with Wind ensembleDr. Andrew Harrison was the faculty guest soloist.

 Wind Ensemble

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