Music

Music

Click HERE to learn more about the Commercial Music Program at PVCC.


The Music Department at Paradise Valley Community College is committed to providing practical training in a wide variety of musical fields that is accessible for students of all levels. The department’s year-round course offerings support those students who wish to continue their musical studies as a music major at a four-year institution or support students who wish to obtain a specific skill in a musical field. Further, course offerings also provide students with an opportunity to study music for pure enjoyment.

In addition to regular courses, the music department enhances the cultural opportunities for the community at large by presenting a series of recitals, lectures, and workshops that feature local and nationally recognized artists. Whether a students aspires to become a concert pianist, a college music professor, a studio recording engineer, or a member of a community music group, the music department at PVCC offers the courses to help musicians achieve their artistic goals.


EXCITING NEW SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS FOR JUNE 2018:

VOCAL SUMMER CAMP
June 4th - June 7th • 9A-3p • Studio Theater/M-East Building
Presented in collaboration between PVCC and the Phoenix Children's Chorus. Students will provide their own lunch. PVCC cafeteria will be open for students to purchase lunch.

VOCAL SUMMER CAMP

This camp will be presented in partnership with the Phoenix Children's Chorus.  Students will gain hands-on musical experience! (update description)

Daily Schedule:
Monday:

9:00-10:00 – Opening greetings/Ice breakers | 10:00-11:00 – Warm-up/Voice Placements
11:00-12:00 – Rehearsal | 12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:00 – Split and learn parts | 2:00-3:00 – Group rehearsal/choreography
Tuesday:
9:00-9:30 – Opening games/Warm-up | 9:30-10:00 – Review music
10:00-10:30 – Learning game/Rhythm games | 10:30-12:00 – Rehearsal/parts
12:00-1:00 - Lunch | 1:00-2:00 – music scavenger hunt
2:00-3:00 – Group rehearsal/choreography
Wednesday:
9:00-9:30 – Opening games/Warm-up | 9:30-10:00 – Review music
10:00-10:30 – Improv lesson (from learning games Tuesday) | 10:30-12:00 – Rehearsal/parts
12:00-1:00 - Lunch | 1:00-2:00 – some kind of awesome game (Beat Freeze Dance, Musical Scarves, Solfege Games, Around the World)
2:00-3:00 – Group rehearsal/choreography
Thursday:
9:00-9:30 – Opening games/Warm-up | 9:30-10:00 – Review music
10:00-10:30 – Drum circle + vocal percussion | 10:30-12:00 – Rehearsal/parts/Ice Breaker Activity
12:00-1:00 - Lunch | 1:00-2:00 – final rehearsal | 2:00-3:00 – Performance for parents

Click HERE to register for the CHORAL/VOCAL Summer Camp

For additional information, please call 602-787-6595 or email: music@paradisevalley.edu

Registration deadline is May 25, 2018, 12:00 PM.
NO REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 1, 2018.  Space is limited.


HIGH SCHOOL BAND CAMP
June 4th - June 7th • 9A-3P • Center for the Performing Arts, Music Rehearsal Room (CPA115)
This camp is designed for students entering grades 9th through 12th for the 2018-19 school year. Presented in collaboration between the PVCC and Paradise Valley Unified School District. Students will provide their own lunch. PVCC cafeteria will be open for students to purchase lunch.

HIGH SCHOOL BAND CAMP

Join Paradise Valley Community College’s latest summer camp additions geared specifically for band students entering grades 9-12 for the ‘18-’19 school year! Collaborate with friends in both full and chamber ensembles, and learn new skills like composition or explore secondary instruments.

Daily Schedule:
Monday:
9:00am-10:15am: Introduction, Ice breakers, team announcement, tone production in sections
10:30am-12:00pm: Elective Block - music theory, composition, secondary instruments
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm-1:30pm: Team building, games with counselors
1:30pm-2:30pm Ensemble Rehearsal
2:30pm-3:00pm: Listening Activity
Tuesday:
9:00am-10:15am: Introduction, Team meeting, Sectionals
10:30am-12:00pm: Elective Block - music theory, composition, secondary instruments
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pm Ensemble Rehearsal
2:30pm-3:00pm: Listening Activity
Wednesday:
9:00am-10:15am: Introduction, Team meeting, Sectionals
10:30am-12:00pm: Elective Block - music theory, composition, secondary instruments
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pm Ensemble Rehearsal
2:30pm-3:00pm: Listening Activity
Thursday:
9:00am-10:15am: Introduction, Team meeting, Sectionals
10:30am-12:00pm: Elective Block - music theory, composition, secondary instruments
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pm Ensemble Rehearsal
2:30pm-3:00pm: Listening Activity
6:00pm: Students arrive/warm-up
6:30pm: Student Performance open to parents and public
The performance will be in the Studio Theater/Black Box, located in M-East Building.

Click HERE to register for the HIGH SCHOOL BAND CAMP

For additional information, please call 602-787-6595 or email: music@paradisevalley.edu

Registration deadline is May 25, 2018, 12:00 PM.
NO REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 1, 2018.  Space is limited.


JAZZ CAMP
June 11th - June 14th • 9A-3P • N-Building, N-101
Presented in collaboration between the PVCC and Paradise Valley Unified School District. Students will provide their own lunch. PVCC cafeteria will be open for students to purchase lunch.

Jazz Camp

This camp is designed to cover the skills most in-demand for the middle/high school instrumental musician: style and improvisation; ensemble playing; foundational jazz techniques/theory (scales/chords/rhythms). 

Daily Schedule:
9:00am-10:15am:  Jazz Basics (warm-ups, scales/chords, swing and latin jazz styles, tone production)
10:30am-11:50am: Improvisation/Theory/Transcription (how and what to practice to improve quickly and steadily as an improviser)
12:00pm-12:45pm: Lunch
1:00pm-2:15pm:  Large and Small Ensemble Playing (playing in various groups settings, using Standard of Excellence Big Band Books and jazz standard lead sheets)
2:30pm-3:00pm:  Listening Lab (what counts as jazz music? an overview of jazz styles from the 20th/21st Century)

Click HERE to register for the JAZZ CAMP

For additional information, please call 602-787-6595 or email: music@paradisevalley.edu

Registration deadline is May 25, 2018, 12:00 PM.
NO REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 1, 2018.  Space is limited.


MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND CAMP
June 11th - June 14th • 9A-3P • Center for the Performing Arts, Music Rehearsal Room (CPA115)
This camp is designed for students entering grades 6th through 8th for the 2018-19 school year. Presented in collaboration between the PVCC and Paradise Valley Unified School District. Students will provide their own lunch. PVCC cafeteria will be open for students to purchase lunch.

MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND CAMP

Join Paradise Valley Community College’s latest summer camp additions geared specifically for emerging band students entering grades 6-8 for the ‘18-’19 school year! Collaborate with friends in both full and chamber ensembles, and learn new the theory behind crafting music or explore secondary instruments.

Daily Schedule:
Monday:
9:00am-10:15am: Introduction, Ice breakers, team announcement, tone production in sections
10:30am-12:00pm: Elective Block - music theory, composition, secondary instruments
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm-1:30pm: Team building, games with counselors
1:30pm-2:30pm Ensemble Rehearsal
2:30pm-3:00pm: Listening Activity
Tuesday:
9:00am-10:15am: Introduction, Team meeting, Sectionals
10:30am-12:00pm: Elective Block - music theory, composition, secondary instruments
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm-1:30pm: Team building, games with counselors
1:30pm-2:30pm Ensemble Rehearsal
2:30pm-3:00pm: Listening Activity
Wednesday:
9:00am-10:15am: Introduction, Team meeting, Sectionals
10:30am-12:00pm: Elective Block - music theory, composition, secondary instruments
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm-1:30pm: Team building, games with counselors
1:30pm-2:30pm Ensemble Rehearsal
2:30pm-3:00pm: Listening Activity
Thursday:
9:00am-10:15am: Introduction, Team meeting, Sectionals
10:30am-12:00pm: Elective Block - music theory, composition, secondary instruments
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm-1:30pm: Team building, games with counselors
1:30pm-2:30pm Ensemble Rehearsal
2:30pm-3:00pm: Listening Activity
6:00pm: Students arrive/warm-up
6:30pm: Student Performance open to parents and public
The performance will be in the Studio Theater/Black Box, located in M-East Building.

Click HERE to register for the MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND CAMP

For additional information, please call 602-787-6595 or email: music@paradisevalley.edu

Registration deadline is May 25, 2018, 12:00 PM.
NO REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 1, 2018.  Space is limited.


ORCHESTRA CAMP (Strings Only)
June 18th - June 21st • 9A-3P • Center for the Performing Arts, Music Rehearsal Room (CPA115)
This camp is designed for students entering grades 6th through 12th for the 2018-19 school year. Presented in collaboration between the PVCC and Paradise Valley Unified School District. Students will provide their own lunch. PVCC cafeteria will be open for students to purchase lunch.

Orchestra Camp

PVCC introduces an exciting, new summer string camp in the Valley! A unique offering of diverse styles to learn and improve your classical, alternative, improv, and in-demand styles, plus an inspiring audition-preparation session to develop your scales and Regionals skills!

Daily Schedule:
9:00am-11:30am: String Orchestra Rehearsal
11:30am-12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm-2:00pm: Sectionals by instrument
2:00pm-3:00pm: Electives - student can choose from the following:
Electric Strings, Alternative Styles, Improvisation, Fiddle, Scales Learning & Memorization

Click HERE to register for the ORCHESTRA CAMP

For additional information, please call 602-787-6595 or email: music@paradisevalley.edu

Registration deadline is May 25, 2018, 12:00 PM.
NO REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 1, 2018.  Space is limited.


MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAMP
June 25th - June 28th • 9A-3P • Center for the Performing Arts, Electronic Music Lab (CPA120)
This camp is designed for students entering grades 9th through 12th for the 2018-19 school year. Presented in collaboration between the PVCC and Paradise Valley Unified School District. Students will provide their own lunch. PVCC cafeteria will be open for students to purchase lunch.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAMP

Students will explore making music with various music technologies, such as computer based software and synthesizers. Throughout the morning sessions students will learn basics of using a Digital Audio Workstation like Ableton Live and how to create their own beats, songs or instrumental tracks. In afternoons, students will participate in a variety of activities that include learning about synthesizers, live recording, and creativity games.

Daily Schedule:
9:00am-10:15am: Exploring Ableton Learning Music Site. DAW basics (drum programming, chords, melody, MIDI, sampling).
10:30am-11:50am: Creating your own tracks. Students explore working in groups and individually. How to begin, progress, finish your own track.
12:00pm-12:45pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 2:15pm: Varying topics: Hardware synths (M), VCV Rack (Tu), Software Synths (W-Th)
2:30pm-3:00pm: Varying topics: Hardware synths (M), Live Recording Session (Tu), Creative challenges/games: Against the Clock, Rhythm Roulette (W-Th)

Click HERE to register for the MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAMP

For additional information, please call 602-787-6595 or email: music@paradisevalley.edu

Registration deadline is May 25, 2018, 12:00 PM.
NO REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 1, 2018.  Space is limited.