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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 CLASSES FOR FALL 2016:
MULTIMEDIA ENSEMBLE (MUP181-25587), Mondays, 4:30p-6:15p, CPA 115, Tony Obr Instructor
The Multimedia Ensemble is a performance ensemble that blurs the lines between artistic disciplines, along with incorporating disciplines outside of the fine arts such as engineering, math, and science. Topics of interest in the ensemble might include: linking live video and music, controlling live video with music and vice versa, handmade electronic music (building low power electronic music devices), circuit bending, translating movement and gesture into media generation, and much more!
URBAN ARTS ENSEMBLE (MUP181-42142), Tuesdays, 5:00p-6:45pm, CPA 115, Samuel Peña and Kayla Tomooka, instructors
The Urban Arts Ensemble is an interdisciplinary ensemble, which features hip-hop dance, live music on acoustic and electronic instruments, and spoken word. Develop your own artistic voice in a supportive, collaborative, and improvisatory setting.
BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (MUP190-42141), Tuesdays, 7:00P-8:50pm, CPA 115, Samuel Peña instructor
The Brazilian Percussion Ensemble will explore Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban folkloric styles such as Samba, Capoeira, Maculele, Ijexa, Rumba, ect. Open to all levels of musical experience. Come explore a rich tradition of rhythm and song. Singers are encouraged to participate as well.
DO YOU PLAY JAZZ OR WOULD LIKE TO LEARN HOW?
PVCC's music department will offer 7 different music making opportunities focused on Jazz for the fall semester, including Jazz Combos, Latin Jazz, and three different Jazz Big Bands.
FALL 2016 OFFERINGS - ACADEMIC CLASSES BEGIN ON 8/22, MUSIC ENSEMBLES BEGIN ON 9/6