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GCC students will perform in month ahead

November 15, 2011|By Wendy Grove

The Glendale Community College music department offers a wide range of courses in fundamentals, musicianship, harmony, appreciation, history, technology and recording as well as classes in piano, voice and guitar. And the Applied Music Program consists of individual lessons on most instruments and voice along with recital class and performing in ensembles.

Part of the curriculum for many music students is live performance. Performing ensembles will be holding concerts now through mid-December as will individual vocalists and instrumentalists participating in recitals.

On Saturday, Nov. 19 the Saturday Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform together in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the GCC Auditorium. Craig Kupka and Clare Delto are the music directors for the concert which will feature jazz and pop tunes. The Saturday Jazz Band is an all-student group and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble is a small group of auditioned students. The “Big Bad Jazz Band,” featuring auditioned students and experienced jazz players, will give a concert on Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium under the direction of Kupka. Admission to either performance is $7 general and $5 for students and seniors.

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The Applied Music program will showcase its best instrumentalists and vocalists in a recital on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Bethany Pflueger is the coordinator. Admission to the recital is free.

Dr. Jayne Campbell will lead the College Choir, Chamber Singers and Opera Vignettes in a holiday-themed concert on Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is $7 general and $5 for students and seniors.

Pflueger conducts the Glendale College Community Orchestra which will perform in a Dec. 4 concert in the auditorium at 3 p.m. Admission is $7 general and $5 for students and seniors. The orchestra is made up of auditioned instrumentalists combined with students from GCC's music department. It is a full orchestra with complete woodwind, brass, percussion and string sections.

There are also three free recitals. The Chamber Music Recital will be at 4 p.m. on Dec. 6. Ensembles from the chamber music class perform in their final recital. On Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Byron Delto coordinates the Student Guitar Recital featuring classical and jazz guitar students and the Jazz Guitar Ensemble. Dr. Lucy Nargizyan coordinates the Piano Recital on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. All three recitals will be held in room 211 of the auditorium.

The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.

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