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Academic Pathways in Music

Considering Music as your major?

Get a sneak preview.

 

March 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

 

Registration

Registration deadline: March 4

Activities:

  • Meet Palomar College music majors and faculty advisors
  • Sessions in major-specific coursework for vocal, instrumental and composition tracks
  • Tour Performing Arts Complex, performance labs and computer lab
  • Hear performances by Palomar College ensembles
  • Register for summer music classes

Presentations

  • “Careers in Music”
  • “How to Build a Composition Portfolio”
  • Options in Academia: Conservatories, Universities and Community Colleges: Which one is right for you?
  • Q & A: Ask and Get an Honest Answer

FREE Food!

FREE T-shirt!

FREE student ticket to Palomar College Musical Theatre Performance of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

 

For more information, contact Dr. Ellen Weller at 760-744-1150 ext. 3949 or eweller@palomar.edu

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The Water Speaks: Cast List/Audition Winners

The Water Speaks – Ensemble List

by Michael Mufson

Thank you all for your work the wonderful and creative audition process.  Please read this important information about the rehearsal schedule and preparations for the first rehearsal.

Rehearsals will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 10:00 in the Studio Theatre.  These were the days with the least confilicts.  Beginning April 13 we will move to Monday-Friday.  Tech week is 6-11 PM

First rehearsal is Monday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 in the Studio Theatre.

Your assignment for the first rehearsal is to bring source of text that you find or write related to the topic of water.  This text should relate to your particular passion, fascination, curiosity or concern related to an aspect of water.  The source might be factual (from the news media, science community, nature writing for example), poetic/literary, humorous, religious, spiritual, song lyric etc.  Feel free to think outside the box.  Have 2-3 lines from the source memorized!

It is essential that we begin with a full commitment to the work of this project. No excuses.

Email me at mmufson@palomar.edu to confirm that you have read this.

I’m so excited to start working with all of you!

Reyna Bell

Monique Barbour

Saleem Bodden

Colette Culbertson

Heather Fiore

Brian Keon

Bryan Levin

Camille Liim – Costume Design

Donnie Longoria

Darcie McClain

Karen McCleod

Benjamin Munson

Faye Nourollahi

Hannah Piccola

Garrett Sanders

Robert Sisson

Claire Smith

Anthony Soriano

Anna Tower

Ingrid Travaõ

Caitlin Westmoreland

 

Classical

Congratulations to the new Applied Music Students!

Congratulations to the following students who have been accepted into the Applied Music program: Maddee MacLeod (trumpet), Daniel Gonzales (alto sax), Clara Kelly (soprano), Raymond Lucero (bass trombone), Kai Taylor (drum set), Lisa LaQue (soprano), Donovan Dec (tenor), Nickolas Altman (tenor), and Josias Miguel (tenor sax)! Be sure to enroll in the Performance Studies class, and attend the first meeting this Friday, January 23 in room D-10.

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Welcome to Spring 2015 and our NEW Website!

Welcome to Palomar Performing Arts, Spring 2015!

In addition to our NEWly-renovated Howard Brubeck Theatre, NEW Studio Theatre & Performing Arts Complex, NEW Steinway grand piano & practice pianos, and NEW structural improvements around the D buildings, we at Palomar Performing Arts have now rolled out the red carpet for a brand-NEW, shiny website! We hope you find event listings to be more accessible and user-friendly as you look to add Spring Season 2015, Concert Hour, and our NEW Steinway Series to your calendar. 

The Palomar Performing Arts box office opens February 3 at 12 pm, and single tickets and FlexTix packages will be for sale! In addition, off-season events taking place at Palomar Performing Arts, like North County School of the Arts’ Cinderella and the Palomar Theatre Ensemble’s Stop Kiss, are available for purchase now through ticket links found in each event listing.

Throughout the spring, event/class/program information, news articles, music/theatre/dance ensemble pages, and faculty /staff contact and biographical information will be continuously updated. Questions, comments, or concerns?  Please contact Palomar Performing Arts Publicity/Programs Coordinator Randy Hoffman at (760) 744-1150 ext. 2317 or rhoffman@palomar.edu.

Thank you and enjoy the show!

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Spring 2015 music classes still open!

 

If you or your friends have been waiting to register for piano, guitar classes, ensembles or computer music, please register ASAP! You need these important courses to transfer to a four-year music program! Spring 2015 classes begin Monday, January 12. Enroll at http://www.palomar.edu.Mus 115 Basic Keyboard I (for beginning music readers)

Mus 116 Accelerated Basic Keyboard (combines Basic Keyboard I and II 115 and 117)

Mus 119 Piano Skills I

Mus 130/131 Vocal Literature/Performance

Mus 157/178 Guitar Ensembles/Classical Guitar

Mus 176 Intermediate Guitar

Mus 180/181 Computer Music I/II

Mus 184/187 Electronic Ensemble/Computer Music Composition

Mus 223 Premiere Chamber Ensembles

Mus 224 Intro to Jazz Piano

Mus 225 Piano Skills II

If you have any questions about these classes, either contact the listed instructors directly, or email or call me.

Ellen B. Weller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor – Music
Director, Palomar Symphony Orchestra
Performing Arts Department
1140 W. Mission Rd.
San Marcos, CA  92069
(760) 744-1150 ext. 3949

 

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Spelling Bee Cast List

Spelling Bee Cast List

We would like to thank everyone who tried out for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Cast List:

Ian Laughbaum – Chip Tolentino [also Jesus Christ and Carl’s Dad]

Anna Broberg – Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere

Jose Guerrero – Leaf Coneybear

Mitchel Ridgaway – William Barfee

Delaney Dietrich – Marcy Park

Emilee Brown – Olive Ostrovsky

Ali Robbins-Goddard – Rona Lisa Perretti [also Olive’s Mom]

Bayani Decastro – Vice Principal Douglas Panch

Aaron Ritchey – Mitch Mahoney [also Dan’s Dad and Olive’s Dad]

Auditions-Poster

Spring 2015 Auditions

Spring 2015 Audition information for Palomar Performing Arts programs, ensembles, and productions is below. Prospective Performing Arts majors are encouraged to make an appointment with a faculty advisor ASAP.

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Music

Applied Music Program

Students are admitted by special audition January 16. Contact Kimberly Loya at kloya@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x2316 to schedule audition.

Premier Chamber Ensembles

The purpose of this class is to recognize those students who have achieved a high level of musical performance, and who have demonstrated a readiness to participate in chamber music ensembles.  These ensembles will represent the department in various community outreach performances (e.g., presentations at high schools and Palomar Foundation functions). Interested students will file an application for participation. (Available immediately in the baskets in the hallway across from Dr. Weller’s office, D22.) The deadline to submit applications was December 5. For more information, please contact Kimberly Loya at kloya@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x2316.

Palomar Chamber Singers

Enrollment subject to audition with emphasis on vocal ability and music reading; for voice majors, experienced choral singers, and instrumentalists wishing to improve musicianship through singing: Monday, January 12 at 12 pm in room D6. Contact Sally Dean at sdean@palomar.edu for further info.

Palomar Chorale

Enrollment subject to audition with emphasis on vocal ability and music reading; choral experience preferred: Wednesday, January 14 at 7 pm in room D5. Contact Sally Dean at sdean@palomar.edu for further info.

Palomar Guitar Ensembles

Enrollment subject to audition with emphasis on music reading: Tuesday, January 13 at 4 pm in D6. Contact Randy Pile at randypile@randypile.com for further info.

Palomar Symphony Orchestra

Enrollment subject to audition: Tuesday, January 13, at 7 pm in room D6. Contact Ellen Weller at eweller@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x3949 for further info.

Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band

Enrollment subject to audition; woodwind, brass and percussion players with a minimum of two years high school level experience: Thursday, January 15, at 7 pm in room D6. Contact Ken Bell at kbell@palomar.edu or 760.390.2990 for further info.

Palomar Jazz!

Day Jazz Ensemble – Enrollment subject to audition with emphasis on ability to perform on one or more instruments and read music: Monday, January 12, at 4 pm in room D6. Contact Paul Kurokawa at pkurokawa@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x2322 for further info.

Night Jazz Ensemble – Enrollment subject to audition: Monday, January 12, at 7 pm in room D6. Contact Paul Kurokawa at pkurokawa@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x2322 for further info.

Palomar Brass Ensemble

Demonstrate ability to perform on one or more instruments and sight-read music: Tuesday, January 13, at 3:30 pm in room D10. Contact Paul Kurokawa at pkurokawa@palomar.edu for further info.

Palomar Spectrum Singers

Enrollment subject to audition: Tuesday, January 13, at 1:30 pm in D5. Contact Janet Hammer at janethammer@cox.net for further info.

Palomar Electronic Music Ensemble

Prerequisite:  A minimum grade of ‘C’ in MUS 103. Wednesday, January 14, 2:00 pm in D2. Contact Madelyn Byrne at mbyrne@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x2809 for further info.

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Theatre

There are no theatre auditions scheduled at this time.

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Dance

There are no auditions required for dance classes. There is a misprint in the schedule for Mus/Dance 138: Cuban/Brazilian Drumming II; there will be no audition held for this class.

 

Last updated: January 2015