Celebrate Jazz with PVCC Faculty at The MIM

Indulge your love for all things jazz with live performances of West Coast jazz, bebop, and Latin jazz; screenings of episodes from the Ken Burns film Jazz; and a workshop on the art of scat singing.

PVCC Faculty Josiel Perez’s Afro-Cuban All-Stars kick off the first performance of the weekend with a set of vibrant Latin jazz tunes, a fusion between Afro-Cuban dance music and bebop of 1940s New York City. Hear the next generation of local jazz musicians in Paradise Valley Community College’s Latin Jazz Ensemble.

PC: Joseph Burg

PC: Joseph Burg

Event Details

Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Included with paid museum admission; free for members

Latin Jazz Performance:
1:15–2:00 p.m. Saturday


Late Start Songwriting Class Begins March 18th

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Looking for a late start class? Try Songwriting Techniques (MTC 113 #29722) with Michael Ferraro. Held on Mondays and Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm, Songwriting Techniques is an introduction to pop melody writing and harmonic settings. Develop your ideas into complete songs with this eight week in-person course.

Songwriting Techniques

MTC113 #29722

March 18th, 2018 — May 5th, 2019

Monday & Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:30pm

N101, Michael Ferraro

Register here


The Ceramics Lab hosts Visiting Artists

PVCC Ceramics alumni Lynne Hobaica and ceramic artist Rickie Barnett visited the Ceramics Lab to talk about their work, do a live demo and give advice to artists aspiring to full-time careers in the field.

The pieces become the bodies that I paint stories on. In a way by creating these layers of coils of clay and then adding layers on top of that, it’s sort of almost like a person. We are created by all of the layers of everything we’ve lived through.
— Lynne Hobaica

Class Spotlight: Survey of American Music with Alex Oliverio

The Division of Fine and Performing Arts is pleased to welcome Alex Oliverio to the #pvccfinearts family, teaching Survey of American Music on Tuesday and Thursdays. This class explores the history of the music of North America from the earliest American Indian music to the present. It includes an introduction to the musical trends, composers, socioeconomic developments and trends, musical forms and styles that influence our modern American musical sense.

“In this class, we explore American musical traditions and the forces that put them in motion.”


MEET ALEX

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Alex Oliverio is a guitarist from Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance at Arizona State University in 2013. During his time at ASU, Alex competed in numerous composition competitions and succeeded in winning the student, faculty, and guest artist pick for three separate compositions. After graduating from ASU, Alex published a book examining improvisations by Lee Konitz and released a debut CD with his group Nautabot. He recently earned his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies and Improvised Music at the University of Washington.  

“I enjoy sharing my time, knowledge, and experiences with students. I had a student come up to me after the first class and challenge much of the information I had presented. I love when students challenge the status quo!”

Alex’s group Sunshine Ensemble was featured on The Best Jazz on Bandcamp March 2018. He is also part of a Seattle-based group called Hunter Gather. Below, see them performing their song “Bivouac” on KNKX in Seattle in July.



Fall 2018 Film Festival at PVCC

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August 29th, 2018 : Jean De Florette

6:30 p.m. | Free Admission

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City-dweller Jean de Florette (Gerard Depardieu - Cyrano De Bergerac, Green Card) moves his family to the Provence countryside in the 1920s to forge a new life as a farmer. But his proud, cocky neighbouring rival Le Papet (Yves Montand - Wages Of Fear, Manon Des Sources) schemes with his simple-minded nephew Ugolin (Daniel Auteuil - Queen Margot, Manon Des Sources) to acquire some nearby land ensuring the novice owner never discovers an all-important natural spring on the property. Claude Berri's stunning adaptation of the acclaimed Marcel Pagnol novel is the winner of numerous international awards and one of the world's most popular foreign language films.


September 12th, 2018 : The Day I Saw Your Heart

6:30 p.m. | Free Admission

Center for Performing Arts

Families are complicated... Especially when Eli, the father, who's about to be 60, is expecting a baby with his new wife. Upon hearing this news, his two grown daughters, Dom, who is trying to adopt, and Justine, who flits from one boyfriend to the next, are shocked. To get closer to Justine, whom he has never gotten along with, Eli has the bright idea of making friends with all of her exes...without her knowledge. But when Justine falls in love again and Eli is about to ruin everything, this family is on the verge of falling apart. Will they all be able to make peace before it's too late?


September 26th, 2018 : Les Cowboys

6:30 p.m. | Free Admission

Center for Performing Arts

A father sets out to find his missing daughter with the help of his son. You're quite the artsy one, aren't you? Fandango MOVIECLIPS FILM FESTIVALS & INDIE TRAILERS is the destination for...well, all things related to Film Festivals & Indie Films. If you want to keep up with the latest festival news, art house openings, indie movie content, film reviews, and so much more, then you have found the right channel.


October 3rd, 2018 : Les Cowboys

6:30 p.m. | Free Admission

Center for Performing Arts

In the still of the night, three lives are about to cross...a woman abandoned, a stranger awaiting his chance and, a best-selling author who imagines the thriller of the year. Deceptively layered and intriguingly misleading, this highly anticipated new film from Oscar-winning director Claude Lelouch (A MAN AND A WOMAN) stars Dominique Pinon and Fanny Ardant as an unlikely pair caught up in a game with high stakes -- and deadly consequences.

PVCC x PVUSD Art Exhibit

Artist: Emma Pachesky 

Artist: Emma Pachesky 

Please join us in celebrating the work of accomplished students in the Paradise Valley Unified School District. Featuring a variety of media from painting, drawing, cut paper and ceramic sculpture, students from Paradise Valley High School, Pinnacle High School and the North Valley Arts Academies display their individual perspectives and technical skills. 

Each work is unique in its theme and composition, and ranges from the surreal to the hyperrealistic. Artwork selected for this exhibit demonstrates the scope of students' experience and interests while forming a collective vision of the future art world.

 

EMERGING ARTISTS FROM PV SCHOOLS
PVCC's Center for the Performing Arts Gallery
June 11 - July 1, 2018
FREE ADMISSION 

RECEPTION
Thursday, June 21st 5:30-7:30pm
Reception attendees are also invited to attend a free preview of PVCC's summer musical: PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER at 7:30p.m. 


Center for the Performing Arts Gallery Hours Operation:

June 11-14 1030am-630pm

June 18-22 1030am-630pm

June 23 5-10pm

June 24 12-5pm

June 25-29 1030am-630pm

June 30 5-10pm

July 1 12-5pm


For additional information about the art exhibit or to schedule a visit, contact the PVCC Box Office at (602) 787-7738 or via e-mail at boxoffice@paradisevalley.edu.

 

 

A Nostalgic Project for David Bradley's Ceramic Students

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This spring professor David Bradley tasked his ceramics students to create sculptures of cherished childhood friends. Taking the form of pets, toys and stuffed animals, the works are on now on display in the PVCC Buxton Library. 

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No Experience Necessary: Free Music Workshops at PVCC

The music department at Paradise Valley Community College is pleased to present an exciting series of hands-on musical opportunities for students, staff and members of the community. All events in this series are FREE and only require an interest to learn something new and have fun.

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MONDAY EVENINGS: COMMUNITY SING!

6:30 - 8:30 pm | CPA 115 Music Room | June 4, 11, 18, 25

June 4th: The Beatles

June 11th : Selections from Broadway

June 18th: Selections from Disney

June 25th: Selections from Popular Music


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MONDAY EVENINGS: THE ART OF AUDIO MIXING AND REMIXING

6:30 - 8:30 pm | CPA 120 Music Lab | June 4, 11, 18, 25

June 4th: How to do a remix featuring remixed by Beyonce, Katy Perry & U2 - John Keenan

June 11th : Mixing acoustic instruments - Brett Reed

June 18th: Production elements and beat-making for radio-friendly songs - John Keenan

June 25th: Modern drum sounds: mixing with samples - Brett Reed


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TUESDAY EVENINGS: BRAZILIAN DRUM AND DANCE

6:30 - 8:30 pm | KSC 1000 | June 5, 12, 19, 26

Learn to play, sing and dance to the exciting rhythms of Brazil. All drums provided.


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WEDNESDAY EVENINGS: MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

6:30 - 8:30 pm | CPA 120 Music Lab | June 6, 13, 20, 27

June 6th: Analog and Modular Synthesis I

June 13th: Analog and Modular Synthesis II

June 20th: Interactive Multimedia Art and Handmade Electronic Music 

June 27th: Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video Games


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THURSDAY EVENINGS: FILM SCORING ANALYSIS

6:30 - 8:30 pm | CPA 120 Music Lab | June 7, 14, 21, 28

June 7th: The origin of film music. Why music?

June 14th: Diagetic vs. non-diagetic sound

June 21st: Hollywood sound: John Williams (film scoring analysis)

June 28th: The use of leitmotifs as both narrative and structural device (music-dramatic)


For additional information about the NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY events and workshops, please call (602) 787-6596 for information, or e-mail music@paradisevalley.edu.

Guinness World Record Set at PVCC

On Wednesday, March 21st PVCC Ceramics held a Guinness World Record attempt for number of pots thrown in one hour by an individual. Ceramic artist Jim Calhoun and PVCC Faculty David Bradley attempted to break the 159 pots record. David Bradley threw 146, and Jim Calhoun set a new record at 193 pots. The 350 pots thrown that day are being glazed, fired and sold to benefit the Natalia Lantseva Ceramic Scholarship fund at PVCC. Congratulations to Jim Calhoun of Calhoun Stoneware Hand Thrown on a new Guinness World Record!