2018 Phoenix Synth Meet

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Are you a fan of Synthesizers or Electronic Music? If so, join us in the Center for the Performing Arts at Paradise Valley Community College to meet fellow synth enthusiasts at the PHOENIX SYNTH MEET on Friday, February 16th.

EVENT DETAILS
3:00pm-6:00pm
Showcase/Open House for people to share, play, and explore synthesizers of all shapes and sizes.
(Load-in times from 12:00p-2:00p)

7:00pm-10:00pm: Performance by local Synth Artists and Groups

The event is free to participate and to attend. Synth enthusiasts are invited to bring their own rig and share or to come and support the Synth scene in Phoenix!

A Food Truck will be on-site for concessions and snacks, so plan to spend the entire day with us for this exciting event.

If you are not already a part of it, join the group: Phoenix Synthesizers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/921085941343137/

The PHOENIX SYNTH MEET is presented in collaboration between PVCC's Commercial Music Program and the Phoenix Synthesizer Group.

Free World Music Workshops: Brazilian Drum & Latin Jazz

The Music Department at PVCC is pleased to offer two FREE World Music Workshops to students and the public this spring. On Tuesday, January 23rd and Thursday, January 25th join PVCC Instructors Samuel Peña, Joseph Goglia and Josiel Perez for a no-experience-necessary World Music experience. With all equipment provided, the workshops offer a hands-on introduction to the ensemble experience at PVCC. 


BRAZILIAN DRUM WORKSHOP

Tuesday, January 23rd @ 7:00pm-8:30pm. Center for the Performing Arts Music Room (CPA115)

Talented musicians Samuel Peña and Joseph Goglia will lead a drum and percussion workshop focusing on the music of Brazil. No Experience Necessary. Drums will be provided.

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LATIN JAZZ WORKSHOP

Thursday, January 25th @ 7:00pm-8:30pm. Center for the Performing Arts Music Room (CPA115)

PVCC Latin Jazz instructor Josiel Perez will lead a workshop focusing on various styles in Latin Jazz! No Experience Necessary. Drumset, Congas, Amps, and Piano will be provided.


Search ensemble classes and learn more about the world music experience at PVCC at www.classes.sis.maricopa.edu

CLASS SPOTLIGHT: LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH JOSIEL PEREZ

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 "I believe that each note I write or play is a story." Josiel Perez

The Music Department at PVCC is pleased to welcome Josiel Perez to the #pvccensembles family, teaching Latin Jazz Ensemble on Thursday nights. Beginning February 1st, the ensemble is for musicians eager to play Latin Jazz music as a life-long experience. The course will explore a variety of styles such as Afro-Cuban Latin, Brazilian, Caribbean Jazz and Jazz Standards with Latin arrangements. This course allows musicians to comprehend the connection between all musical styles. Students will have the opportunity to arrange and/or compose tunes for the ensemble.


LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE

MUP 181 #24948 | 2/1/18 - 5/11/18

THURSDAYS | 730-930PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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Meet Professor Perez

Born in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba on October 9, 1986, Josiel Perez comes from an extensive musical family, beginning with his grandfather who is a refined flautist to his uncle, Andres Perez, who is considered one of Cuba’s best baritone saxophonists. 

Currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona, Josiel has performed alongside top-level musicians, Luis Conte, Haakon Graf, Rayford Griffin, Hans Zermuelen, Dan Lutz, Stan Sergeant, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Luis Eric Gonzalez, Kamasi Washington, Jimmy Branly, Raul Pineda, Sawa Perez, Joey De Leon. He also led, composed for, and arranging music for the AC Jazz Project aka Afro Cuban Jazz Project, a nationally known group produced by PJ Oliva, and formerly led by world renowned Cuban percussionist Long John Oliva who passed away in 2004. 

"Music changed my life. I like teaching music because it allows me to share my experience and joy with my students. Also, I have the opportunity to teach valuable life-skills such as self-expression, communication and global perspective through music." 


Curious about the ensemble experience at PVCC? Click here. 

Spring 2018 Film Festival at PVCC

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Welcome to the Film Festival at PVCC! Sponsored by the Center of International Studies, the festival theme for 2018 is International films. Join us in the Center for Performing Arts on the following Wednesday nights. Admission is free!


January 31st, 2018

6:30pm

COMING HOME
(China, PG-13; 2014)

Lu Yanshi (Chen Daoming) and Feng Wanyu (Gong Li) are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Released during the last days of the Cultural Revolution, he finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize Lu, she patiently waits for her husband's return. A stranger alone in the heart of his broken family, Lu Yanshi determines to resurrect their past together and reawaken his wife's memory.


February 14th, 2018

630pm

THE ITALIAN
(Russia, PG-13; 2005)

For most Russian orphans, the chance to be adopted is a dream come true. But six-year-old Vanya Solntsev has other hopes. After discovering his mother is still alive, the abandoned boy teaches himself to read so as to learn her address from his personal files. Before a wealthy Italian couple can claim him for their own, Vanya sets off on a perilous journey to find his only remaining family. Pursued by orphanage staff and the police, the determined runaway must now face the most difficult challenges of his young life in this incredible story inspired by true events.


February 28th, 2018

630pm

PHOENIX
(Germany, PG-13; 2014)

A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning new film from acclaimed director Christian Petzold (Barbara, Jerichow). Nelly (Nina Hoss), a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld), doesn't recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have been the one who betrayed her to the Nazis. Evoking the shadows and haunted mood of post-war Berlin, Phoenix weaves a complex tale of a nation's tragedy and a woman's search for answers as it builds towards an unforgettable, heart-stopping climax.


March 21st, 2018

630pm

MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN
(Iran, NR; 2013)

Based on true events, the story revolves around a manuscript detailing a 1995 failed assassination plot by the Iranian regime against twenty-one writers and journalists. Almost twenty years later, the existence of this document remains a threat and the head of the censorship board has hired two killers, Morteza and Khosrow, to collect the remaining copies and silence the participants. A masterful storyteller, Rasoulof slowly reveals the relevant details, splitting the narrative between the henchmen and their isolated, state-oppressed victims. Shifting tone from suspense to art-house drama, and moving between past and present with seamless fluidity, we follow Morteza and Khosrow on their mission while silently observing the suffocating existence of three surviving writers. Rasoulof was arrested in 2010 alongside fellow filmmaker Jafar Panahi for "acting against national security." He was given a prison sentence and banned from making films for twenty years

This Week at PVCC: December 4th, 2017

THE CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS GALLERY — THE MONTH OF DECEMBER

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The Center for the Performing Arts Gallery at Paradise Valley Community College is pleased to 

announce Tracing Absence: Work by Jessica Palomo. The artwork will be on view from November 2 - December 18, 2017. The reception is December 6, at 6:30pm. The reception is open to the public; light refreshments will be served. The CPA Gallery is open and free to the public, Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm. Parking is available on the NE side of the CPA.

Jessica Palomo’s work is a response to the grief of losing a loved one, a trauma that can overload and fracture the conscious mind, causing a shattered emotional state. Through abstraction and mark-making, she explores the dynamics of this ruptured reality that place identity and emotion in a liminal, ambiguous space.


FALL CONCERT WEEK AT PVCC — FREE ADMISSION

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PVCC Women's Chorus, Monday Jazz Combo and Composers/Improvisors Big Band

Monday, December 4th at 7:30pm. CPA Mainstage Theater. Free Admission.


PVCC Community Concert Band and Wednesday "Little" Big Band (Jazz)
Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30pm. CPA Mainstage Theater. Free Admission.

PVCC Brazilian Percussion Ensemble, Cello Ensemble, String Ensemble, Flute Ensemble
Thursday December 7th at 7:30pm. CPA Mainstage Theater. Free Admission.


STUDENT DIRECTED ONE ACT PLAYS (ONE WEEKEND ONLY)

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December 7th, 8th and 9th at 7:30pm; December 10th at 2:00pm.
Studio Theater/M‐East Building. $5 Admission.

Advanced Directing Student Shows: "More To Love"  
• "Quite A Stunner" written and directed by Joey Whelan.
• "The Open Door" written by Alfred Sutro and directed by Taylor McMurray.
• "Forsaken" written by Kitt Lavoie and directed by Jordyn Drake.

Click HERE to purchase tickets online


PVCC FACULTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE — LIVE IN CONCERT

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Sunday, December 10th, 12:00pm-2:00pm. Desert Ridge Marketplace. Free Admission.

Desert Ridge Marketplace is pleased to present a Sunday Jazz Series with Paradise Valley Community College. Proudly sponsored by the Musical Instrument Museum, the series explores the rich musical traditions of various jazz composers and genres. Held on September 10th, October 8th and December 10th from 12-2pm on the MainStage at the Mall, the Jazz Series is led by PVCC music faculty Dr. Brett Reed and features PVCC instructors in the ensemble.


Illusions of Depth Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 ART113 Color class has once again created illusions of depth on the sidewalks of the PVCC campus. Using strategies of color and composition such as overlapping, diminishing scale, color atmosphere, vertical placement and receding color, the students have created a series of surprising troupe l’oeil images that interrupt viewers’ perception of depth as the encounter the normally mundane concrete sidewalk.

Students in this year’s project are: Phil Anderson, Zoe Cano, Amber Dairymple, Kylie Eckert, Alexandra Kirk, Michael O’Harra, Chase Ortega

The group works from 5:30 to about 8:00 pm to create their image from a previously designed mock-up created in class.

Balkan Art Documentary by Professor David Bradley

This summer Professor David Bradley spent a month touring Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of a Fulbright Hays faculty development program. One of 16 high school and community college educators from Arizona, the program was designed to increase awareness of European Muslim culture and art in order to incorporate that understanding in PVCC course curricula.

During his stay Professor Bradley visited galleries, met artists and saw street art in Sarajevo that commented on the war and widespread corruption in the Bosnian government. Intrigued by this theme, he returned to the region in October for another month to interview artists and gather examples of art around social justice themes to present to PVCC students. The footage from this multimedia sabbatical project has now developed into a documentary film. 

When Professor Bradley met artist Edo Vejselovic, they collaborated to transform the footage into a narrative on how artists in the Balkan region are reflecting on their history and the current factors in their daily lives. The goal of the crowdfunding campaign is to distribute the film to festivals in the US and the Balkans and show the world a positive message about what's happening artistically in this rich, historical region. 

 

Learn more and support the project at:
www.gofundme.com/Balkanartfilm

Spring 2018 Theater Classes at PVCC

Signing up for spring? The Theater Program at PVCC is designed to provide training for students who wish to pursue a degree, further their skills, or find their passion in the Theater business. Within the core requirements for the degree, students will take courses in Acting, Technical Theater, and Theater production with electives offered in many areas such as Stage Combat, Directing, and Theatre for Youth. PVCC is dedicated to providing hands-on experiences for its students and during a typical school year students work in all areas from Acting, Directing, Designing, Stage managing, Building, and crew work on the five plus Theater shows produced in the two theaters on campus.  

To register visit classes.sis.maricopa.edu.


THE111            3 credits

Introduction to Theatre     

A survey of theatre, including basic elements and principles of production, styles, and/or historical perspectives of theatre, dramatic literature, and criticism. Prerequisites: None.

24154M,W9-10:15amstaff

24282 T, Th 1-2:30pmC. Kosnik


THP214            3 credits

Directing     

Contemporary theory and practice in directing, the evolution of present-day directing procedures, and a sampling of scripts for directing practice. Principles of script analysis, blocking, casting, rehearsing, and performing. Prerequisites: THP112 or THE220, or permission of Instructor. 

25144T, Th11:00-12:50pmA. Robertson


THP112            3 credits

Acting 1     

Fundamental techniques and terminology of acting through physical and vocal expression, improvisation, and monologue and scene work. Emphasis on characterization. Prerequisites: None.

24152M,W10:30-12:20pmA. Robertson


THP250            3 credits

Stage Properties     

Introduction to stage properties including design, construction and maintenance features. Provides skills in property design and construction using an assortment of standard materials. Prerequisites: None.

35324F10:00-1:00     K Frederick


THF130            3 credits

Stage Combat: (Rapier/dagger, smallsword)

Fundamental techniques and terminology of staged combat with and without weapons. Analysis and performance of safely choreographed violence that tells a story for stage and screen. Prerequisites: None

24269M,W2-3:50pm     A. Robertson


THP151            3 credits

Theatre for Youth     

Principles and techniques of selecting plays, adapting stories, playwriting, directing, designing, producing, and acting in theatre for youth. The course will provide the opportunity to analyze and experience the production process from creating a script to performing a theatre production for a youth audience. Prerequisites: None. 

24292T, TH   9-10:50am  C. Kosnik


THP217            3 credits

Introduction to Design Sceneography     

The role of the theatre designer in creating scenic, lighting, costume, sound, and multimedia effects for stage productions. Elements of the design process and communication of dramatic themes and visions to the audience.
Prerequisites: None. 

24966T, TR   3:00-4:50pm     D Clarke


THF115            3 credits

Makeup for Stage and Screen    

Purposes, materials, and techniques of makeup for stage and screen. Prerequisites: None. 

24153 TTR 1:00-3:50pmA. Robertson


THP270            2 credits     

Musical Theatre Workshop     

Workshop in the study and performance of Musical Theatre repertoire. Including audition techniques, talent evaluation criticism, rehearsal techniques, vocal acting styles, stage movement, and performance. Prerequisites: None. 

24260M6-10:00pmP. Smith/ C. Wagner


THF209            3 credits

Acting for the Camera

Special technical aspects of acting before a camera. Prerequisites: THP112 or permission of Instructor.

24898 M,W 4:00-5:50pmJ. Flowers

Paradise Review Creative Writing Contest | Call For Entries

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The submission period for the 2017-2018 Paradise Review Writing Contest is now open. Information on submitting is included below. We look forward to reading your work!

General Guidelines:

CATEGORIES

Short Story, Poetry, Non-Fiction, and Essay

The "Essay" category is open to any paper written for a non-creative writing class. Research papers are welcome in APA, MLA, or other appropriate, assigned style. 


DEADLINES

Short Story -- October 29
Poetry -- October 29
Non-Fiction -- October 29
Essay -- November 30

WINNINGS

1st Place -- $100

2nd Place -- $50

3rd Place -- $25

Winning entries will be published in Paradise Review, which will be published in the spring 2018 semester. All entries not published in Paradise Reviewwill be considered for publication in PVCC's online literary journal, Dry Heat, which will also be published in spring 2018. 

ELLIGIBLE ENTRANTS

Currently enrolled PVCC students (2017-2018 academic year) are eligible for entry.

TO ENTER

Self-enroll in the Paradise Review Writing Contest Canvas "course." Follow the instructions on the home page to submit your entries. Multiple entries are allowed. Please be sure to provide contact information (email and phone number) in the "Comments" box on your upload. The link for the self-enrollment page is provided below. You will need your MEID and password to enter the contest. 

CONTEST ENTRY LINK

https://learn.maricopa.edu/enroll/J9G8MX

Please be sure to review additional guidelines on the Paradise Review Writing Contest Home Page.


The Paradise Review is PVCC's annual student literary anthology which showcases excellent creative writing by PVCC students. The perfect bound journal contains poems, short stories, creative nonfiction essays  as well as a "best journalism" piece. Written contents of the Paradise Review are selected during the fall Student Creative Writing Competition by professional judges and published in the spring. In addition to publication, students who enter the contest may be awarded prize monies for each first, second, third and honorable mention category in each category. Judges may select "Writing of Merit" pieces that may be published in the Paradise Review but do not have a cash award value.  The Paradise Review has a press run of between 500-1000 copies and is distributed for free throughout the campus and to the larger community as well as being archived in the PVCC library.