Join PVCC’s Latin Jazz Ensemble leader Josiel Perez on the CPA Main Stage for the 2019-2020 Fine Arts Season Kick-Off! The Saturday Community Concert Series is free, family-friendly and when events are held outdoors, have food trucks on site. Mark your calendars!
Welcome to NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, the Summer Music Education Series at Paradise Valley Community College.
Presented by the Commercial Music Program, all events in this series at FREE and open to students, staff and community. Reservations are not required but are recommended. Call 602-787-7738 to reserve your space.
Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 115 music room, Instructor: Phil Goldblatt
Join us every Monday evening in June to sing a wide variety of musical styles in a choral setting. Attendees will learn proper breathing and vocal technique as well as simple harmonization.
Monday, June 3rd - Selections from The Beatles
Monday, June 10th – Selections from Broadway
Monday, June 17th – Selections from Disney
Monday, June 24th – Selections from Billboard Top 40
The Art of Audio Mixing and Remixing
Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 120 Electronic Music Lab, Instructors: Brett Reed and John Keenan
Monday, June 3rd – Mixing Foundations: Bass and Drums in Acoustic Music - Brett Reed
Monday, June 10th – Using Samples: Modern Drum Sounds for Stage and Studio - Brett Reed
Monday, June 17th – How to Remix: Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, U2 - John Keenan
Monday, June 24th – Making Beats for Radio Friendly Songs - John Keenan
Brazilian Drum and Dance Workshops
Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm, KSC1000, Instructors: Joseph Goglia, Samuel Peña and special guests
Join us every Tuesday in June to explore the hand drumming rhythms, songs and dance from Brazil, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Be sure not to miss June 11th for a very special Bomba masterclass with Beto Torrens from Puerto Rico.
June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th
Collaborative Improvisation and Music Composition
Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA115, Instructors: Josh Bennett and Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer
Join Oh My Ears (OME) administrators Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer and Josh Bennett to discover and experiment with modern music making techniques. This class will explore how collaborative improvisation and composition can yield exciting musical creativity. We will investigate group improvisation, graphic score composition and analysis, group composition, electroacoustic experimentation, and more! Bring your axe and an open mind!
June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th
Music Technology Workshops
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 120 Music Lab, Instructor: Tony Obr
June 5th - Introduction to Modular Synthesis- Learn the basics of analog modular synths, including tips on how to set up your own modular system. Noprior experience necessary.
June 12th - Intermediate Modular Synthesis- Learn about more advanced analog modular synthesizer topics, including how to connect a modular synth to other gear and recording a modular in a DAW. No prior experience required, but participation in the previous (June 5th) workshop is encouraged.
June 19th - Interactive Multimedia Art- Learn about creative coding and build audio reactive visuals in programs like Processing and Nodebox. No prior experience necessary.
June 26th - DIY Low Power Synthesizers and Circuit Bending- Learn the basics of handmade electronic music. Have fun building your own low power synthesizer! Participants are encouraged to bring a 9volt battery. No prior experience necessary.
Singer/Songwriter Open Mic
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 115, Instructors: Michael Ferraro and special guests
Please call 602-787-7738 to signed up to perform each week. Performers should prepare two songs each week.
Piano, Amps and PA system will be provided.
June 5th – Co-Hosts: JAM and Summer Welsh
June 12th – Co-Hosts: TBD
June 19th – Co-Hosts: Janae Dunn and Lois Zozobrado
June 26th – Co-Hosts: TBD
Film Scoring Analysis and Live Film Scoring
Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 120 Music Lab, Instructor: Josiel Perez
During this workshop, the participants become familiar with film scoring genres such as comedy, horror, mystery, adventure, and action. The participants will also have the opportunity to score live by using their primary or secondary instrument during the session. This technique fosters creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking in solving problems because of the opportunity to score a scene on the spot.
June 6th - Comedy -Alan Silvestri
June 13th - Horror - Charles Bernsteine
June 20th - Action - James Newton Howard
June 27th - Source Music
Join us for for four nights of free music performed by our Spring ensemble students. This week at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts, it’s Spring 2019 Concert Week!
Festival of Tales is a fun day of reading, literacy and cultural activities for children and families that includes storytelling, arts and crafts, games, face painting, live music, food trucks and much more! PVCC’s Art of Storytelling classes, Education Program, the Division of Fine & Performing Arts, and the Commercial Music Program present this free event for children in the community.
For information, visit www.festivaloftales.com
In the form of a series of vignettes, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change covers everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts
Directed by Andrea Robertson
April 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th @ 7:30pm
April 14th and 20th @ 2:00pm
$15 adults; $12 seniors/staff; $10 students/military; $8 children
*4 additional ticket fee at the door 1‐hour prior to performance
Registration is now open for 2019 Summer Camps at PVCC! Programs are offered for Elementary, Middle and High School Students. Select a camp that interests you! Come experience PVCC's vibrant campus and rigorous academic environment before freshman year. Take time to think about what you like to do and what you're passionate about, as well as your skills and talents. Then explore the following to see which camp is the best fit for you!
Dates & Registration
Camps Run June 3 - July 18
Register here by April 30 for 20% Early Bird Discount!
Life Skills | Performing Arts | STEAM | Music and More!
One-week and/or two-week camps
Full-day and half-day camps
Varying start times, 9am-3pm
20% discount for sibling registration
Easy payments online
What to look forward to:
Programming created and taught by college professors
Hands-on learning activities based on your area of interest
Real-world insight from partnering businesses around the Valley
And so much more!
Photography faculty Kip Sudduth along with students from classes ART 131, 142, 143, 234, and 290 have put together a show emphasizing creative vision in photography. Hanging in the CPA gallery till March 18th, 2019, the theme is organized around this quote:
Photography’s supposed objectivity has dominated the evaluation of its role in the arts for almost a century and a half […] The most important control is, of course, the creative photographer’s vision.
-from History of Photography
“The artistic quality of photography has been the discussion of countless critics and artists since its discovery in the early part of the 19th century. Visualization is the most important aspect of art-making: past, present and future.
I believe this visualization process encourages the active participation of the viewer as well as the artist. Dynamic photographic design acts as a visual catalyst for overall participatory art satisfaction.
This exhibit reprints my students’s and my overall expectation with the art-making process and that satisfaction.”
Kip Sudduth, PVCC Photography Faculty
PVCC's 2019 scholarship fundraiser ROCK 'N' ROLL SYMPHONY raised over $5,000 for student scholarships in the Fine and Performing Arts. The show featured 17 classic and modern rock songs and was performed by 30 musicians including PVCC music faculty, PVCC students, PVUSD high school music faculty, PVUSD high school students, members of the North Valley Symphony, and adult musicians from our community.
If you missed the show but would like to donate to the Fine And Performing Arts Student Scholarship Fund, contact Jessi Wright, PVCC's Director of Development & Community Relations.
See the show’s encore, Stairway to Heaven, recorded by Monty Scudder:
Join us at Paradise Valley Community College as we celebrate A Rock 'N' Roll Symphony!
These events support the Fine & Performing Arts Scholarship fund that benefits students in our award-winning Dance, Music, Performance, Creative Writing, Art, and Theatre Arts programs.
This year’s goal is to raise $12,000, which will provide five students with Fine Arts Fellowship Awards to cover their tuition for the 2019 - 2020 academic year.
The Union32 All Stars Rock Band and very special guest vocalists will perform.
The show features classic rock hits with a full rock band and 30-piece string orchestra.
ROCK N ROLL SYMPHONY AT PVCC
March 1st and 2nd @ 7:30pm
$25 adults; $20 seniors
*$4 additional ticket fee at the door 1-hour prior to performance
Center for Performing Arts
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032