No Experience Necessary: Free Summer Music Workshops at PVCC

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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

Summer Sing-along

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


TUESDAYS

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


WEDNESDAYS

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


THURSDAY

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

Concert Week at PVCC: April 29th - May 3rd, 2019

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!

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


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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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

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.

Fall 2017 Jazz Ensembles at PVCC

The Music Department at PVCC is excited to offer several new and unique music-making opportunities focused on JAZZ MUSIC for Fall 2017. Courses are for students of all ages and abilities. Ensemble classes begin September 4th. 

UNION JAZZ INSTITUTE COMBO · Wednesday 5-6pm

JAZZ COMBO · Monday 4-6pm

BIG BAND · Monday 7-9pm

COMMUNITY JAZZ COMBO · Monday 7-850pm

THE PVCC NONET · Wednesday 7-950pm

LATIN JAZZ COMBO · Thursday 7-850pm

See course descriptions + register at classes.sis.maricopa.edu · Search for MUP (Music Performance)

Summer 2017 Flute Choir Concert at PVCC

The Paradise Valley Community College Summer Flute Choir presents its 24th annual concert this summer! The program started in 1994, and the choir is composed of folks from all walks of life: students to doctors, retirees to parents of young families, founding members to those who just started playing with the group this year.

An exciting addition this summer: Catherine McMichael, the composer of one of the pieces the group is playing will be coming in to work with the group on the piece, and share insights into the work's composition.

This work, as well as several others, will be performed on Thursday evening, July 27, at 7:30 pm in the Center for the Performing Arts. Admission to the concert is free of charge to the public. Come up and say hello to someone - we look forward to meeting you then!

Lee Chivers,
Flute Choir Director

The above photos show the variety of flutes in the choir: Contrabass (the BIG one), to bass and alto, regular flute and piccolo.

Glass-blowing Event: Handmade Holiday Ornaments

GLASS-BLOWING EVENT:  HOLIDAY ORNIMENTS

Saturday, December 3rd, 2:00pm-5:00PM, $45 Admission

 

Start a NEW family tradition this Holiday by creating colorful blown-glass heirlooms!

Each person will design and create their own free-blown-glass holiday ornament.

 

Within each 15-minute time slot, two people will work in tandem with either Seth Fairweather, glassblowing faculty or Mike Butzine, visiting glassblowing artist. Space is limited. 

 

Click here for Event Registration