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.

PVCC Student Roxanne Saccketti wins Women's Orchestra of Arizona Composition Competition

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Paradise Valley Community College Honors student Roxanne Saccketti has been selected as the first winner of the Women’s Orchestra of Arizona’s Composition Competition for her string orchestral piece, Second Thoughts, written as a class project for Music Composition (MTC 240) with the guidance of her instructor Dr. Christopher Scinto.  It will be premiered at WOA’s concert The Wright Notes:  Architectural Music at Taliesin West on May 13th, 2018.

Maricopa Community College opportunities have changed her life as she prepares to change the life of others with the gift of music
 Roxanne Saccketti, Winner of the Women's Orchestra of Arizona's Composition Competition

Roxanne Saccketti, Winner of the Women's Orchestra of Arizona's Composition Competition

In the Fall of 2015, Roxanne began driving from Prescott, Arizona, where she lives, to study for a Certificate in Electronic Music at the Maricopa Colleges and is simultaneously studying for an Associates Degree at Yavapai College in Prescott.  This semester she is working on her fifth Honors course in the Maricopa Colleges and has been accepted into Rio Salado’s Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Program to become certified to teach K-12 music.  Once certified and employed, she will work to earn her Master’s in Music Education.  Maricopa Community College opportunities have changed her life as she prepares to change the life of others with the gift of music.

Where synthesizer, drums and flute meet

She sings several parts in groups according to whatever is needed (1st Soprano, 2nd Soprano, 1st Alto, 2nd Alto, and Mezzo Soprano), writes in several genres, and records music.  Each week she takes private lessons in percussion and violin.  Her primary instruments are:  synthesizer, drums, and flute.  She began violin lessons in 2016 with Dr. Philip Kuhns at Yavapai College, who also provided guidance with her composition and advised her regarding the necessary bowings.  The other instruments she plays are:  fifes, piccolo, recorder, clarinet, MIDI Wind Controller, rhythm guitar, and piano.  This semester at Paradise Valley she is drumming for Jazz Combo.  At Yavapai College, she has played percussion for Concert Band, sang a solo in Community Chorale, and sang in Master Chorale.  In the Fall of 2018 she plans on continuing with Master Chorale and also playing flute in Symphonic Band.

The versatility of electronic music  

Throughout her life Roxanne has volunteered and performed in music.  In the Prescott area she sings for the Prescott Pops Chorus, sings and plays instruments for several occasions in the community, churches, and was an Acker Musician last year.  Currently she is volunteering with the PUSD middle school orchestras.  She has mentored middle school students in churches in voice, vocal ensembles, special music, violin and flute and has taught flute private lessons to middle school students.  

The music she loves writing best is all groove-based, due to the versatility of electronic music.  At Paradise Valley, Professor Anthony Obr has been challenging Roxanne to grow in her ability to write music technology papers for her Honors projects.  In May of 2018, she will have completed Electronic Music I, II, and III Honors- all by submitting proposals for her Honors contracts.

Building and developing skills as a composer

The Honors Achievement Award Program has enhanced Roxanne’s study of music as she prepares for the future.  All of her instructors have been excellent and have encouraged her by their example- both as instructors and contributors to the community.  Winning WOA’s competition motivates her to continue to build and develop more skills as a composer.


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The Wright Notes:  Architectural Music at Taliesin West

May 13th, 2018

Performed inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Taliesin Community Auditorium, an acoustically intimate performance space.

For tickets, click here.  

 

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

Exciting Spring 2017 Events at PVCC

BIG BAND JAZZ AT THE NASH

Featuring PVCC's Wednesday Night Jazz Band and SCC's Jazz Big Band

Wednesday, March 29th at 7:30pm. $5 for MCCD students with ID.

Come out to see some great big band jazz featuring the PVCC Wednesday night ensemble presenting the music of Charles Mingus, directed by Adam Roberts and the SCC Jazz Big Band performing jazz favorites, directed by Eric Rasmussen.

The Nash is located at 110 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Click Here To Purchase Tickets Online


PVCC FACULTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE LIVE AT VALLEY BAR

Saturday, April 1st at 7:30pm.

A kaleidoscopic view of the great record, taking the audience to unexplored aspects of the songs from "Revolver" - the 1966 classic Beatles recording. Highlights include: a drum-and-bass version of 'Eleanor Rigby', an avant-garde jazz version of 'Yellow Submarine'; and a harmonically-dense ballad of 'And Your Bird Can Sing' reminiscent of the music Bill Evans.

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JAZZ UNDER THE STARS

Featuring music by PVCC's Monday Night and Wednesday Night Jazz Bands

Wednesday, April 5th at 7:00pm. CPA Outdoor Stage. Free Admission. 

Audience is invited to bring folding chairs or blankets for lawn seating.


PVCC FACULTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE LIVE AT BLACK MOUNTAIN

Thursday, April 6th at 7:00pm. Aquila Hall Outdoor Stage. Free Admission. 

Audience is invited to bring folding chairs or blankets for lawn seating.

PVCC's Black Mountain Campus is located at  34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 (60th St and Carefree Highway).


ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller. Directed by Joe Flowers.
April 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm and 22 & 23 at 2:00pm. Admission:  $6-$12.  

In 1947, Arthur Miller exploded onto Broadway with his first major work, All My Sons, winning both the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play and the Tony for Best Author. The play introduced themes that would preoccupy Miller throughout his career: the relationships between fathers and sons and the conflict between business and personal ethics.  All My Sons is still a powerful show, a true classic of the Theatre. 

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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 Program, Division of Fine & Performing Arts, and the Music Program, this free event for children in the community.

For information, visit us online at www.festivaloftales.com


 

 

Fall 2016 Fine Arts Open House

Saturday, October 15th | 1:00 PM - 4:00 pm

On Saturday, October 15th Paradise Valley Community College’s Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) will host the Fine Arts Open House. This free event features demos, performances, tours, workshops, and hands-on activities.  Music, dance, theatre, costume design, creative writing, film, and studio recording are among the fine and performing arts programs that will be showcased. Information about classes, programs, events, scholarships and performance opportunities will be available, and those in attendance will be treated to a variety of special performances and workshops throughout the afternoon.

 

MUP181: Urban Arts Ensemble at PVCC

Mural by El Mac and Augustine Kofie. Circle 6 Studios, Phoenix, AZ.

This fall, the Division of Fine and Performing Arts at PVCC is pleased to offer MUP 181 #42142, the  Urban Arts Ensemble. A mixture of hip-hop dance, music, spoken word and technology, the ensemble will be led by Samuel Peña, creator of AZ Beat Lab and graduate of the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts' School of Music.

Learn more about Samuel and his work through his Q&A and video interview with the Herberger Institute:


Fall registration is now open. Enroll in MUP 181 #42142 by clicking on the schedule below. Class begins on 9/13.


Curious about the ensemble experience? Hear from our instructors about what makes the PVCC Ensemble experience rich, affordable and unique: 

No Experience Necessary Series: Free Workshops During the Month of June @ PVCC

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

The music department at Paradise Valley Community College is pleased to present a new 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.


Tuesday Evenings: Brazilian Drum and Dance Workshops
6:30pm-8:30pm, KSC 1000A • June 7, 14, 21, and 28

Learn to play and dance to the exciting rhythms from Brazil.
All Drums provided. Joe Goglia and Samuel Peña instructors.


Wednesday Evenings: Music Technology Workshops
6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA 120 • June 8, 15, 22, and 29

Learn techniques in Studio Recording, Electronic Music and more!
Brett Reed, JCK Music / John Keenan, and Tsone (Tony Obr), instructors.


Thursday Evenings: Singer/Songwriter Open Mic Night
6:30pm-8:30pm, CPA Lobby/Gallery • June 9, 16, 23, and 30

All styles of music, spoken word and poetry are encouraged.
Performers will need to sign up at 6:00pm to perform.