October Events at PVCC: film festival, jazz under the stars, saturday concert series and more!

October 2 & 23

Film Festival at PVCC Presents: The Hidden Face
October 2, 2019

2011 ‧ Drama/Thriller ‧ 1h 43m

A woman (Clara Lago) accidentally becomes trapped in her new home's panic room while trying to spy on her boyfriend (Quim Gutiérrez).

Film Festival at PVCC Presents: Ilo Ilo
October 23, 2019

2013 ‧ Drama/Family ‧ 1h 39m

Pregnant Hwee Leng Lim and her husband Teck hire a Filipino live-in maid for household chores and to help with their son Jiale, whose behaviour has deteriorated since the recent death of his grandfather.


October 4 & 5

STUDENT DIRECTED ONE ACT PLAYS

Studio Theater/M-East Building. $5 Admission.
Oct 4th @ 7:30pm.
Oct 5th, 6th @ 2:00pm

Click here for tickets

The first show is Trifles, directed by Rosemary Dann. Trifles is a show set in 1916, a very impactful piece for it's time! The show tackles themes such as gender, isolation, and justice!

The second show is Hell Cop, written and directed by Jason Jones. A hysterical comedy about, well, cops... in hell! One could say that it's a hell of a time!


October 5

CALUMET (Funk/Soul)

The Valley's funkiest good-time band since 2001, Calumet brings the best old-school jams and favorites.

Saturday, October 5th at 6:30pm

CPA Outdoor Stage
Admission is FREE!

Food Truck: Cheese, Love, and Happiness

Kids Craft Table provided by PVCC's Education Program


October 7 & 21

CAST Theatre Club Meetings

The College Artists Society of Theatre (CAST) does various activities such as workshops in all areas of theatre, parties, flash mobs trips to theaters and more.

October 7: Makeup Workshop taught by Haley Larsen

October 21: Puma Fest Planning

C.A.S.T. is open to currently enrolled PVCC students.


October 11-13

Desperado LGBTQ Film Festival

Desperado showcases quality films that are related to the experiences of the LGBT community. The event is educational, enlightening, entertaining, and enjoyable. In addition to the screening of films, local artisans, painters and photographers are showcased in the art gallery.

Center for the Performing Arts.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.


October 22

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1:30-2:15pm

Sponsored by the PVCC Creative Writing Program, join Seth Michelson, poet, translator and professor of poetry for a visiting lecture in The Bridges Series.


October 23

PVCC Music presents: Jazz Under The Stars
Featuring PVCC Large and Small Ensembles and guests.

Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00pm

CPA outdoor stage
Admission is FREE


The Divine Feminine. Christina Carmel. wwww.artistchristinacarmel.com

October 23

Opening Reception for artist Christina Carmel

Join us for the opening reception of artist Christina Carmel in the Center for the Performing Arts Gallery.

5:30-7:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts
Refreshments provided

Christina Carmel has always had a passion for humans. This is why she has chosen to use human beings and their myriad of expressions, conditions, and experiences as the subjects for her art. She hopes her art will inspire us all to find the things that connect us, that bring us together, and that tell our collective story.

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!

Spring 2019 Festival of Tales - Free Storytelling Event for Families

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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, 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

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Musical Comedy)

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

Click HERE to purchase tickets

2019 Summer Camps Are Here! Early Bird Registration

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!

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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

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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!



For additional information, visit the summer camp website or contact Elba Boe at 602-787-7073. 

Last Week of "Expectations" Photography Exhibit In the CPA Gallery

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

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Artist Statement

“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

Over $5,000 Raised For PVCC Fine Arts Students

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: