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Arts, Humanities & Communications Division

MJC Arts, Humanities & Communication Alumni Survey

The MJC Arts Division serves the surrounding community by providing quality performing and visual arts experiences for audiences both young and experienced. The Art Gallery presents a variety of shows each year focused on student, faculty and community work.

An outstanding community orchestra and band provide free and low cost concerts for students and area music lovers. The Theatre and Dance Department produces seven events each year including comedies, dramas and modern, jazz and hip-hop dance concerts.

The Arts Division partners with on and off campus organizations to produce an annual calendar of special events including international music ensembles, guest lecturers, political commentators and solo artists.

Looking to transfer to a four-year university? MJC's Arts, Humanities and Communications programs are the gateway to a wide range of popular majors.

Programs

Art and Photography
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Art History
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Studio Arts
Associate in Arts:  Art
Associate in Arts:  Photography

Communication Studies
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Communication Studies
Associate in Arts:  Communication Studies
Skills Recognition Award:  Communication Studies

Associate in Arts:  Dance

Humanities
Associate in Arts:  General Studies – Emphasis in Humanities
Associate in Arts:  University Preparation – Emphasis in Humanities

Music
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Music
Associate in Arts:  Music
Skills Recognition Award:  Recording Arts

Theatre
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Theatre
Associate in Arts:  Theatre
Skills Recognition Award:  Design and Technical Theatre
Skills Recognition Award:  Theatre Performance

Location

Arts, Humanities, & Communications - Division Office
Performing and Media Arts Center Room 205 (PAC 205)
435 College Ave - Modesto, CA 95350

Michael Sundquist, Division Dean
Lori Sammis, Division Secretary
Jacquelin Wingett, Administrative Technician
Mandy Landis, Administrative Assistant
Clinton Leach,  Division Office Student Worker

 

Fall 2017 Events

September

AUDITIONS: The Tempest (in Sci-Fi)
Directed by Michael Lynch
Tuesday, September 5
Wednesday, September 6
MJC, Little Theatre
Michael Lynch / lynchm@mjc.edu

Guitar Concert
Wednesday, September 20 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
David Chapman / chapmand@mjc.edu

Jam n’ Jive...goes to the Grammy's 
September 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$11 General / $9 Student ($6 student tickets available on 9/20 only)
Tickets available online and at the door
Kim Davis / davisk@mjc.edu

MJC Speech Night
Tuesday, September 26
4:00pm/7:00pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$5 Pre-sale / $8 at the door
Get your tickets early, this event sells out!
Ryan Guy / guyr@mjc.edu

MJC Music Lives Series:
Dr. Alejandro Sabre: My Grandfather's Music 

Saturday, September 30
7:30pm
Gallo Center for the Arts
Tickets: $20 General / $15 Students
Alejandro Sabre / sabrea@mjc.edu

October

AUDITIONS: A Very Merry Christmas Improv
Directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell
Wednesday, October 11
MJC, Little Theatre
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

Guitarraganza Festival (Oct 16th - 20th)
October 17 ~ Flamenco Guitar & Dance
October 17 ~ MJC Guitar Faculty in Concert
October 18 ~ Guitar Alumni & Competition Finals
October 19 ~ Guit-Artist Series: Carlos Santi & Manuel Espinás in Concert
October 20 ~ Guitarraganza Grand Finale Concerto 
Click HERE for all the details
Tickets for each event at $12 General / $8 Students & Seniors
David Chapman / chapmand@mjc.edu

The Tempest (in Sci-Fi)
Directed by Michael Lynch
October 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 7pm
October 29 at 2pm
October 27th at 10:00am *special High School performance. If you're interested in bringing your group or class please contact Jacquelin wingettj@mjc.edu
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$11 General / $9 Student
Tickets Available Online & At the Door

Hairspray Workshop (those who are auditioning are strongly encouraged to attend)
Saturday, October 28th at 10am
Cabaret West Dance Studio, West Campus
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

November

Orchestra Day
Thursday, November 2 at 9:30am
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Anne Martin / martinan@mjc.edu

Voice Recital
Monday, November 6 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Sandra Bengochea / rubalcavas@mjc.edu

Voice Recital
Monday, November 13 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Cathryn Tortell / tortellc@mjc.edu

String Concert
Friday, November 17 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Anne Martin / martinan@mjc.edu

Hairspray Auditions
Saturday, November 18
Stage Director, Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell
ChoreographerKim Davis
Music Director, Cathryn Tortell

Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium 
Rehearsals will begin in November/December 2017
Performances March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25
On March 16th there will be a 10am and 7pm performance

Jazz Band Concert
Monday, November 20 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

Guitar End of the Semester Concert
Wednesday, November 29 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
David Chapman / chapmand@mjc.edu

Woodwind, Brass & Percussion Concert
Thursday, November 30 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

December

Symphonic Band Concert
Monday, December 4 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

Community Orchestra Concert
Verdi to Vader: Works from Italy & the Galactic Empire! 
Tuesday, December 5 at 7pm
Tickets $5 General / $1 Students
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Anne Martin / martinan@mjc.edu

Community Concert Band
Wednesday, December 6 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Erik Marki / makie@mjc.edu

Electronic Music Concert
Wednesday, December 6 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Free Concert / Donations Accepted
David Dow / dowd@mjc.edu

Applied Piano Concert
Thursday, December 7 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall 
$10 General/ $1 Students
Alejandro Sabre / sabrea@mjc.edu

A Very Merry Christmas Improv
December 7, 8, 9 at 7pm
December 10 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Little Theatre
$11 General / $9 Student
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

Piano Enrichment Concert
Friday, December 8 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Free Concert / Donations Accepted
Janisse Foresti / forestij@mjc.edu

Illuminata Choral Concert
Friday, December 8 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Cathryn Tortell / tortellc@mjc.edu

Spring 2018

January 

Stanislaus County Music Educators Association Festival
January 26 & 27
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

Guitar Faculty Concert
Tuesday, January 30 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
David Chapman / chapmand@mjc.edu

February

Off~Balance Dance Repertory Concert
February 7, 8, 9, 10 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$11 General / $9 Student
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
Kim Davis / davisk@mjc.edu

MJC Speech Night
Experience a presentation 
Tuesday, February 13
4:00pm/7:00pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$5 Pre-sale / $8 at the door
Ryan Guy / guyr@mjc.edu
Taure Shimp / shimpt@mjc.edu

MJC Faculty Music Concert
Friday, February 23 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
$12 General / $10 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
Alejandro Sabre / sabrea@mjc.edu

March

41st Annual Celebration of the Humanities
Celebrating:
Art ~ Music ~ Theatre Monologues ~
Playwriting ~ Humanities ~ Literature ~ Photography
Rules & Entry Form

Hairspray  (Musical)
March 16 and 23 at 10am *special schools/groups performance, for information please call 209.575.6081
March 16,17, 22, 23, 24 at 7pm 
March 25 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$15 General / $12 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

Guit~Artist Series Concert
Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm
Tickets $12 General / $8 Students & Seniors
MJC, Recital Hall
David Chapman / chapmand@mjc.edu

Voice Recital
Monday, March 26 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Sandra Bengochea / rubalcavas@mjc.edu

Electronic Music Concert
Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
David Dow / dowd@mjc.edu

April

Voice Recital
Tuesday, April 3 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Cathryn Tortell / tortellc@mjc.edu

String Concert
Friday, April 6 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Anne Martin / martinan@mjc.edu

Guitar End-Of Semester Concert
Tuesday, April 10 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
David Chapman / chapmand@mjc.edu

Jazz Band Concert
Monday, April 9 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

Woodwind, Brass & Percussion Concert
Thursday, April 12 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

41st Annual New Music Concert
Friday, April 13 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
David Dow / dowd@mjc.edu

Symphonic Band Concert
Monday, April 16 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

Community Orchestra Concert
The Great B's Bach, Beethoven, and the Beatles! 
Tuesday, April 17 at 7pm
Tickets: $5 General / $1 Students
Tickets available at the door
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Anne Martin / martinan@mjc.edu

Community Concert Band
Wednesday, April 18 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

Applied Piano Concert
Thursday, April 19 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Free Concert
Alejandro Sabre / sabrea@mjc.edu

Love and All that Jazz Choral Concert
Friday, April 20 at 7pm
Tickets: $6 General / $3 Students & Seniors
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Cathryn Tortell / tortellc@mjc.edu

Piano Enrichment Concert
Friday, April 20 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Free Concert
Janisse Foresti / forestij@mjc.edu

Intermediate Acting Showcase
Tuesday, April 24 at 7pm
MJC, Little Theatre
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

Four Seasons: Louise and Rachel and other original short plays
Written & Directed by Michael Lynch
Performances May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 
Tickets: $11 General / $9 Students & Seniors

MJC, Cabaret West Theatre

Contact Us

(209) 575-6081

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