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The Santa Ana College Applied Music Schedule for Spring 2014

Posted in Arts & Culture, Downtown, Santa Ana College by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on March 10, 2014

Santa Ana College Music presents another semester of free music performances at Fine Arts Hall (Art Building Room C-104) on Tuesdays at 5 pm and Fridays at 12:30 pm. In addition to these, this semester the Fine & Performing Arts Division will host theatre, dance and more arts events at the SAC Santora Arts Gallery downtown.

Campus parking is free for students with a valid permit and $2 for visitors.

For more visit SAC Fine & Performing Arts

Tuesday Performances at 5 pm in Fine Arts Hall (C-104)

February 25
Jazz Menagerie at the Santora Arts Center

March 4
Omar Avalos, Flamenco guitarist

March 11
TBA

March 18
Hoang Nguyen, Pianist

March 25
Michael Briones, Trombonist

April 1
Judy Huang, Pianist

April 8
Spring break

April 15
Kayoko Adachi, Violinist

April 22,
Santa Ana College Big Band

April 29
Don Mariachi

Friday Performances at 12:30 pm

February 28
TBA

March 7
Omar Avalos, Flamenco guitarist

March 14
Arash Kamalian: Improvisation in Persian Classical Music

March 21
Hoang Nguyen, Pianist

March 28
Holiday

April 4
Judy Huang, Pianist

April 11
Spring break

April 18
Denali Guitar Duo

April 25
David F. Lopez, Clarinetist

May 2
Melody Versoza, Soprano

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The Santa Ana College Applied Music Recital Schedule for Fall 2013

Posted in Art Music, Arts & Culture, SAC Music Dept., Santa Ana College by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on September 11, 2013

Recitals are held in Fine Arts Hall, room C-104 and are free to students and the general public.

Tuesdays, 5 PM

September 10
Jazz Menagerie

Sept. 17
Voice Students of Melody Versoza

Sept. 24
SAC Jazz Quartet

October 1
Rachel Kaplan, Flute

Oct. 8
Judy Huang, Piano

Oct. 15
Kayoko Adachi, Violin

Oct. 22
Vernalis String Quartet

Oct. 29
Don Mariachi

November 5
SAC Big Band

Fridays, 12:30 PM

Sept. 13
Alison Edwards, Piano
David A. López, Saxophone

Sept. 20
TBA

Sept. 27
The Rolon Trio

Oct. 4
David F. López, Clarinet

Oct. 11
Judy Huang, Piano

Oct. 18
The Denali Guitar Duo

Oct. 25
Dang Tran, Piano

Nov. 1
Eric Salinas, Guitar

Nov. 8
Melody Versoza, Soprano

 

Student Workshops and Recitals
November 19 – December 6

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The Santa Ana Register Returns as a Weekly, Starting Tomorrow

For a preview of an article that I contributed to the Santa Ana Register that debuts tomorrow, click here.

The Register informs:

The Santa Ana Register is a new weekly newspaper covering the city of Santa Ana. It will be delivered Thursdays to Orange County Register subscribers. To subscribe, call customer service at 1-877-627-7009.

In addition, a limited number of free copies will be placed in racks Thursdays at the following locations:

Senior Center, 424 W. 3rd St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Carl’s Jr, 3325 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Dino’s Burger, 2217 W. Edinger St. Santa Ana, CA 92704
Rite Aid Pharmacy, 1406 W. Edinger St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Stater Bros, 2630 W. Edinger St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
IHOP Restaurant, 3001 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
CVS Pharmacy, 3907 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Carrows Restaurant, 3355 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Chase, 1300 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Dantes Café, 600 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701
La Chiquita Mexican Food, 906 E. Washington Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Northgate Market, 750 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Martinez Book Store, 216 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Ana Unified School District Headquarters, 1601 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Ana Public Library, 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Ana City Hall, 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Community Court, 909 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Denny’s, 1258 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
OCR Building, 625 N. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Amtrak Station, 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Ana Towers, 401 W. 1st St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Rancho De Mendoza, 100 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Taco Pronto, 1714 E. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705Norris Food Market, 601 E. Andrew Place, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Superior Warehouse, 1710 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Delhi Center, 505 E. Central Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Stater Bros., 1230 S. Standard Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707
KD Donuts, 2102 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Yellow Basket restaurant, 1430 E. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Superior Market, 1730 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Yellow Basket restaurant, 2860 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Santa Ana College, 1631 N. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Stater Bros., 2603 Westminster, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Super Antojitos, 1702 N. Bristol St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Southwest Senior Center, 2201 W. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Polly’s Pies, 2660 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Duke’s restaurant, 2900 W. Warner Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Donut Star, 1430 E. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Cowgirls Café, 1720 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Carl’s Jr., 1809 E. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
CVS Pharmacy, 1750 N. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Medical Center, 1001 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Denny’s Restaurant, 2314 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Knowlwood Restaurant, 2107 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
IHOP Restaurant, 945 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Norm’s Restaurant, 121 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
T-2 Market, 2002 S. Flower St., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Bank of America, 2214 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705

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SAC Music Launches its Steinway Campaign

Posted in Arts & Culture, SAC Music Dept., Santa Ana College by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on March 8, 2013

The Santa Ana College Music Department in partnership with the Santa Ana College Foundation announces the launching of the SAC Steinway Campaign. The Music Department is raising funds for the purchase of a 9′ Steinway concert grand piano.

Santa Ana College Music Faculty member Dr. Jungwon Jin will offer a concert on April 12 at 8:00 pm at Phillips Hall Theatre on campus.

Tickets are 35.00 for general admission, seniors and staff and 15.00 for students, and can be purchased through this link.

Access to a pre-concert reception is also available through this link.

About Dr. Jungwon Jin

Dr. Jungwon Jin is Assistant Professor of Music at Santa Ana College. She joined the SAC faculty in 2011. She currently teaches all levels of piano classes, music appreciation, and Reading and Making Music, an introductory music class.

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Dr. Jin came to the United States to study at The Juilliard School with Martin Canin and Gyorgy Sandor. She continued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music with Constance Keene, and earned master and doctoral degrees under Nancy Bricard at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Jin has performed extensively, both in recital and with orchestra, in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Her performances were featured on ABC Radio in Australia, KBS Radio-Television in Korea, KCRW in Santa Monica, CTS TV in Buena Park, and the Young Artist Showcase on WQXR in New York.

She has been prize winner or finalist in many musical competitions including the Juilliard Concerto Competition, the Manhattan School Concerto Competition, the USC Concerto Competition, the Young Artist Guild Competition, the Sydney and New Orleans International Competitions and the Louise McMahone International Competition. In 2002 she received the Most Distinguished Music Award at the IBLA International Competition in Sicily, Italy. Her recital at New York’s Carnegie Hall took place in 2005. She has performed four concertos with Maestro Carlo Ponti Jr. with the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra between seasons 2003 to 2008. Dr Jin’s recordings include Selected Solo Highlights from the Sydney International Piano Competition, and In Search of Light: Works of Claude Debussy. The latter was featured recording at the famed Van Gogh Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1999.

Prior to joining the SAC faculty, Dr. Jin taught piano, music appreciation, and music theory classes at La Sierra University, Glendale Community College, East Los Angeles College, and Orange Coast College.

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STEAM Program Comes to Century H.S.

Posted in Arts & Culture, Business, Education, Progress Report, Santa Ana College, SAUSD by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on February 20, 2013

Century High School aims to improve its academic performance through a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) program initiative.

“After being recognized as a persistently low achieving school by the state of CA in 2007 (the API scores in the last 5 years haven’t exceeded 600), Century H.S. has taken many steps to improve the curriculum and clean up the campus in the hopes of attracting higher achieving students. They then applied for a Federal grant for a STEM program, added an arts component, and created 4 academies devoted to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math starting with the 2011-2012 school year. There are currently 80 students in this program.

The problem is that Century is facing is that they have this great program and a lack of awareness. This is where I intend to help. On March 16th, from 9 am to 12 pm Century H.S. is holding an orientation for new parents to show off the various programs that they offer, including STEAM, and this is a great opportunity for them to recruit high potential 8th graders to enroll in Century HS this fall. They have so much to offer, for example they have a 3D printer on campus for the use of their engineering classes, which is incredibly progressive for a high school. I am working on a strategy to help promote this event so that there will be a good turnout and hopefully increased enrollment in the STEAM program,” according to Santa Ana resident Kiko Secor of Ingram Micro, who is a Master’s candidate in the College of Communications at Cal State Fullerton. Ms. Secor is promoting awareness for Century’s STEAM program as part of her thesis project.

For more about STEAM click here.

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The Santa Ana College Applied Music Schedule for Spring 2013

Posted in Arts & Culture, SAC Music Dept., Santa Ana College by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on February 5, 2013

All recitals are held in Fine Arts Hall, Room C-104 and are free to the public. Daily parking permits are available for $2.

Tuesdays at 5pm

February 5
Ernest Salem, Violin
Alison Edwards, Piano

February 12
Orientation

February 19
Omar Ávalos, Flamenco and Classical Guitarist

February 26
Alison Edwards, Piano
David F. López, Clarinet
David A. López, Saxophone

March 5
SAC Piano Master Class
Dr. Ezequiel Meza

March 26
Spring Break

April 2
Vernalis String Quartet

April 9
SAC Ensemble

April 16
SAC Ensemble

Fridays at 12:30 pm

February 8
Orientation

February 15
Presidents Holiday

February 22
The Jazz Menagerie

March 1
Judy Huang, Piano

March 8
David F. López, Clarinetist

March 15
University of Arizona
Graduate Woodwind Quintet

March 22
Collaborative Chamber Ensemble:
Dr. Ezequiel Meza, Piano
David F. López, Clarinet
David A. López, Saxophone

March 29
Spring Break

April 5
Gary Hung, Violin

April 12
The Denali Guitar Duo

April 19
Melody Versoza, Soprano

Student Recitals: April 23 – May 17

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Santa Ana: Identity, Meaning and Purpose

Posted in Downtown, Education, Midtown, Opinion, Santa Ana College, SAUSD, South Coast Metro, The Sentinel Asks, Ward 2, Ward 4, Ward 5 by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on January 9, 2013

Here are some questions addressed citywide.

What is Santa Ana to you?

If you reside here, do you have a sense of purpose, a sense of thinking outside of yourself or whatever comforts you may have? Would you act towards bettering the community as a whole?

What are the needs of the majority?

What do Santa Ana kids need from the education system?

Are you newly arrived to the downtown? If so, what brought you here?

What do you want to see happen in the downtown?

What do you as a newcomer want to see for the rest of the city, beyond the downtown?

It’s said that a city is defined by its downtown, and so I ask longtime Santa Ana homeowners, citywide, what do you want YOUR downtown to be?

Why did William Spurgeon keep the name Santa Ana? Where did he get the name from?

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This Week at the SAC Black Box Theatre: Necessary Targets

Posted in Arts & Culture, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana Showbiz! by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on October 29, 2012

The Santa Ana College Theatre Arts Department presents Necessary Targets written by Eve Ensler, and directed by Chris Cannon. This play breaks in SAC’s newest performance venue, the Black Box Theatre, which is located behind Phillips Hall Theatre, next to the Don Express shop.

Show dates are Thursday, Nov. 1 at 2:30 pm, Friday Nov. 2 at 8:00 pm and Saturday Nov. 3 at 8:00 pm.

Synopsis:

Necessary Targets is the story of two American women, a Park Avenue psychiatrist and a human rights worker, who go to Bosnia to help women confront their memories of war. Necessary Targets is about women and war – about the violence of dark memories and the enduring resilience of the human spirit.

Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students, staff and seniors and can be purchased online here: www.sac.edu/fpa

 

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“American Soldiers” Now Playing at Phillips Hall Theatre

Posted in Arts & Culture, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana Showbiz! by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on October 16, 2012

The stage play “American Soldiers” written by Matt Morillo and directed by Chris Cannon is now playing at Phillips Hall Theatre at Santa Ana College.

Remaining shows are October 18, 19 and 20 at 8:00 pm and October 21 at 2:30 pm.

Synopsis

Angela, an Army veteran and war hero, returns home emotionally scarred. After a Middle East tour of duty she views her “modern” Catholic family as nothing more than cogs in the machine of conformity. Now Angela’s father, a Vietnam War veteran, has one last chance to save his daughter, family, and self-respect as he and Angela fight for control, understanding, and meaning in their own war torn world.

Tickets are $14.00 for General admission, $12.00 for students, seniors, and staff, and $10.00 for children.

Buy online:
www.sac.edu/theatre

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Sergio González sings Ponce’s Marchita el alma

Posted in Art Music, Arts & Culture, Santa Ana College, The Journal of Mexican Art Music by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on May 9, 2012

Sergio González, tenor, sang Manuel Ponce’s Marchita el alma (The soul withers) as part of his first semester recital at Santa Ana College.

González was accompanied by Susan Dennis, who improvised the piano score at times.

The work was performed at the request of vocal instructor Eileen O’ Hern, whose students have performed a number of Ponce songs in the past including EstrellitaCerca de ti, Por ti mujer and Cuiden su vida.

This Friday, José Eduardo Hernández performs Ponce’s Por ti mi corazón.

Marchita el alma begins at 2:15. The first song is Star vicino by 17th-century Italian composer, Salvator Rosa.

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