GRANTS PASS — Singers high school age and older are invited to join the Rogue Community College Chorus, now under the direction of Deborah Pratt. The chorus meets from 6-7:50 p.m. Mondays in Room T2 on the Redwood Campus, 3345 Redwood Hwy. For participants who do not want college credit, there is no charge for registration, which can be completed at the first rehearsal. Those who want credit can register at www.roguecc.edu. The chorus performs a variety of music from the Renaissance to the contemporary pieces including classical, folk, Broadway, popular and world music. Pratt, who recently joined RCC, holds a Master of Arts in music education from the University of Iowa where she studied vocal pedagogy and choral conducting. She has over 25 years of experience directing youth and adult choirs and orchestras in academic, church, and community settings as well as teaching classes and private lessons in voice,
Continue reading New RCC Choral director seeks interested singers
Tickets are now available for the 27th annual Black, White & The Blues, a fundraising event for the Grants Pass Museum of Art. The event will be on February 15th and, as in past years, will once again be held at the Wheeler Toyota showroom in Grants Pass.
Continue reading Black, White & The Blues ~ Benefit for Grants Pass Museum of Art
Getting ready for my February show at the Ashland Painters Union – this piece is going to set the tone – I think. I have yet to paint the rest, but it’s winter, so I know it won’t be landscape. I’m not tough enough for plein air painting below 60 degrees. I think it might […]
Continue reading Pink Gerbera Daisies
The Rogue Community College Community Orchestra will perform in concert at 7 p.m. June 5 in the Rogue Auditorium, RCC Redwood Campus, 3345 Redwood Hwy. Admission is free. The concert will include selections from “Les Miserables,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Lord of the Dance,” “The Mission,” and Gilbert and Sullivan. Gary Kroll directs the orchestra. For more information contact Kroll at 541-890-3423.
Continue reading RCC Community Orchestra presents free pops concert
Coming soon to the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville! Read on for more information about our art exhibitions and events scheduled through July 2013.
Continue reading Art Presence Art Center Upcoming Events
As I have been sitting back at my desk at Americans for the Arts this afternoon, I’ve had a hard time coming up with a way to describe what I experienced last night at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It could be the lack of sleep, the lack of coffee, or [...]
Continue reading Yo-Yo Ma Spins an Emotional Tale of “Art for Life’s Sake”
When most folks think of Africa, they automatically think of famine, disease, and war. But for those who understand how media works, knows that the Africa most people think of is only one side of the vastly diverse continent. It started as an experiment: what happens when you equip a vibrant youth community with the resources to express …
Continue reading From the Congo to Panama, Beat Making Labs Creates Sustainable Music Studios in Unlikely Places
Imagine this scene: there is a band playing as you walk in. As the musicians wrap up their piece and take their seats, a large choir pops up, featuring top-notch a cappella performers. This performance segues into rousing solo performances from vocalists backed up by beautiful orchestrations. Great writers are celebrated. Poetry is recited. And [...]
Continue reading The Arts Are Patriotic, Too
These days, integration in any area, be it STEM or the arts, seems to be the buzzword to curriculum designers everywhere. There are so many resources floating around out there with the claim of integrating content areas. Yet, true integration is often difficult to find. Indeed, integration is a rare yet seemingly “magical” approach that [...]
Continue reading Use Arts Integration to Enhance Common Core