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Arts, Humanities & Communications Division

MJC Arts, Humanities & Communication Alumni Survey

Celebration of the Humanities Contest Information

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
Clinton Leach, Student Worker

 

 

Spring 2017 Events

January

Homebody: Paintings by Chelsea America
January 10th - February 2nd
MJC Art Gallery
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm 
Artist Reception, January 16th at 5:30pm
Richard Serros / serrosr@mjc.edu

MJC Speech Night
Tuesday, January 31st
4:00pm/7:00pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$5 Presale / $8 at the door
Ryan Guy / guyr@mjc.edu

February

First Exposure: Photographic Perspective of 11 Women
February 6 - March 2
MJC Art Gallery
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm 
Artist Reception, February 16th at 5:30pm
Richard Serros / serrosr@mjc.edu
Featuring Artists: Anya Murphy, Joanna Rosales, Ashley Tacheira, Becky Koch, Emily Rosengarth, Daniella Gehman, 
Aleks Peters, Samantha Meyers, Chau-Marie Griffiths, Tina Liburdi, Stephanie Aderholt

Off Balance Dance Repertory Concert
February 14, 15, 16 at  7pm
February 17 at 1pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium 
$11 General / $9 Student 
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
** Valentine's Day 2 for 1 Special **
Kim Davis / davisk@mjc.edu

Faculty Music Concert
Friday, February 24th at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
$12 General / $10 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
Alejandro Sabre / sabrea@mjc.edu

March

Youth Art Exhibit featuring Central Valley High School students
March 9 - March 16
Artist Reception, Thursday March 16th at 5:30pm
MJC Art Gallery
Richard Serros / serrosr@mjc.edu

Guitar Faculty Concert
Wednesday, March 15 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
$10 General Admission/$5 Students
David Chapman / chapmand@mjc.edu

Electronic Music Concert
Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Free Admission; Donations Accepted
David Dow / dowd@mjc.edu

Aesop's Falables
March 31 / April 7 at 10:00am
We'll be having 2 private performances for local schools and groups ages K-8
Children are $5 and adults/chaperone's are free.
If you're interested in bringing your class, troupe or group please contact Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu 209.575.6621

April

Celebration of the Humanities Art Exhibit 
April 3 - April 18 
Artist Reception Thursday, April 6th at 5:30pm
MJC Art Gallery
Richard Serros / serrosr@mjc.edu

Applied Voice Recital
Monday, April 3rd at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Donations Accepted
Sandra Bengochea / rubalcavas@mjc.edu

Aesop's Falables
Directed by: Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell
March 31 and April 7 at 7pm
April 1 and April 8 at 2pm
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors  / $6 Children
Tickets available online and at the box office

Celebration of the Humanities 40th Anniversary Reception
Thursday, April 6th at 6pm
MJC Art Patio (outside)
Join us for a reception to celebrate our student artists!
Jacquelin Wingett / wingettj@mjc.edu

Strings Recital 
Friday, April 7th at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall 
Donations Accepted
Anne Martin / martinan@mjc.edu

Spring Voice Recital
Monday, April 10 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Donation Accepted
Cathryn Tortell / tortellc@mjc.edu

Jazz Band Concert
Monday, April 10th at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Donations Accepted
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

Guitar Invitational
Wednesday, April 12th at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
$10 General / $5 Students
David Chapman / chapmand@mjc.edu

Wind & Percussion Chamber Music Recital
Thursday, April 13th at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Donations Accepted
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

40th Annual New Music Concert
Friday, April 14th at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Donations Accepted
David Dow / dowd@mjc.edu

Piano Concert
Friday, April 14th at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
$10 General/ $1 Students
Tickets Available at the Door
Alejandro Sabre / sabrea@mjc.edu

Symphonic Band Concert
Monday, April 17th at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Donations Accepted
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

MJC Community Orchestra Concert:
The Wild Wild West and Outer Space
Tuesday, April 18th  at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$5 General/$1 Students
Tickets Available at the Door
Anne Martin / martinan@mjc.edu

Student Guitar Recital 
Tuesday, April 18 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Donations Accepted
David Chapman / chapmanc@mjc.edu

Community Concert Band
Wednesday, April 19th at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Donations Accepted
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

MJC Concert Choir Chamber Singers
The British are Coming! The British are Coming!
Friday, April 21st at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$6 General / $3 Student
Tickets available at the Door
Cathryn Tortell / tortellc@mjc.edu

Storytelling Festival
Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Little Theatre
Free Event
Kim Gyuran / gyurank@mjc.edu

May

New Theatre Play Fest
Directed by: Michael Lynch 
May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7pm
Cabaret West Theatre, West Campus
$11 General / $9 Student 
Tickets Available at the Door
Michael Lynch / lynchm@mjc.edu

June

Off the Beat! Hip Hop Dance Concert
June 14 & 15 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium 
$11 General / $9 Student
Tickets Available at the door
Kim Davis / davisk@mjc.edu

 

Fall 2017 Events

September

AUDITIONS: The Tempest
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
September 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$11 General / $9 Student
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
Ryan Guy / guyr@mjc.edu

October

AUDITIONS: Improv Showcase
Directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell
Wednesday, October 11
MJC, Little Theatre
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellig@mjc.edu

Guitar Festival
October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
MJC, Recital Hall
David Chapman / chapmand@mjc.edu

The Tempest 2084
Directed by Michael Lynch
October 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 7pm
October 29 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$11 General / $9 Student
Tickets Available Online & At the Door

November

Orchestra Day
Thursday, November 2
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

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

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

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

Woodwind & 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
T
uesday, December 2 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Anne Martin / martinan@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

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

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

Choir Performance
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
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

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

Spring Musical TBA
March 16 at 10am *special guest performance Tickets $5.00
March 16,17, 22, 23, 24 at 7pm 
March 25 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$12 General / $10 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

Guitar Concert
Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm
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

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

Jazz Band Concert
Monday, April 9 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
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

 

 

 

 

 

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