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Arts, Humanities & Communications Division

 About the Arts at MJC

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 six events each year including comedies, dramas as well as 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 Specialist
Cassandra Jane Shoemate, Administrative Technician 

 

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Division Events & Concerts Fall 2019

 

October

Speech Night
Tuesday, October 1
4:00pm/7:00pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$5 Pre-sale / $8 at the door

Vintage Leica Film Images of the Street Art of Modesto
Photography by James Curl
“The murals, sculptures, signs, and other images of Modesto are often overlooked and under appreciated.  These Vintage Leica Film Images show case this Street Art of Modesto in the vibrant colors that are possible with film.”
October 1 to 24
Monday-Friday 
11:00am-5:00pm
*Art Gallery now open on Fridays!
Artist Reception Thursday, October 10th  5:30-7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
Light refreshments will be served

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October 2 and 3 at 5:30pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
What to bring? Coming Soon...
Directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell
Musical Director Cathryn Tortell
Choreographer Kim T. Davis
Rehearsals begin January 14th
Performance Dates, Spring 2020
March 27, 28 at 7pm
April 2, 3, 4 at 7pm
April 5 at 2pm
Friday, April 3 a special 10am school performance for area high schools
For more information please email 
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

Artwork by Paul Berger
October 29 to November 21
Monday-Friday
11:00am-5:00pm
*Art Gallery now open on Fridays!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Directed by Michael Lynch
November 1 at 10am *special schools/groups performance, for information please call 209.575.6081
October 25, 26, 31 at 7pm
November 1, 2 at 7pm
November 3 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors

November

Fall Sing
Wednesday, November 6
3:30pm-5:30pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
For information please contact Cathryn Tortell, tortellc@mjc.edu

Guitar Concert featuring Michael Silva
Wednesday, November 6 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*
Michael Silva / silvam@mjc.edu

Orchestra Day
Thursday, November 7
9:30am-1pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
For information please contact Anne Martin, martinan@mjc.edu

Campus Closed
November 28 and 29
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wind and Percussion Concert
Thursday, November 14 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*

Elementary Voice Recital
Monday, November 18 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*

Strings Concert
Friday, November 22 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*

Applied Voice Recital
Monday, November 25 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*

Jazz Band
Monday, November 25 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*

December

Symphonic Band Concert
Monday, December 2 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu

Community Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, December 3 at 7pm
Tickets: $5 General / $2 Students
Tickets available at the door
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Anne Martin / martinan@yosemite.edu

Electronic Music Concert
Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*
David Dow / dowd@mjc.edu

Community Concert Band
Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu

Applied Piano Concert
Thursday, December 5 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*
Alejandro Sabre / sabrea@yosemite.edu

Guitar Concert
Friday, December 6 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*
Travis Silvers / silverst@yosemite.edu

'Home for the Holidays'
Winter Choral Concert

Friday, December 6 at 7pm
Tickets $6 General / $5 Students & Seniors
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Cathryn Tortell / tortellc@yosemite.edu
Tickets are available at the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to performance

Ernie Bucio's Little Big Band Christmas
Sunday, December 8 at 2pm
Tickets $10 
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
This is a fundraiser - all proceeds go towards music scholarships for our music majors. 
Tickets are available at the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to performance

MJC FINALS WEEK
December 9th - 13th 

The Cripple of Inishmaan
December 5 Preview at 7pm
December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7pm
December 15 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Little Theatre
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

MJC Winter Break
December 16 - January 1
MJC Campus will be Closed

Last Updated 10.10.19

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