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Arts, Humanities & Communications Division

2019 Celebration of the Humanities

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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


 

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Division Events & Concerts Fall 2018

December


Agatha Christie's 
Spider's Web

Directed by Michael Lynch
November 29, 30 at 7pm
December 1, 6, 7, 8 at 7pm
December 9 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Little Theatre
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets are available onlineat the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

MJC Symphonic Band Concert 
Monday, December 3 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*

Community Orchestra Concert
Godzilla vs. Grieg
Tuesday, December 4 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Tickets: $5 General / $2 Students
Tickets available at the door before concert 

Community Concert Band
Wednesday, December 5 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*

Electronic Music Concert
Wednesday, December 5 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
*Free Concert*

Applied Piano Concert
Thursday, December 6 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
*Free Concert*

Make the Yuletide Bright
MJC Holiday Choral Concert 

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

Jazz Concert
Monday, December 10 at 7pm 
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*

Improv Showcase
Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium

Strings Concert *
Friday, December 14 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
*Free Concert*

Finals Week
December 10 - 14
*please double check your class syllabi for your finals time slot

Division Events & Concerts Spring 2019

Happy New Year!

January

MJC East and West Campus Opens
January 2
Happy New Year!

Spring Classes Begin (First week of classes)
January 14 - January 18

Artworks by Mariam Pakbaz

January 15 to February 7
Monday-Thursday
MJC Art Gallery
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, January 24  5:30-7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday
January 21
Campus Closed

Auditions for The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
Directed by Michael Lynch
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Auditions January 22 and 23 at 6:00pm, Little Theatre
Rehearsals begin in January 
Performances March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:00pm
March 22 10am school performance
Please email Michael for more information lynchm@yosemite.edu

February

 

Off Balance Repertory Dance Concert
Artistic Director, Kim Davis
February 20, 21, 22, 23 at 7:00pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Little Theatre
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets are available online, at the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

Speech Night
Tuesday, February 12th 
4:00pm/7:00pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$5 Pre-sale / $8 at the door

Artworks by RC Gorman
February 12 to March 7
MJC Art Gallery
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, February 21  5:30-7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

Lincoln Holiday
Friday, February 15
Campus Closed

Washington Holiday
Monday, February 18
Campus Closed

MJC Faculty Music Concert
Friday, February 22 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
$12 General / $10 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
Anne Martin / martinan@yosemite.edu

March

The Servant of Two Masters
Directed by Michael Lynch
March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7pm
Special High School Performance on March 22 at 10am
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium

Youth Art Month
MJC Art Gallery
March 14 to 21
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Award Ceremony Thursday, March 21 5:30-7:30pm

Martin Luther King, Jr Special Event
Guest Speaker, TBA
Saturday, March 30 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Event*

April

 

Electronic Music Concert
Wednesday, April 3 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*

Applied Voice Recital
Tuesday, April 8 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Cathryn Tortell / tortellc@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert *

Directing Showcase
Directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell
Cabaret West Theatre, West Campus
Auditions on April 10 and 11 at 6:00pm in Little Theatre
Rehearsals begin in April/May 
Performances June 19, 20, 21, 22 at 7:00pm 
Please email Lynette for more information borrellil@yosemite.edu

42nd Annual Celebration of the Humanities
MJC Art Gallery
April 16 to 25
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, April 18  5:30-7:30pm
Awards will be handed out at 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

Choreographer's Showcase
April 16, 17, 18 at 7pm
Cabaret West Dance Studio, West Campus
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets are available at the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

New Music Concert
Friday, April 12 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
David Dow / dowd@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert * 

String Concert
Friday, April 12 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Anne Martin / martinan@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert *

Beginning Voice Recital
Monday, April 15 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Duana Demus Leslie / demus-leslied@yosemite.edu
*Free Concert*

Jazz Band Concert
Monday, April 15 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert *

Wind & Brass Concert
Thursday, April 18 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu

Piano Enrichment Concert
Friday, April 19 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Janisse Foresti / forestij@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert

Symphonic Band Concert
Monday, April 22 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu

Community Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, April 23 at 7pm
Tickets: $5 General / $2 Students
Tickets available at the door
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Anne Martin / martinan@yosemite.edu

Community Concert Band
Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu

Applied Piano Concert
Thursday, April 25 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*
Alejandro Sabre / sabrea@yosemite.edu

The French Connection
Choral Concert

Friday, April 26 at 7pm
Tickets $6 General / $3 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

May

Finals Week
April 29 - May 3
For information regarding finals schedule please check the mjc website 

Commencement
Friday, May 3, 2018

June

Director's Showcase
June 19, 20, 21, 22 at 7pm
June 22 at 2pm
Cabaret West Dance Studio, West Campus
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets are available at the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance



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