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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 
Alex Ramos, Student Worker

 

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Division Events & Concerts Spring 2020

February

'Amidst the Chaos'
Off~Balance Dance 
Modern Rep Concert
February 5, 6, 7, 8 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online, at the MJC Box Office and at the Door

Speech Night
Tuesday, February 11
4:00pm/7:00pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$5 Pre-sale / $8 at the door

Faculty Music Concert
Friday, February 21 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
$12 General / $10 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online, at the MJC Box Office and at the Door
Anne Martin / martinan@yosemite.edu

“Schism: The Art of the Fractured Self”

Artwork by Jay Scantling
Through painting, sculpture and video, Schism: The art of the Fractured Self depicts and reflects the fracturing and dissociation of identity in the face of trauma and its reconfiguration through the creative process.  Through imagery derived from dreams and paralleling themes from mythology, the show presents the transformations of the self in response to adversity and the creation of art as cycles of destruction followed by renewal. Schism is about the construction of beauty and meaning out of the horror of overwhelming life experience. 
February 25th-March 19th
Monday-Friday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, March 5  5:30 - 7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

March

Guitar Concert
Thursday, March 19 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Travis Silvers / silverst@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert *


SHREK THE MUSICAL
March 26 Preview
March 27 at 7pm
March 28 at 2pm
April 3, 4 at 7pm
April 5 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$15 General / $12 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online, at the MJC Box Office and at the Door
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

Youth Art Month
Artwork by local young artists in San Joaquin and Stanislaus County
March 28-April 2nd
Saturday and Sunday 
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Reception and Awards Thursday, April 2nd 5:30pm-7:30pm

April

Electronic Music Concert
Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
David Dow / dowd@yosemite.edu
*Free Concert*

String Recital
Friday, April 3 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Anne Martin / martinan@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert *

Elementary Voice Recital
Monday, April 6 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Anastasia Legatos / legatosa@yosemite.edu
*Free Concert*

New Music Concert
Friday, April 10 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
David Dow / dowd@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert * 

Jazz Band Concert
Monday, April 13 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert *

Applied Voice Recital
Monday, April 13 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Cathryn Tortell / tortellc@yosemite.edu
*Free Concert*

Wind & Brass Recital
Thursday, April 16 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu

National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
Saturday, April 18
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Cathryn Tortell / tortellc@mjc.edu

Symphonic Band Concert
Monday, April 20 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu

Guitar Concert
Monday, April 20 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Travis Silvers / silverst@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert *

Community Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm
Tickets: $5 General / $2 Students
Tickets available at the door
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Tickets Available only at the Door
Anne Martin / martinan@yosemite.edu

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

Piano Enrichment Recital
Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Janisse Foresti / forestij@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert *

Applied Piano Recital
Thursday, April 23 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*

'Broadway Bound'
Spring Choral Concert 

Friday, April 24 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

May

New Play Fest
Produced by Michael Lynch
Directors TBA
May 29, 30 at 7pm
June 4, 5, 6 at 7pm
Cabaret West Dance Studio, West Campus
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets will be available online and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance


Last Updated 2.4.2020