The Music and Performing Arts degree program offers concentrations in:
Daniel Weston performs guitar masterpieces that reveal the breath and beauty of compositions spanning five centuries. Daniel is a direct heir by mentorship to Francisco Tárrega, the legendary Spanish Impressionist. He earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees before turning professional in 1996, and now has over 750 appearances. From the noble sounds of royal court music to the depth and charisma of the Spanish maestros, Daniel’s performances are truly stellar.
LJC is comprised of a core group of six musicians assembled by John Nava and Martin Binder. Their goal is to perform extraordinary music with passion and precision. Creating a rich emergence of original and established contemporary jazz compositions arranged with an array of traditional and modern Latin rhythms as their essential foundation, LJC frequently performs in front of diverse audiences in a wide range of venues. With over fifty years of combined experience in the studio, on the stage, and in the classroom, the members of LJC maintain active performance schedules as and leaders, arrangers, and educators throughout the Central Coast and Bay Area .
Enriching the medium as America’s first all female mariachi ensemble, Reyna de Los Angeles® bring sensitivity, beauty, warmth and vivacious spirit to the historic art of mariachi. Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles® has blazed the trail for female mariachi musicians. In a musical landscape where songs are often written by men, from male perspectives, Reyna has created its own history. Established in 1994, the group had a strong beginning thanks to the mentorship of Lola Bertran, La Reina de La Musica Ranchera. In these early days, Maestro Jóse Hernàndez saw the potential in this all-female ensemble, and fostered the development of the group. Reyna de Los Angeles® has since gone on to record three albums, share the stage with world-renowned musicians like Vicki Carr, Guadalupe Pineda and Lucha Villa, and perform for some of the world’s highest profile celebrities including Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, and Barack and Michelle Obama.
By fusing their firm jazz roots with a fresh and forward-thinking blend of in die-rock, classical, and electronica, the Le Boeuf Brothers have developed an energetic sound that is intelligent, hip, and relevant to contemporary audiences. Originally from Santa Cruz, California, identical twin brothers Remy and Pascal Le Boeuf, playing saxophone and piano, moved to New York in 2004 where they established their prominent musical voices as performers and composers. They are best known for their innovative compositional projects, which span as broadly stylistically as they do collaboratively.
Join us for an evening of LIVE MUSIC Featuring THE SHARP NINE BAND, THE LATIN JAZZ COLLECTIVE, and THE CSUMB JAZZ BAND ~ Special Guest GREG ABATE.
CSUMB-Black Box Cabaret
Parking Permit Required
Sponsored by, CSUMB Special Events Funding, The Department of Music and Performing Arts, and The College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences.
The CSUMB Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Chamber String Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, and many MORE...
World Theater ~ Sixth Ave.
Parking Permit Required
Sponsored by, CSUMB Special Events Funding, The World Theater, The Department of Music and Performing Arts, and The College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences.
The MPA Spring 2015 Capstone Festival represents student's work and research throughout their career in MPA and CSUMB. Graduating students will make presentations to the Monterey County Community including CSUMB staff, faculty and students.
Music Hall~ Sixth Ave.