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“Sinfonia Breve” makes its world premiere with the CSUN Symphony

CSUN orchestra performs

Ryan Mancini

September 30, 2016

The music department presented the CSUN symphony orchestra, conducted by Dr. John Roscigno, in the Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall Thursday evening.The performance began with the flowing sounds of "A Letter From Home," originally written by Aaron Copland. It carried an uplifting melody with a sound t...

CSUN World Music Ensemble brings traditional African dance to campus

Several students pictured playing marimbas

Violet Canelo

April 25, 2016

  Traditional singing, dancing musicians and loud rhythmic drumming occurred during the CSUN World Music Ensemble. Students in the music education program performed various Japanese Taiko and African music ensembles at the Cypress Recital Hall on April 24. The students of the music education...

Class recreates highly acclaimed book The Postmortal

Hector (played by Laith Helo) gets emotional as he presents a Powerpoint presentation to the lecture hall about over population. The Postmortal Performance Project was presented by the University 100 class on Nov. 14. Photo Credit: Richard Kontas/Contributor

Jamie Perez

November 25, 2014

Finding a cure for aging is something that has not yet been accomplished in the world we live in. However, in the Postmortal world, the idea is surfacing and being discussed as a possibility of the future. Twenty-eight CSUN students from 13 different sections of University 100 rehearsed their own r...

Oboist crafts his own sound

Oboist crafts his own sound

Trevor Stamp

October 21, 2013

The sound from his oboe is too bright, Jason Kennedy, 20, determines after testing a reed he just made. He makes some final adjustments, and places the reed back into his oboe. Kennedy stands up and tests the reed by playing a short melody. The sound is crisp and dark. It leaves a warm sound in the cla...

VPAC’s upcoming 2011-12 performance season aims for diversity

Juana Esquivel

May 12, 2011

Diversity, extremely high quality and attempts to appeal to a broad population in the region were the driving factors behind the upcoming 2011-12 Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) season. Robert Bucker, dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication and VPAC’s executive director...

‘An evening with Shirley MacLaine’ comes to the VPAC

Liana Hofer

May 5, 2011

Academy-award winner. Acclaimed author. Truth-seeker. Shirley MacLaine has many titles that can be attached to her name, and this Friday, one more will be added to the list: VPAC performer. On May 6, the internationally-known entertainer will visit the CSUN campus to perform her one-woman act, entitled “An E...

International Idol Talent Show competition includes dancing, singing, playing instruments

John Michael Simko

November 17, 2010

Among the burgers, burritos and bottled drinks, Pub patrons were treated to a talent show hosted by international students Tuesday afternoon. The International Idol Talent Show captivated students and Pub patrons during a lunchtime performance showcasing various talents including dan...

Valley Performing Arts Center holds test performance for faculty, hard hats

Angela Melero

October 17, 2010

The Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) held its first concert Friday night, seizing the opportunity to showcase the advanced performance components that have had the community eagerly awaiting its opening. The concert, which featured jazz trumpeter, Doc Severinsen, was an exclusive ev...

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