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Music has maintained an active and vital presence at Santa Clara University since Father Nobili had a piano brought to campus in 1851 and the first band, called the Cecillian Society, was formed in 1855. Today, the Department of Music offers its majors professional training in performance, pedagogy, theory, musicology, and arts administration. The program has graduated students accepted into master and doctoral programs at the top schools in the country including the Curtis Institute, Eastman, Cleveland Institute, Indiana, USC, and the University of Houston.
Committed to the education of the whole person: intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual, the goal of the Department of Music is to provide an intellectual and stimulating artistic environment, which fosters individual expression and creativity through the study of music and musical performance. Inasmuch as music is a fundamental characteristic of the human experience and an important component of the liberal arts education within the context of a Jesuit university, the curriculum is designed to provide students of diverse backgrounds with the skills necessary not only to understand and to perform music, but also to appreciate music’s role in human history and its potential to enhance the lives of all people.
As the University community enters into the 2008-2009 academic year, the Department enrolls over eighty majors and minors and engages hundreds of students across many academic disciplines through ensemble courses and private instruction. The traditions established with the Cecillian Society over 150 years ago remain strong, as demonstrated by the Department's successful choirs, jazz ensemble, orchestra, guitar ensemble, and opera theatre program. With the dawn of the twenty-first century, the burgeoning diversity of cultures and styles provides new opportunities to build on this tradition, incorporating contemporary forms of expression into music education at Santa Clara. The Music at Noon concert series and triennial New Music Festival are two of several programs designed to foster collaboration between students, faculty, and guest artists who come together to create and share new art.
In addition to the academic program, Santa Clara University has a thriving
Center of Performing Arts
which presents numerous productions by the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance. Students have the opportunity to perform, direct, choreograph, and provide design and technical support for these exciting works that are widely attended by the campus and local communities.
As a Jesuit and Catholic University, we have the responsibility to provide leadership in developing a more sustainable way of living. By embracing sustainability, the University furthers its mission to act as a voice of reason, conscience, and service to society.
We want you to know that at SCU, we do all that we can to make sure you are prepared to excel academically, socially, and spiritually during your four years here. This is why we require all new students to attend Orientation.
Summer Orientation is a critical first step in your college career. From learning which Residential Learning Community you will be living in to registering for your first quarter classes, these two days are an important and exciting first step on your journey at Santa Clara University. Each new student is required to attend Orientation and stay in the residence halls while they are here, even those that will be living off campus in the fall.
When you arrive on campus, there will be over twenty five undergraduate Orientation Leaders ready to greet you, answer all of your questions, tell you about classes, social life, and other dynamic opportunities at SCU.
The 2008 Summer Orientation dates are available to review now and you may make your reservation at anytime after submitting your enrollment deposit. Please remember that Summer Orientation is an academic requirement of the University and all new students must attend. If you have a parent or guest attend with you, they will participate on the same days but in a program separate from students.
1) 2008 Summer Orientation Common Reading
2) Math and Language Placement Exams
3) Advanced Placement Exam Information
4) International Baccalaureate Test Credit
5) Housing During Summer Orientation
6) What to Bring to Summer Orientation
7) Important Student Records Information
Come and hear the graduating music class of 2008 as they make their final appearance as SCU Undergraduates!
408 554 4428
May 30-June 7, 2008
Wed—Sat, 8pm; Sun, 2pm
Louis B. Mayer Theatre
Box Office: 408-554-4015
Buy Tickets Online at www.sjtix.com!
Forty years after the debut of this ground-breaking rock musical, Hair continues to captivate with its raw, and at times irreverent, exploration of the 1960’s counterculture. In the face of the Vietnam War, Claude and his tribe form a tight community rooted in their ideals of universal peace, free love, and psychedelic experimentation. Together, they confront harsh societal realities such as the draft, racism, and social conformity. Featuring classics Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, and title song Hair. Contains adult content; parental guidance suggested.
The Science & Politics of Obesity...& How to Effect Change
Thursday, May 8th
RSVP by Monday, May 5th by email email@example.com
Linda Bacon, PhD
Nutritionist, Researcher, & Author of the upcoming book:
Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth about Your Weight
In compliance with the ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to Jessica Gagnon,
408-554-4461 or WGST@scu.edu
, at least 72 hours prior to the event.
Wednesday, April 30th
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Williman Room, Benson Center
Anisha Desai, Executive Director,
Women of Color Resource Center
Linda Leu, Policy Analyst,
Office of County Supervisor Liz Kniss
Margaret Abe-Koga, Vice Major,
Mountain View Council
Andrea Flores-Shelton, President,
Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley
Moderator: Janet Flammang,
Chair Political Science Department
RSVP by Monday, April 28th by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Women of Color Network & the Political Science
The Women of Color Network at SCU is a collaborative initiative
Office for Multicultural Learning and the Women*s and Gender Studies
In compliance with the ADA/504, Please direct your accommodation
at least 72 hours prior to the event to the Office for Multicultural
Learning at (408) 551-7152.
The Adventures of Amir Hamza
and the Islamic Storytelling Tradition
A presentation by
MUSHARRAF ALI FAROOQI
Santa Clara University, Benson Parlors
(First floor, Benson Center)
4 pm, Monday, May 19, 2008
Santa Clara Univeristy's Music at Noon series hosts some of the world's finest musicians and high profile Bay Area performers. The series promotes artistic pluralism, cultural diversity, and global understanding through Music.
Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome!
When: Every Wednesday during the academic year
Where: Santa Clara University Center of Performing Arts Concert Hall
Need more information? Contact Professor Robert Bozina: RBozina@scu.edu
Cuban Soneros, Delta Bluesmen, Shakuhachi, Chamber Music, Opera Divas, Hawaiian Halau, Jazz Masters, Classical Guitarists, Bluegrass, Samba, Tango, Gamelan, Gu Zheng and more are all part of Music at Noon.
The Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship was established through an endowment created and funded by Gerald and Sally DeNardo. Their vision is for the Lectureship to be the major and most effective presentation in the health sciences at Santa Clara. The breadth of the speaker will also position the lectureship to be one of the most important events for the Santa Clara University community as a whole, and include a public lecture, a student lecture, and other interactive campus events.
Boasting dynamic and eminent speakers inspired by purpose, the Lectureship brings out the best of a Jesuit education, reflecting Santa Clara’s institutional commitment to the pursuit of informed ethical discourse across the University. Complementing the Lectureship is Health & Science Horizons, a series of interdisciplinary programs aimed at informing and enriching an intellectual dialogue across campus and in our community.
FREE WORKSHOP FOR 4TH GRADE TEACHERS
Make California History Come Alive with Music and Dance
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
California Mission Room- Benson Center
Juan Bautista Sancho: Pioneer Composer of California
by William J. Summers and Craig H. Russell
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Reception to follow
California Mission Room- Benson Center
From Serra to Sancho: Music and Pageantry in the California Missions
Performed by the Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble
Directed by Thomas Davies
Musical commentary by Craig H. Russell
All events are FREE but an RSVP is REQUIRED
Please RSVP by March 31: Calstudies@scu.edu
The School of Engineering, the Leavey School of Business, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Career Center and the Drahmann Academic Advising Center will once again be sponsoring the annual Major/Minor Fair. The Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM on the Kennedy lawn area, weather permitting. In the event of rain we will set up in the California Mission Room in the basement of Benson. The Fair is an opportunity for our students, particularly first year, undeclared and transfer students, to talk to faculty, staff, and students currently in the various majors/minors/programs. We would like to invite representatives from all interdisciplinary minors and programs to participate in this event. This is a great opportunity to showcase your minor/program and talk to students one-on-one.
World Music Festival 2008 presents Festival de Musica Cubana
February 6-13, 2008
Santa Clara University campus
Box Office 408-554-4015
Santa Clara University Department of Music is proud to host the 2008 World Music Festival - this year featuring the multi tiered music of Cuba.
Music representing Cuba's cafes, streets, salons, mountains and recital halls will be performed by stellar musicians including Bobi Cespedes, Zaira Meneses, La Orquesta Moderna Tradicion, Anthony Blea and Santa Clara University faculty and students.
Festival de Música Cubana, the first of a series of World Music Festivals being held by Santa Clara University’s Department of Music, will take place Feb. 6 through 13, 2008 on the Santa Clara University campus. With artistic direction by SCU music professor Robert Bozina, this exhilarating festival celebrates Cuba’s rich culture. Events range from concerts with Rumba, Son Casino, and Bolero to a Sunday mass in the Mission Church with music by 18th century Cuban priest Esteban Salas, and include an array of music, lectures, workshops, dance, film, photo exhibitions, KSCU Radio broadcasts, and food.
Internationally acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist Kim Nalley performs her moving tribute to Billy Holiday, passionately bringing this legendary jazz superstar to life through a concert of Holiday's most memorable songs.
Nalley, who recently concluded an eight week run as Billie Holiday in the West Coast premiere of Lady in Love, is renowned as a vocalist, band leader, producer and recipient of the Ten Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area Award
Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 8pm
Santa Clara University Recital Hall
Box Office: 408-554-4015
Tickets: $12 general; $10 seniors/SCU campus, $5 students
Don't miss SCU's largest dance concert of the year! This diverse production of original jazz, modern, and classical ballet explores all facets of the human experience through the art of dance. Featuring the choreography of SCU dance faculty Fran Atlas-Lara, Karyn Lee Connell, Abigail Hosein, and David Popalisky, as well as select student choreographers
Directed by Fran Atlas-Lara
Louis B. Mayer Theatre
Santa Clara University Campus
It is my pleasure to invite you and your students to the Annual Medieval and Renaissance Film Festival. This year we will be featuring Fan Favorites:
Monday, January 28 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Tuesday, February 5 - The Agony and the Ecstasy
Wednesday, February 13 - Dangerous Beauty
All films will begin at 7:00 pm in Daly Science 206. Snacks will be served.
January 18-20, 2008
Fess Parker Studio Theatre
Fri-Sat, 8pm; Sun 2pm
Tickets: Pay-what-you-can-afford event
Suggested ticket price $5
Students in the Charisma group present a uniquely intimate exploration of faith and spirituality that combines art, music, dance, and spoken word.
Friday, January 18th 2008 at 8pm
SCU Recital Hall
Come join the SCU music faculty in commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an evening jazz recital featuring music of social conscience, peace, and justice. Featured SCU faculty artists include Jack Perla, piano, Ryan Lukas, bass, Bill Cefalu, guitar, Stephanie Cunha, vocals, John Russell, trombone, Frank Wyant, drums, and David Duenas, guitar
This will be the eleventh year that Santa Clara University and Sacred Heart Parish collaborate to bring "La Virgen Del Tepeyac: The Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe" to the Mission Church. Teatro Corazon, observing its 15th anniversary, with the participation of SCU students and members of the university community invite all to be a part of this celebration in drama, dance and song that tells the story of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The performance will be in Spanish with English commentary throughout.
This year the Guadalupe celebration will be on Sunday, December 2nd at 2:00 pm in the Mission Church followed by a reception on campus. The event is free and open to all.
For more information please contact Dr. Ana Maria Pineda at 408-554-6958, Lulu Santana at 408-554-4639, or Laura Jimenez at 408-554-5011.
Native Hubs: Culture, Community, and Belonging in Silicon Valley and Beyond
Casa Italiana Commons, 3:45 PM - 5:00PM Thursday November 8, 2007
Co-sponsored by American Studies Group, English Dept., Ethnic Studies Program, James Irvine Foundation funded, Unity RLC, and California Legacy.
Professor Renya Ramirez, American Studies, UC-Santa Cruz, is the author of a recent book with the same title as her talk, published by Duke University Press. She is a member of the Winnebago tribe (Nebraska) and grew up in Palo Alto (CA).