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IMPORTANT DATES 2018-2019 

Vocal Ensemble Auditions - Spring 2019

January 29, 2019 - 2:20-3:45pm in Room C-116 in C-100 Building

Music Orientation - Spring 2019

January 30, 2019 - 4:00-5:00pm in Room C-119 in C-100 Building

Jazz Big Band Auditions - Spring 2019

January 30, 2019 - 6:00pm in Room C-119 in C-100 Building

Applied Music Program Auditions - Spring 2019

January 31, 2019 - 4:00-5:30 pm in Room C-116 in C-100 Building

Applied Music Program Juries - Spring 2019

May 21, 2019 - 4:00-6:30 pm in Room C-116 in C-100 Building

 

                       Music DepT. EVENTS 2018-2019

FALL 2018


September 5, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - featuring A Hundred Ghosts (experimental electronic music)


September 6, 2018 - 5:00-6:00pm - Free

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery Reception - San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, D-100 - featuring San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


September 12, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - featuring Dornob Collective (traditional Persian music)


September 13, 2018 - 4:00-5:00pm - Free

Jazz In The Courtyard - San Diego Mesa College, courtyard between C-100 & C-200 buildings - featuring San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program Jazz students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


September 19, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - featuring Omnibus (classical guitar duo)


September 20, 2018 - 5:30-9:00pm - $200-$15,000

San Diego Community College District Promise Fundraising Gala “An Evening with Annette Bening, to benefit the San Diego Promise” - San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA - featuring San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program Jazz Students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson & San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble, directed by Elena Vizuet


September 26, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - featuring Jim Earp (Hawaiian slack key guitar)


October 3, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - featuring Tasha Smith & Andres Martin (harp & bass)


October 8, 2018 - 7:00-8:30pm - Free

San Diego Mesa College Music Department Showcase - San Diego Mesa College, Rooms C-116 & C-119 in C-100 Building -  The San Diego Seratones, directed by Dr. Momilani Ramstrum; San Diego Mesa College World Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson; San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble, directed by Elena Vizuet; San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble, directed by George Svoboda; San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bob Magnusson; and San Diego Mesa College Jazz Big Band, directed by Ian Tordella


October 10, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - featuring Gobo Trio (cello, vibes, voice)


October 11, 2018 - 5:00-6:00pm - Free

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery Reception - San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, D-100 - featuring San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


October 17, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - featuring Palvikki Nykter String Quartet


October 21, 2018 - 3:00-4:00pm - Free

World Music Concert - Mission Trails Regional Park Visitors Center - 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119 - San Diego Mesa College - performance by San Diego Mesa College World Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


October 24, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - San Diego Mesa College Voice, Piano & Guitar students, directed by Amy Mein, Dr. J. Craig Johnson, George Svoboda, Jaeryoung Lee, Gina Jung, Dr. Xiao-yan Sui & San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble, directed by Elena Vizuet


October 30, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Private event

Board of Trustees Industry Advisory Appreciation Event - San Diego Mesa College, Room MC-211 in Mesa Commons - San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program's Americana Folk Music Quartet


October 31, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - San Diego Mesa College Jazz Big Band, directed by Ian Tordella; San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bob Magnusson


November 1, 2, & 3, 2018 - 7:00-9:00pm - $12 pre-sale, $15 at door

Mesa Dance Presents Dance Spectrum - An evening of Dance and Entertainment - The Joan B. Kroc Theatre, 6611 University Avenue, San Diego CA - featuring San Diego Mesa College Dance Dept., directed by Donna Flournoy with Applied Music Program Jazz Quartet, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


November 7, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - San Diego Mesa College World Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


November 8, 2018 - 4:00-5:00pm - Free

Jazz In The Courtyard - San Diego Mesa College, courtyard between C-100 & C-200 buildings - featuring San Diego Mesa College Jazz Big Band, directed by Ian Tordella


November 14, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble, directed by professor George Svoboda


November 14, 2018 - 8:00pm - $15 general admission, $10 students

Jazz Concert - Dizzy's - 1717 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110 San Diego Mesa College Jazz Big Band, directed by Ian Tordella


November 26, 2018 - 5:00-7:00pm - Private

San Diego Community College District & San Diego Unified New SDSU President Reception - San Diego Mesa College - Mesa Commons - San Diego, CA - San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program Jazz Quartet, San Diego, CA - Directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


November 28, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building -  San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program Classical Recital, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


November 29, 2018 - 4:00-5:00pm - Free

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery Reception - San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, D-100 - featuring San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


December 5, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program Jazz & Folk Music Recital, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


December 7, 2018 - 5:00-7:00pm - Free

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, Student Art Exhibit Reception - music by San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble, directed by Elena Vizuet with guest Sophie Graff (harp)


December 8, 2018 - 7:00-8:30pm - Free

Vocal, Guitar, and World Music Concert - University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 - Concert with San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble, directed by Elena Vizuet with guest Sophie Graff (harp); San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble, directed by George Svoboda; and San Diego Mesa College World Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


December 12, 2018 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - Composition Students of Dr. Momilani Ramstrum


December 13, 2018 - 5:00-6:00pm - Private

San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees Hail & Farewell Event - University of San Diego - Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice - 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA - San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program Jazz Quartet, San Diego, CA - Directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


SPRING 2019

February 7, 2019 - 5:00-6:00pm - Free

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery Reception - San Diego Mesa College FA 103 Art Gallery - featuring San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


February 13, 2019 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - Päivikki Nykter (violin), Classical chamber music, violin & piano


February 20, 2019 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - Bob Kostlan, Electronic music


February 27, 2019 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - Me Kolme Trio: Robert Zelickman (clarinet), Mawi Kawamura (piano) & Päivikki Nykter (violin & viola)- Classical chamber music 


February 28, 2019 - 4:00-5:00pm - Free

Jazz in the Courtyard - San Diego Mesa College, courtyard between C-100 & C-200 buildings - featuring San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program jazz students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


March 6, 2019 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - Mark Lamson with Jacob Ruson & Nic Fidel (bata), Afro-Cuban bata drumming


March 7, 2019 - 5:00-6:00pm - Free

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery Reception - San Diego Mesa College FA 103 Art Gallery  - featuring San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


March 10, 2019 - 3:00-4:00pm - Free
 
Collaborative Vocal Concert at MiraCosta College - 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056 - Concert Hall, Building 2400 - Joint vocal concert featuring the San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble, directed by Amy Mein & MiraCosta College Concert Chorale, directed by Arlie Langager

March 13, 2019 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - Dr. Patrick Roulet (solo percussion/vibraphone/marimba), Classical percussion music with special guest Dr. N. Scott Robinson (pandeiro)


March 16, 2019 - 12 -1 pm - Free

Mesa Jumpstart - San Diego Mesa College - Commons Cafeteria with music by San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program Jazz Quintet directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson. MUSIC: 12:20-12:40 pm


March 18, 2019 - 7:00-8:30pm - Free

San Diego Mesa College Music Department Showcase Concert - San Diego Mesa College, Rooms C-116 & C-119 in C-100 Building -  The San Diego Seratones, directed by Dr. Momilani Ramstrum; San Diego Mesa College World Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson; San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble, directed by Amy Mein; San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble, directed by George Svoboda; San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bob Magnusson; and San Diego Mesa College Jazz Big Band, directed by Ian Tordella


March 20, 2019 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - K.S. Resmi (Carnatic vocal), South Indian Carnatic classical music, solo vocal 


March 20, 2019 - 6:30-7:30pm - Free

Guitar Ensemble Concert - Serra Mesa Public Library, 9005 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92113 - San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble, directed by George Svoboda


March 21, 2019 - 4:00-5:00pm - Free

Jazz in the Courtyard - San Diego Mesa College, courtyard between C-100 & C-200 buildings - featuring San Diego Mesa College Jazz Big Band, directed by Ian Tordella


April 3, 2019 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - Jaeryoung Lee Quartet (vocal, piano, bass & drums). This jazz concert is a celebration of  the everlasting magic of movies from Italy, America, France and Japan. The featured film and inspirational score will be subsequently introduced with a short clip during this multi media event. Featuring Jaeryoung Lee (piano), Matt Falker (vocal), Mackenzie Leighton (acoustic bass) & Kevin Koch (drumset)


April 3, 2019 - 8:00pm - $15 general admission, $10 students

Jazz Concert - Dizzy's - 1717 Morena Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92110 - San Diego Mesa College Jazz Big Band, directed by Ian Tordella


April 10, 2019 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - San Diego Mesa College Voice, Piano, and Guitar Students, directed by Amy Mein, Dr. J. Craig Johnson, Jaeryoung Lee, Gina Jung, Dr. Xiao-yan Sui, George Svoboda


April 11, 2019 - 5:00-6:00pm - Free

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery Reception - San Diego Mesa College FA 103 Art Gallery  - featuring San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


April 11, 2019 - 10-11 am - Free - Mesa Commons

Cultural Unity Week’s Festival of Colors - San Diego Mesa College, Mesa Commons - featuring a collaboration between the San Diego Mesa College World Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson, students of the Fashion Dept., directed by Susan Lazear, and students from Dance, Visual Art & Drama Depts., directed by Denise Rogers, George Ye & Donna Flourney


April 11, 2019 - 4:00-5:00pm - Free


Jazz in the Courtyard - San Diego Mesa College, courtyard between C-100 & C-200 buildings - featuring San Diego Mesa College Jazz Big Band, directed by Ian Tordella


April 12, 2019 - 7:00-8:15pm - Free

Applied Music Program Evening Recital - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building -  San Diego, CA - Concert featuring San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program students in Classical and Jazz music, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


April 17, 2019 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - San Diego Mesa College Jazz Big Band, directed by Ian Tordella and San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bob Magnusson


April 18, 19, 20, 2019 - 7:00-9:00pm - $12 pre-sale, $15 at door

Mesa Dance Presents Dance Company - An evening of Dance and Entertainment - The Joan B. Kroc Theatre, 6611 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115 - featuring San Diego Mesa College Dance Dept., directed by Donna Flournoy & Mesa Dance Faculty with music by Applied Music Program Jazz Quartet, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson (music 6-7 pm)


April 24, 2019 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble, directed by George Svoboda & San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble, directed by Amy Mein


April 27, 2019 - 6:00-9:00pm - Free

HipAquatic at the Mesa Pool - San Diego Mesa College - featuring Music, Dance, Art, Diving - San Diego Mesa College World Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


May 1, 2019 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - San Diego Mesa College World Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


May 3, 2019 - 5:30-9:00pm - $20.00-$60.00

San Diego Mesa College Golden Scissors Fashion Show with Music - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 - Fashion students, directed by Susan Lazear & Mesa Fashion faculty with music by San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program music students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson (music from 5:30-6:45 pm)


May 8, 2019 - 4:00-5:00pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building -  San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program Classical Recital, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


May 9, 2019 - 5:00-6:00pm - Free

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery Student Opening & Reception - San Diego Mesa College FA 103 Art Gallery  - featuring San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


May 15, 2019 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - San Diego Mesa College Applied Music Program Jazz Recital, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson


May 17, 2019 - 7:00-8:30pm - Free

Vocal, Guitar, and World Music Concert - University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 - Concert with San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble, directed by Amy Mein; San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble, directed by George Svoboda; and San Diego Mesa College World Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson and special guests Fullerton College Chamber Singers, directed by Arian Khaefi


May 22, 2019 - 4:00-5:30pm - Free

Recital Hour - San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119 in C-100 Building - Composition Students of Dr. Momilani Ramstrum