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At GCC: Music ensembles set to perform at Glendale Community College

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A variety of music performances and other activities are coming up at Glendale Community College.
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The fall music season at Glendale Community College will feature concerts by the college choir, chamber singers and opera workshop; Glendale College Community Orchestra; Latin jazz ensemble and jazz combo; world music ensemble; vocal jazz and jazz guitar ensemble; GCC jazz band; and an off-campus performance by the concert singers.

November is the month for jazz concerts. Chris Rios is the director of the Latin jazz ensemble and jazz combo. which will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 in the college’s auditorium. The groups perform traditional jazz and Latin jazz music. Admission is free.

Cathlene Pineda and Byron Delto direct the vocal jazz ensemble and jazz guitar ensemble. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 in the auditorium. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for students and seniors.

The Glendale Community College jazz band will perform at 4 p.m. on Nov. 24 in the auditorium. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for students and seniors. The group performs instrumental and vocal jazz arrangements.


The December concert lineup will start with the world music ensemble performing at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 in Kreider Hall on the college campus. Paul Livingstone directs the ensemble. Admission to the concert is free.

Tobin Sparfeld and Anita Protich lead the college choir, chamber singers and opera workshop, which will perform a program of choral works and opera excerpts. The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 in the college’s auditorium. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for students and seniors.

The Glendale College Community Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Sherman, will present its fall concert at 3 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the auditorium. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for students and seniors.

The concert singers will perform at 4 p.m. on Dec. 15 at San Marino Community Church, 1750 Virginia Road, San Marino.


Tickets for campus events are available for purchase at the college’s auditorium box office starting an hour before each performance.

A full schedule of Glendale Community College’s music programs and performing ensembles can be found at

The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road.

Los Angeles is subject of photo exhibit

The current exhibit showing at the Glendale Community College Art Gallery, titled “David Yamamoto: L.A. Horizons,” will close Nov. 27.

It is a photographic survey documenting the changing landscape of Los Angeles created while Yamamoto, a photography instructor at the college, was on sabbatical. The Los Angeles native captures the transformation of once-familiar places. The images document the increasing density and changing physical environment, which is redefining living and working in the Los Angeles area.

Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

For more information, visit

Study abroad program offers trip to Armenia

Glendale Community College is offering a study-abroad trip to Armenia this coming summer, with students taking classes June 20 through July 12 in Armenia after a week at the local college.


The cost is $2,295, plus air and college fees. Students must enroll in all four units. The courses offered are Social Science 105: Our Digital World (three units) and Student Development 48: Student Development Field Studies (one unit).

The program will start with a week of on-campus lectures and activities June 15 through 18 before departing for Yerevan, Armenia. Once in Armenia, the program will continue with lectures, discussions, hands-on activities and field trips to sites of key cultural and historic importance.

The college has offered past programs to countries such as France, the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Italy, Greece, Bali, Spain and Ireland.

Glendale Community College is a member of the California Colleges for International Education, a consortium of community colleges dedicated to cooperation in advancing international education for California citizens. Applications for the summer 2020 programs are available now.

More information about Glendale Community College’s study-abroad opportunities can be found by visiting or by email at

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