Choir Tours Pacific Northwest, Vancouver

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont College Choir tours the Pacific Northwest May 8-19 with California performances in Shafter, Davis, Redding and Grass Valley; Oregon performances in Klamath Falls and Salem; Washington performances in Seattle, Anacortes and Lakewood; and Vancouver British Columbia. The choir, which includes 55 performers, will perform a selected repertoire that may include selections by Johann… [Continue Reading]

Top Scientist to Speak at Commencement

The 2015 Golden Warriors

Henry “Fritz” Schaefer III, one of the most distinguished physical scientists in the world, speaks at Westmont’s Commencement Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to David and Anna Grotenhuis, in honor of their generosity and support of Westmont’s students and service to the Santa… [Continue Reading]

Students Earn Fulbright Scholarships

Garrett Cailtin Horiz RL

Two Westmont seniors, Aria Hamann and Jarrett Catlin, both Monroe Scholars, have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to conduct research and teach English outside the U.S. next year. Hamann will conduct hydrology research at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. She will be working with Dutch professor Boris van Breukelen to undertake an independent… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Concert Features Top Soloists

Jessica Kozachuk

The Westmont Orchestra’s annual Concerto Concert, which highlights student soloists, is Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Page Multipurpose Room at Westmont and Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. General admission is $10; all students are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or reserved by calling (805) 565-6040…. [Continue Reading]

Student Musicians, Composers Bloom in April

Student Composer Jay Real

April offers a diverse variety of concerts both on and off campus, all free and open to the public, except the Orchestra Concerto Concerts. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert on Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel highlights new works by Westmont student composers… [Continue Reading]

Fringe Supports Courageous Creativity


More than 80 Westmont students will take part in 33 different pieces of theater, dance, film and performance art at the Westmont Fringe Festival on April 14-17; Thursday, Friday and Sunday starting at 7 p.m., Saturday starting at 3 p.m., all beginning at Porter Theatre. Festival passes ($15 general admission, $10 students/seniors) or daily tickets… [Continue Reading]

Art Majors are ‘Primed’ for Final Show

The 2015 Senior Show in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

Seventeen graduating art majors will display their capstone art projects April 7-May 7 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public reception opens “Primed: Westmont Senior Art Exhibition 2016” on Thursday, April 7, from 4-6 p.m. “We always look forward to the graduating seniors’ art exhibition,” says Judy Larson, R. Anthony Askew professor… [Continue Reading]

Culver City Cellist Wins Music Competition

2016 Music Guild Finalists: Nyajima Tut, Christina Yang, Marlena Gonzalez, Marissa Condie, Bethany Yew and William Ellzey

Cellist William Ellzey of Culver City earned top honors at the fourth annual Music Guild Competition, where six high school seniors competed for Westmont music scholarships March 5. Ellzey won the Guild Scholarship, receiving up to $10,000 in annual music scholarship funds (up to $40,000 over four years) to study at Westmont. Significant music scholarships… [Continue Reading]

Musicians to Compete for Scholarships

Last year's finalists: Sierra Farrar, Merckx Dascomb, Jonathan Wong, Kennedy Hahn, Kathryn Ogata and Mirah Ray

Six high school seniors will compete for Westmont music scholarships at the fourth annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at Westmont’s Deane Chapel on lower campus. The event is free and open to the public. The winner of the Guild Scholarship, who will be announced immediately following the event, will… [Continue Reading]

Musical March Includes Masterworks

Westmont Orchestra

Westmont music department provides a range of musical performances in the month of March, all free, unless otherwise noted. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Choral Masterworks Concert, featuring an hour-long piece composed by Steve Butler, is Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E…. [Continue Reading]