Westmont Welcomes MAW Fellows as Residents

Scott Reed, president and CEO of Music Academy of the West, and Gayle Beebe, Westmont president, flanked by Tiffany DeVries, dean of students, Margaret Cafarelli, Chair,  Kandy Luria-Budgor, board member Music Academy, Jonathan E. Steiner CFO/Vice President of Finance

Westmont will host 140 fellows from the Music Academy of the West in residence during the academy’s eight-week summer music festivals beginning in summer 2016. The academy fellows will reside in Clark and Armington Halls at Westmont. “We’re excited to establish a long-term partnership with this outstanding institution in our community,” says Westmont President Gayle… [Continue Reading]

Jill Felber Offers Flute Masterclass

Flutist Jill Felber

Jill Felber, professor of flute at UC Santa Barbara, offers a flute masterclass, featuring performances by the advanced private students of Andrea Di Maggio (Westmont) and Dr. Linda Holland (SBCC), Saturday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. The Masterclass is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the… [Continue Reading]

Goodman, Puccinelli Examine Their Art

Keith Puccinelli and Dane Goodman in front of "Pajamas"

Well-known local artists Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli will talk about their artwork at a lecture Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The talk, co-sponsored by the Westmont Art Department and the Gaede Institute for Liberal Arts, is free and open to the public. Judy L. Larson, R. Anthony Askew professor… [Continue Reading]

Pianist Finehouse to Perform Recital

Constantine Finehouse

Pianist Constantine Finehouse, a scholar-in-residence at Westmont, performs music by Alexander Scriabin, Chopin, Mozart and Beethoven on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Westmont Music Department at (805) 565-6400. “‘Sonata Pathetique’ by Beethoven is probably the first… [Continue Reading]

Faculty Recital Features Original Works

Dr. Steve Hodson

The Westmont Music Department jumps into a new season with a free faculty recital featuring original music on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. For more information about the Fall Faculty Recital, please contact Michelle Starrh at (805) 565-6040. “It is a wonderful way to start the semester with great performers and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts Lit Moon Mini Festival


The theater season begins in dramatic style Sept. 3-6 when Westmont hosts a mini festival featuring several Westmont professors and alumni performing work developed by Lit Moon Theatre Company artists in a variety of indoor locations around campus. The festival opens with “The Lover,” written by Harold Pinter and directed by Lauren Hall ’14, on… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Museum Opens Exciting Season

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) "Spring at Les Sablons near Veneux-Nadon," 1880

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art will offer several dynamic and diverse exhibitions in the 2015-16 season, including shows featuring Santa Barbara artists such as Dane Goodman, Keith Puccinelli, 19th-century French artists including Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Berthe Morisot, Henri Matisse; and contemporary artists Alison Saar, Richard Serra and James Surls. A family day on March 5,… [Continue Reading]

Goodman, Puccinelli’s ‘Tug’ Opens Art Season

The Boat . 2014-2015 . Duct tape, cellophane, plastic, wood, wire, lighting . 27 x 25 x 6 ft.

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features well-known local artists Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli in its season-opening exhibition Sept. 2-Oct. 17. The museum will host a reception for “tug: Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli,” featuring the artists, Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 4:30-7 p.m. The artists will give a lecture about their work on Wednesday,… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Launches New Music Academy

Director Han Soo Kim

The new Westmont Academy for Young Artists (WAYA), an intensive 10-day program for young musicians, offers two faculty concerts on Aug. 13 and 20 at 3:30 p.m. and two student concerts Aug. 14 and 21 at 3:30 p.m., all in Deane Chapel. The performances are free and open to the public. About 30 students from… [Continue Reading]

Local Artists Featured in ‘Vital’ Exhibition

Bill Dewey "Sacramento Delta Patterns"

Katie Curry of Goleta won Best in Show, earning the $1,000 James A. McIntyre Memorial cash prize at the opening reception of “VITAL: Tri-County Juried Exhibition” May 21 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Beverly Decker of Summerland won the 1st Art Council Award of $500 and Bill Dewey of Santa Barbara won 2nd… [Continue Reading]