Class of 2017 Receives ‘Showers of Blessing’

    Nearly 5,000 family members and friends soaked in the pageantry of a Westmont Commencement that honored 300 graduates (103 with honors) during a drizzly morning May 6 at Carr Field. Paul Delaney, Westmont English professor, dubbed the occasion “making memories in the mist.” By the time Commencement speaker reached the podium, the mist… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Choir Tour Visits Italy, Austria

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont College Choir and Chamber Singers will visit Ventura and Los Angeles before flying to Northern Italy and Austria. The free performances will be Sunday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, and Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in First United Methodist Church of Ventura. The performances feature… [Continue Reading]

Local Artists Featured in ‘Out of Place’

Nina Warner - Salinas Pump House - Gouache on Archival Board

Ruth Estévez, the director and curator of the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in downtown Los Angeles since 2012, juries Westmont’s annual exhibition featuring Tri-Country artists May 18-June 24 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, opening reception for “Out of Place,” which features 36 local artists, is Thursday, May 18, from… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Musicians Sweep PASF Competition

Erik Fauss

Westmont student musicians swept the top three instrumental honors April 30 at the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation finals. Junior Erik Fauss (viola) won first place ($5,000), Senior Lalia Mangione (violin) won second place and junior Tim Beccue (cello) won third place. “In their early 20s, these were the youngest competitors in the finals,” says Michael… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Performs in Concerto Concert

Andy Radford is guest conductor of the Orchestra Concerto Concert

The Westmont Orchestra Concerto Concert, featuring guest conductor Andy Radford, is Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Hall and Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for general admission (students are free), may be purchased at the door. For more information, please contact the music… [Continue Reading]

Fringe Fest Arrives Bigger than Ever

A record 85 Westmont students will take part in 27 individual, new pieces of theater, dance and film at the Westmont Fringe Festival on April 20 and 23 at 7 p.m., April 21 at 8 p.m. and April 22 at 3 p.m. at various locations in and around Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Festival passes ($15 general… [Continue Reading]

Watts Pastor to Speak at Commencement

Carol Houston, who serves the Watts community as senior pastor of Bethel Unspeakable Joy Church, speaks at Westmont’s Commencement Saturday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to Patrick Enthoven, a former treasurer and director of Direct Relief, a Santa Barbara-based humanitarian aid organization active in… [Continue Reading]

Spring Sing to Celebrate 56th at SB Bowl

Westmont’s Spring Sing, a student-performed variety show and competition between residence halls, celebrates its 56th anniversary on Saturday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Tickets, which are $25 for general admission and $11 for children 12 and under, can be purchased through AXS.com or at the bowl box office. The tradition… [Continue Reading]

Seniors Show ‘As of Yet Unknown’ Art

The opening reception of the 2016 Senior Show

Fourteen graduating art majors will offer the capstone art projects, which span painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, performance and video, April 6-May 6 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public opening reception for “As of Yet Unknown” is Thursday, April 6, from 4-6 p.m. “This year’s class projects engage a variety of subject… [Continue Reading]

Spring Concerts Bloom this April

The month of April features several free concerts with select ensembles of Westmont students and faculty. For more information, please call the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m in Deane Chapel highlights new works by Westmont student composers performed by both fellow students and the composers… [Continue Reading]