Choral Festival to Hit the Right Notes

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont Fall Choral Festival, combining the voices of about 400 students from 14 high schools, is Friday, Oct. 28, at 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., both at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Half of the choirs will perform at 4:45 p.m. and the remaining half will perform prior to Westmont ensembles at… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Honors Shakespeare, Cervantes

The Westmont Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra opens its 11th season celebrating the 400th anniversary of the deaths of literary greats William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in its fall concert Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Hall and Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for general… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit Features Uyesaka’s ‘Long Story Short’

Dug Uyesaka's "Untitled," a photo polymer intaglio (2011)

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum opens the fall season with a diverse collection of art objects and images by third generation Japanese-American Dug Uyesaka Oct. 20- Jan. 14 in the museum. A free, opening reception for “Dug Uyesaka: Long Story Short” is Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4-6 p.m. in the museum. Uyesaka enrolled at UC Santa… [Continue Reading]

Homecoming to Honor Outstanding Alumni


Westmont will honor the late William S. “Bill” Klug ’98 and Angie Hill ’90 as Alumnus and Alumna of the Year during Homecoming 2016 Oct. 14-16. Jeff Dykstra ’92, co-founder and CEO of Partners in Food Solutions, will receive the Global Service Award, and Matt Blickendorf ’08, an emergency physician in Indianapolis, has earned the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Offers the Bard’s ‘As You Like It’

John Blondell directing “Dido and Aeneas” in January

Westmont College Festival Theatre presents one of Shakespeare’s most loved and popular plays “As You Like It” on Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in Porter Theatre. General admission is $12; $7 for students, children and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at “The play is full of remarkable language, wonderful comic… [Continue Reading]

Finehouse to Perform Piano Recital

Constantine Finehouse

Pianist Constantine Finehouse, artist-in-residence at Westmont, performs works by Frédéric Chopin and Clara and Robert Schumann on Friday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The piano recital is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Westmont Music Department at (805) 565-6400. Finehouse, who was born in St. Petersburg,… [Continue Reading]

Westmont in Top 100 for 8th Straight Year


Westmont remains in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth straight year. “America’s Best Colleges, 2017 Edition” lists Westmont as tied for No. 99 out of the nation’s liberal arts colleges. Only eight other liberal arts colleges in California appear in the top 100: Pomona (T-4th),… [Continue Reading]

Staged Reading Explores Immigration

Mitchell Thomas Directed "Good Day" in 2015

Westmont College Festival Theatre launches the first of three staged readings by international playwrights to explore diverse global issues on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in Porter Theatre. “Nocturnal,” written by Juan Mayorga and directed by Mitchell Thomas, Westmont professor of theater, is free and open to the public. “Westmont is taking a college-wide… [Continue Reading]

Faculty Recital Features Sonos Winds

Sonos Winds: Andrea Di Maggio, Trey Farrell, Steven Gross, Andy Radford and Joanne Kim

The fall 2016 Westmont Faculty Recital, featuring the Stravinsky Trio and the four-member Sonos Winds, is Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The trio includes Han Soo Kim (violin), Joanne Kim (clarinet) and… [Continue Reading]

Lit Moon Turns 25 with ‘Glass Menagerie’

Glass-Menagerie-RGB copy

John Blondell, Westmont theater arts professor, celebrates the 25th anniversary of Santa Barbara-based Lit Moon Theatre Company by presenting Tennessee Williams’ American masterpiece “The Glass Menagerie” Sept. 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Tickets, which cost $20 general admission and $15 for students, seniors and children, are… [Continue Reading]