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]

Altman to Premier a Play of Anxiety, Joy

Playwright Mia Taylor Altman

“You Can’t Keep Living This Way,” a comedy that examines everyday joy and disparity through a quirky lens, premieres Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. all at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The play is free and open to the public. “I wanted to explore the complexities… [Continue Reading]

Masterworks Includes Mozart Vespers

Katie Ogata

The Choral Masterworks Concert, featuring selections by Georg Philipp Telemann, Thomas Linley Jr. and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 305 East Anapamu Street. Admission is $10, students are free. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. Teleman (1681-1767) was perhaps the… [Continue Reading]

Illinois Violinist Wins Guild Scholarship

The 2017 Guild Finalists

Violinist Anna Stenzel of Illinois earned top honors at the fifth annual Music Guild Competition March 4, where six high school seniors competed for Westmont music scholarships. Stenzel won the Guild Scholarship, receiving $10,000 in annual music scholarship funds (up to $40,000 over four years) to study at Westmont, in addition to her initial violin… [Continue Reading]

Blondell Stages ‘Richard III’ in Black Box

John Blondell, Westmont professor of theater arts, directs a Lit Moon Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” presenting the king’s Machiavellian rise to power and short reign, on March 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Hall Black-Box Theatre. Tickets, which cost $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors, may be… [Continue Reading]

Top Musicians to Compete for Scholarships

William Ellzey, Guild Scholarship winner 2016

Six high school seniors will compete for Westmont music scholarships at the fifth annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 4, 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]

Talk to Explore Church Worship Practices

Dr. Lisa DeBoer

Lisa DeBoer, Westmont professor of art history, examines various church worship practices in a talk, “Becoming the Body of Christ, or Not,” Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture is free and open to the public. Christians have commonly looked to… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Features Wagner, Korsakoff

The Westmont College Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra, after a tour to our nation’s capital, performs music by Richard Wagner and Rimsky Korsakoff at the Spring Orchestra Concert Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West and Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for… [Continue Reading]