Concert Highlights Music of Ireland, UK

Conductor Michael Shasberger, Adams professor of music and worship

The Westmont Orchestra performs its final concert of the academic year, celebrating the music of Ireland and Britain on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for general admission (students are free), may be purchased at the door. For more information at the Spring Orchestra Concert, please contact… [Continue Reading]

Commencement Honors Sheriff, KEYT-TV

Tom Nguyen, Westmont trustee and managing director of U.S. sales for China International Capital Corp. (CICC), speaks at Westmont Commencement on Saturday, May 5, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Russell Carr Field at Westmont. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown and the KEYT NewsChannel 3 team for… [Continue Reading]

Music Fills the Air at April Concerts

John Butler offers his work at the Composer's Concert and plays drums at the Jazz Concert

Westmont student musicians and composers present a multitude of concerts this month, all of which are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert, premiering several original compositions and pieces by Westmont students, is Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel…. [Continue Reading]

Fringe Takes Over Westmont, Downtown

The Fringe Festival Hub outside Porter Theatre

The annual Westmont Fringe Festival, featuring 11 original student plays being performed in 10 different venues at two different sites, including the downtown Alhecama Theatre and around Westmont’s Porter Theatre, is Thursday, April 19, from 7:20-10:30 p.m.; Friday, April 20, from 7-11:15 p.m. (9:30-11:15 p.m. downtown); Saturday, April 21, 2-4 p.m., with Phoenix Night, which… [Continue Reading]

Senior Art Explores ‘Degrees of Separation’

"Untitled" is an oil painting by Nicole Nicodemus

Fourteen graduating art majors will offer their capstone art projects, which span painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber sculpture, digital prints, welding, assemblage and a charcoal animation from April 5-May 5 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public opening reception for “Degrees of Separation: Westmont Graduate Exhibition” is Thursday, April 5 from 4-6 p.m…. [Continue Reading]

Orchestra, Choir Host ‘Messiah’ Tour

The Westmont Orchestra conducted by Michael Shasberger

The Westmont College Choir and Orchestra will host its Masterworks Concert tour performing Handel’s Messiah (parts 2 and 3) beginning in Santa Barbara on Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Admission is $10, students are free. For more information, please contact the music department at (805)… [Continue Reading]

Chamber Orchestra Hosts Spring Concert

Bassoonist Maya Rouillard

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Winds will host their spring concert Sunday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. The Westmont Chamber Woodwinds, featuring Sarah Hooker (flute), Elaina Hollister (oboe), and Maya Rouillard (bassoon), will perform pieces by Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, and Mozart. The Brass Ensemble will… [Continue Reading]

Theatre Opens ‘End to Avoid Damage’ Play

Troy Chimuma in "Blood Wedding"

Westmont has commissioned a new play that explores friendship and the laundry list of things to do as the end of the world nears. “End to Avoid Damage,” written by Diane Exavier, Westmont theatee arts department scholar-in-residence, will be performed in Porter Hall Black-Box Theatre at Westmont on Sunday, March 25, and Monday, March 26,… [Continue Reading]

Violinist Awarded Guild Scholarship

The 2018 Music Guild winners

Violinist Bryan Kaleta, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, earned top honors at the sixth annual Music Guild Competition March 3, where seven high school seniors competed for Westmont music scholarships. He received the $10,000 Music Guild scholarship (up to $40,000 over four years) plus awards for private music instruction and chamber… [Continue Reading]

Musicians Perform for Guild Scholarships

The 2017 Guild Finalists

Seven high school seniors will compete for Westmont music scholarships at the sixth annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 3, 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]