News and Announcements

The Choral Progam had a spectacular weekend at the Heritage Choral Festival.

Chamber Singers: 1st in the Chamber Division with superior ratings
Women's A 2nd in the Women's Ensemble Division with Superiors ratting
Owen Ing and Tobi Stein received the Maestro awards for excellence in solos singing within an ensemble
Chamber Music received the Adjudicator Award, given to the first pick of all 3 adjudicators.
Both Ensembles have been invited to perform in the Festival of Gold next year. Bravo to all.
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Jazz does it again!

Bravo to the Jazz Ensembles for an exceptional showing at the Esperanza Jazz Festival.
B Combo 1st Place
A Combo 2nd Place
C Band 2nd Place
B Band 1st Place
A Band 1st Place
Bravo to all!
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CLASS OF 2017 WALL OF ACCEPTANCES BEGINS!

A. AN: SFSU
F. Buekner: Bethune, Cookman
J. Collins: CSUMB, Langston, UCI, UCM, CSUN, CALPoly, SLO
S. Crum: UCLA, Northwestern, Northeastern, Boston University, Emerson College, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
R. Curci: CSUN
K. Davis: CSUN, CSUF, LMU, SDSU
C. Edwards: UCI, UCM, CSUN, CAL POLY, SLO
J. Freeman: SFST, CSUH
S. Graves: CSUDH, UCI, LMU
S. Gordon: Humboldt, Philander
L. Hampton: Chico
T. Hicks: CSUN, CSUMB, CSUN, Univ. of Hawaii Manoa, Univ. of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii Pacific University
K. Jennings: Howard, Georgia State, LMY
A. Jones: ASU, CSUN, CSUCI, Norther Arizona
K. Jones: Boise State, Oregon State, U of Oregon, CSUF, Humboldt, U. of Arizona, Arizona State
C. Lee: HPU, UH Manoa, UH Hilo, SJSU, CSUMB, CSULB, CSUN
H. Linder: CSUN. SLO, SDSU
S. Liu LaVerne
S. MCCardell: LMU, UofA, TuskegeeDillard, Texas Southern, CSUN
C. Magee: Tusgekee, Northfolk, Shaw
M. Muhammad: Tuskegee, Bethune Cokman, Philander
N. Morgan: SFSU
J. Nelson: CSUDH
T. Naidoo: Morehouse, Xavier, ASU, Northern Arizona, Humboldt, SDSU, CSUN, Baylor, Shaw, Oregon State U.
J. Sacino: Boise, CSUN
D. Silverman: SFSU, DePaul, UIC
C. Smith: Hampton, SDSUm CSUN, Tuskegee, SFSU, HPU, Dillard, Bethune-Cookman, NAU
R. Sunkin: FIDM, SFSU, CSUN
T. Tyner: LACC
A. Ward: CSULA, Bethane-Cook, Clark Atlanta
G. Whiting: humboldt, Berklee College of Music,
J. Woods: Tuskegee, Lincoln, Spellman, Philander, CSUDH, Alabama A & M, Lane
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Bravo to the Jazz Department. Great news from the Western States Competition

Winners everywhere! Here are the result from the Western States Jazz Competition:
B Combo: 2nd Place
A Combo 1st Place
C Band 3rd Place
B Band 1st Place
A Band 2nd Place
B Band: Outstanding trumpet and rhythm section
A Band: Outstanding trumpet section and trombone section.
Soloists Joey Curreri and Ben Farahi won scholarships to the Idylwild Summer jazz camp.
Congrats to all our fine musicians.
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Addidas Sound Studio has broken ground!

Work has begun in the former auto shop soon to be turned into a state of the art sound recording studio, sponsored by Addidas. The Academy of Music and performing Arts was one of 4 schools selected nationwide by Addidas to build a recording studio. Stay tuned for more news.
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