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Music 2015-2016 Season

Major performing groups include Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Chorale & College Singers and Orchestra. The performing groups along with faculty and guest artists hold concerts throughout the year.

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WIND ENSEMBLE Concerts
Oct. 22, Dec. 3, March 10 and April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre 

Tickets $6 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups. 

Under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson featuring classics for full band, as well as small wind and percussion ensembles and soloists. 

Wind Ensemble

CHORALE & COLLEGE SINGERS Concerts
Oct. 25 at 3 p.m., Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m., March 8 at 7:30 p.m., May 1 at 3 p.m.
 
Proscenium Theatre 

Tickets $6 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Ng, featuring selections for a large mixed-voice choir and a more select mixed-voice a cappella choir. 

Chorale & College Signers

JAZZ ENSEMBLE concerts
Dec. 1 and April 26 at 7:30 p.m. 
Proscenium Theatre

Tickets $6 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

Under the direction of Mike Kuhn featuring jazz standards performed from a variety of periods in big band style.  

Jazz Ensemble

ORCHESTRA concerts
Dec. 5 and April 30 at 3 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

Tickets $6 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups. 

Under the direction of Dr. Alexander Tentser featuring a repertoire for orchestra with high school/college students and community adults. The mission of the orchestra is to educate young adults and the Tucson community about orchestral music, including classical and other varieties of musical styles, and to provide the opportunity to perform in a collaborative group setting. 

PCC Orchestra

DR. DEANNA SWOBODA TUBA
Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. 
Recital Hall

Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups. 

Dr. Deanna Swoboda, assistant professor of music at Arizona State University, performs a guest artist tuba concert featuring selections inspired by classics and contemporary literature. Dr. Swoboda has enjoyed a vibrant career as a performer, educator, and entrepreneur. As a performer she played tuba with the internationally recognized Dallas Brass and performed hundreds of solo recitals throughout the United States and Europe, including solos and presentations with the United States Army String Orchestra, the Deutsches Tubaforum, the National Conservatory of Madrid, the Porto Portugal Higher School for the Arts Conservatory and St. Petersburg Conservatory.

Deanna Swoboda

CANTORES
February 21 at 3 p.m. 
Recital Hall

Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups. 

A guest artist vocal recital. The male a cappella quartet features faculty Jonathan Ng, counter-tenor and tenor; and guest artists Jose “Chach” Snook, counter-tenor and tenor; Vincent Jackson, tenor; Darryl King, baritone and Suzanne Eanes, accompanist.

Cantores

ALEX CARDIERI PIANO & FRIENDS 
April 10 at 3 p.m.
Recital Hall

Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

Music faculty Alex Cardieri performs a lecture recital featuring popular music in America. He has been a music educator since 1979. Cardieri holds a bachelor’s of music in piano and master’s of music in music theory from the Manhattan School of Music. He was awarded the O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Teaching Music Award in 2003, is a co-writer of the Arizona K-8 General Music Standards 2006, past president of the Arizona Society for General Music and past executive board member of the Arizona Music Educators Association.

Alex Cardieri

DR. MARK NELSON TUBA
April 14 at 7 p.m.  
Recital Hall

Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

An annual faculty tuba recital featuring classic, contemporary and premiered works for tuba. Dr. Nelson has given recitals, master classes and lectures in such diverse locations as Austria, Canada, England, Japan, Australia and many parts of the United States. He has premiered over 30 new works for tuba and has been instrumental in helping establish a number of consortium commissions for new works. Dr. Nelson holds degrees from Point Loma Nazarene University; Trinity College of Music, London; The University of Vermont and Arizona State University where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. His annual tuba recitals have drawn hundreds of students and community members to the Center for the Arts over the past fourteen years.  

Mark Nelson

BEN MCCARTNEY CLASSICAL GUITAR
April 24 at 3 p.m. 
Recital Hall

Tickets $8 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

An annual faculty recital. Music faculty Ben McCartney performs a solo classical guitar concert. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the western hemisphere, including Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela and the continental United States. He has won prizes in several solo guitar competitions— the Ralph Stevens Solo Guitar Competition (2000), the Norman Sholin Solo Guitar Competition (2001), and was a finalist in the Walnut Valley Solo Fingerstyle Competition (2003).

Ben McCartney