Last Friday, faculty of the Music Department showed us what they are made of -- pure talent. These instructors have the stuff that makes people tap their feet, sing and dance, and want to come back for more.
Instructors who have made their careers at SCC and some who are just beginning their work here delivered a couple of hours of entertainment as a gift to students, faculty and staff to start off Fall Quarter 2010.
Jeff Junkinsmith did double duty, performing on piano and emceeing. His ease in both roles was evident as he introduced musicians with respect and admiration.
Voice, piano, saxophone and banjo were just a few of the instruments tapped into for the annual Music Department Open House.
Tom Moran's bluegrass group returned from a one year "sabbatical" to perform. The zippy tune brought a huge applause as did Sue Dolacky and Fred Lokken's duet of "Anything you can do I can do Better." Bruce Spitz's version of an Eric Clapton piece was performed with quiet elegance and the jazz performances by Doug Reid, Steve Kim Doug Zangar and newcomers Jeff Kashiwa and James Elenteny was electrifying.
Kudos to an inspiring group of artists that includes Bruce Spitz, Jensina Byington, Helena Azevedo, Barry Ehrlich, Sue Dolacky, Doug Reid, Tom Moran, Steve Mallott, Charles Enlow, Fredrick Lokken, Steve Kim, Doug Zangar, Andy Shaw, and of course, to newcomers, Kashiwa and Elenteny. All the performances were stellar and provided a real testimony to the kind of educators are students are learning from.
One administrator was overhead saying, “I really want to enroll in music classes!”
Even though the two hour-long performances provided the perfect excuse for employees to leave their desks and classrooms, Junkinsmith reminded the group at the end of the show that it was back to work, directing students to appropriate classrooms.
A fundraiser for music scholarships is planned for 3 p.m., Sunday, January 30, 2011. Watch DAAG for more information.
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