This year’s spring choral “It Gets Better” has an anti-bullying message.

Tim Mascarinas, a Sacramento State student practicing at ARC, conducts the chamber choir at the rehearsal for their performance “It Gets Better”.

Nicholas Corey, Staff
May 12, 2015

American River College’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir is slated to perform no less than 13 songs at their concert Wednesday. Doors will open at 7 p.m. “It Gets Better,” is going to be conducted by professor Ralph Hughes. The songs vary from Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning,”... Read more »

Student musicians, drugs and the Sacramento market


Emily K. Rabasto, Web editor
April 29, 2015

A year ago, 19-year-old Sacramento musician Chris Noia was awoken in his house by the sound of his bandmate being loaded onto a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance on the way to the hospital to be treated for a heroin overdose. Unbeknownst to Noia, his bandmate had started to abuse heroin through... Read more »

Music recitals are being held until Monday

American River College student, Eric Kuvakos strums the guitar to the musical piece, titled "Round Midnight" during last Friday's music recital.

Nicholas Corey, Staff
April 28, 2015

A saxophone, vocalists, flute and guitar playing were all featured on Friday as American River College held a music recital for students and faculty to attend. The opening act of the music recital was by ARC student Nicholas Stefanyshyn, who played Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Trio for Oboes,” and “English... Read more »

UNR’s jazz band performs for ARC


Lena DoBynes, Copy editor
April 14, 2015

The University of Nevada, Reno jazz band was invited to perform for the American River College Studio Jazz Ensemble and the rest of the campus on Thursday in music room 548. ARC was one of three stops for the band, which is on a mini tour in the Sacramento area and  has played at some of the local high... Read more »

ARC student and Film Producer works on two films

Jose Garcia, Co-Scene Editor
April 13, 2015

Alonzo Chism, an American River College student who has worked with hip-hop artists such as Mistah Fab and Krumbsnatcha of Gangstarr, is now working on two films. Chism is working on “Fight 4 Your Life” and on his own urban horror full-length feature film “Hood Damnation.” He began producing... Read more »

ARC concert features Riverrun Quartet jazz band

American River College holds a jazz recital put together by music professor, Dyne Eifersten, and included jazz recitals and showcased art made by faculty and students.

Mychael Jones, Staff
April 13, 2015

Dyne Eifertsen, a professor of jazz studies and the chair of the American River College music department, performed in a free jazz recital concert to showcase ARC faculty artwork. Eifertsen plays in the The Riverrun Quartet jazz band, a group of local Sacramento jazz musicians who performed on March... Read more »

Photo Gallery: ARC orchestra


March 20, 2015

Last Friday and Saturday ARC held an orchestra event. Photo Credit: Matthew Wilke    Wei-Shan Sun on flute performed at the ARC orchestra Wei-Shan Sun performed at the ARC orchestra last Friday and Saturday night. The performers played original... Read more »

Ten American River College musicians perform as concerto-aria winners

Anna Lyubezhanina on violin performed during the ARC orchestra - coordinated by Steven Thompson last Friday and Saturday night.

Cheyenne Drury, Co-Arts & Culture editor
March 20, 2015

The concerto-aria competition winners, all American River College students, performed with the ARC orchestra in the main theater on March 13 and 14 at 7:30p.m. There were ten featured students, the winners, in the orchestra performance including Arend Aldama on piano, Ardalan Gharachorioo on violin,... Read more »

Professor performed alongside multi-award winning collegiate jazz group

Playing on saxaphone Lucas Bere (right) is a member of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet he is playing alongside guitarist Shawn Britt during the March 10th show.

Mychael Jones, Staff
March 18, 2015

Jazz pianist and professor Joe Gilman performed seven songs with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet with compositions ranging from energetic vibes to somber songs in music room 547 on March 10. The Jazz Quintet players improvised songs that they composed and wrote themselves. The Jazz Quintet are a group... Read more »

Choral Choirs performed at the Spring Invitational Concert here at American River College

Professor Hughes conducts the Concert Choir, which are considered to
be among the finest community college choirs in Northern California.

Meredith Durham, Staff
March 17, 2015

The chamber singers and concert choir of American River College held their first concert of the season, the Spring Choral Invitational, Wednesday, which also invited Folsom High School’s chamber singers and, for the first time, the John Adams Academy Virtus Chamber Choir to perform. It was the first... Read more »

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