The American River Current

Riddle navigates the music industry

American River College music student Riddle Anne performs an original song for the ARC Acoustic Cafe on March 1, 2019. (photo by Ariel Caspar)

Ariel Caspar

May 8, 2019

Sitting in the dim lighting of the small performance room in the music theater wing at American River College, one would expect just another ordinary musician to step up to the microphone with a guitar and sing just another ordinary song, but there was something particularly intriguing about Riddle Anne. ...

Music students prepare for Acoustic Cafe

Chair of the music department Eric Chun teaches students how to write chord progressions during his songwriting class, MUSM 120, on Feb. 25, 2019 at American River College. (Photo by Ariel Caspar)

Ariel Caspar

March 7, 2019

The music program at American River College, headed by the chair of the music department Eric Chun, is helping students delve deeper into their musical creativity and develop polished songwriting skills to generate all styles of music. Nine songwriters have been selected from two songwriting classes...

High school choirs join ARC fall concert

American River College Chambers singers sing “Fly Over Paradise” in a live Fall Choral Invitational Concert at ARC’s theater on Nov. 5, 2018. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

December 4, 2018

The fall choral Invitational Concert brought multiple school choirs together to perform one of their best concerts at American River College’s theater on Nov 6. Director Ralph E. Hughes used this opportunity to motivate students by giving information about a music scholarship program. According...

ARC music department holds voice clinic

Professor Catherine Fagiolo gives a lecture to American River College students during a voice clinic. The voice clinic was a workshop that featured an expert singer teaching students how to perform in front of an audience. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Joseph Daniels

September 21, 2015

Music professor Catherine Fagiolo said that she wanted to teach students at the vocal clinic that the act of performing “is not an alien state” and that they should feel comfortable during their singing. The vocal clinic was a workshop for music students who were in the master class, which is...

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