The American River Current

Even a brain tumor can’t stop this music driven professor

Professor Arthur Lapierre directs his MUP 401 Advanced Vocal Jazz Ensemble class at American River Collge on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Jack Harris)

Jack Harris

October 9, 2019

Arthur Lapierre arrived before the rest of his class to a room with walls lined with acoustic padding and a plethora of orchestral instruments and equipment pushed up to the edges. Lapierre wheeled the grand piano across the empty floor, swept the cover off and started to play. He began playing a pie...

ARC student set to perform for the first time in national jazz festival

Lead baritone for ARC's vocal jazz ensemble, Gabe Catabran, rehearses 'Love Wins' on March 10, 2016 as he prepares for upcoming jazz festival in Monterey. (Photo by Shiavon Chatman)

Shiavon Chatman

March 12, 2016

Gabe Catabran is the lead baritone on American River College’s vocal jazz ensemble. Catabran is a part of VJ1, the audition-required section of the jazz team. He has been attending ARC for three years and “plans on transferring soon, maybe in about a year or so” said Catabran. He sta...

ARC’s vocal jazz ensemble set to perform in Monterey Jazz Festival

Vocal jazz ensemble students rehearse for upcoming music festival in Monterey on March 9, 2016. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Shiavon Chatman

March 11, 2016

American River College’s Vocal Jazz ensemble has been invited to play at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, one of the most popular jazz festivals in the country. Only six ensemble’s in the United States are selected to go each year and ARC has been selected for the past three years...

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