Famed composer ends residency on high note

Friday night’s joint Lancer concert band and chamber singers concert marked the end of this year’s Pamela L. Girard guest artist/masterclass series. Internationally known composer and USC professor Frank Ticheli, the artist in residence, worked with PCC music students over the course of three days, from rehearsing his famous pieces to evaluating students’ original compositions. “What I [liked] about this residency is that it was very comprehensive, I got to work with a whole wide variety of students,” said Ticheli. “I loved … being able …

A not-so-spooky Halloween

On Halloween this year, while some people were off listening to some hard hitting EDM at Escape All Hallows’ Eve, a small audience made their way to the Westerbeck Recital Hall to get a taste of a very different kind of music. Piano, oboe, and the melody of dozens of voices created an incredible sound when the Pasadena City College choir groups performed their Fall Choral Recital.