Music Department

Welcome to the Hartnell College Music Department

Many courses which require no previous musical training
Small classes provide individualized instruction
Performance opportunities for all students
Modern, well-equipped facilities including 550-seat theater, 125-seat recital hall

Click on the links below for more information.

Hartnell Music Classes
The Hartnell Choir and Chamber Singers
The Hartnell Community Chorus
The Hartnell Jazz/Wind Ensemble
The Hartnell Community Band
The Hartnell Community Orchestra
Upcoming Concerts





.

Music Classes - Opportunities for All Students



FOR LISTENERS
No previous musical training or experience required.
Music 1. MUSIC APPRECIATION
Music 5. ETHNIC MUSICS IN THE UNITED STATES





LEARN TO READ MUSIC
No previous training in music is required.
Music 2. MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS




LEARN ABOUT RECORDING, SYNTHESIZERS, COMPUTERS & MIDI
No previous training in music is required.
Music 42A. ELECTRONIC MUSIC-RECORDING
Music 42B. ELECTRONIC MUSIC-SYNTHESIZERS
Music 43. ELECTRONIC MUSIC-MIDI




LEARN TO SING
No previous training in music is required.
Music 10. VOICE CLASS




LEARN TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT
Group instruction on all levels. Beginners are urged to enroll.
Music 13. BEGINNING PIANO
Music 14. INTERMEDIATE PIANO
Music 15. ADVANCED PIANO
Music 17. GUITAR




BE IN A MUSICAL GROUP (DAY)
Performing musical groups open to all students who sing or play an appropriate instrument.
Music 20. HARTNELL COLLEGE CHOIR - MWF 12-1 p.m.
Music 21. HARTNELL CHAMBER SINGERS - MWF 1-2 p.m.
Music 25. HARTNELL WIND ENSEMBLE - Tu Th noon-1:30
Music 26. HARTNELL JAZZ ENSEMBLE - Tu Th noon-1:30




BE IN A MUSICAL GROUP (EVENING) 7-10 p.m.
Performing musical groups open to all students who sing or play an appropriate instrument.
Music 22. COMMUNITY CHORUS - Monday evening
Music 28. COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND - Tuesday evening
Music 32. COMMUNITY CONCERT ORCHESTRA - Thursday evening




GET SERIOUS ABOUT MUSIC
Music Theory (Harmony, Analysis, Sight-Singing and Ear Training).
Open to all students who can read music. Required for music majors.
Music 50. HARMONY
Music 51. MUSICIANSHIP
Music 52. INTERMEDIATE HARMONY
Music 53. INTERMEDIATE MUSICIANSHIP

Music 55. INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC LITERATURE



ALL COURSES ARE TRANSFERABLE TO FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS
For further information on Hartnell music courses or events call 755-6905 or 755-6906.

HARTNELL COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT
411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
755-6905 755-6906

Return to top of Hartnell Music page






.

Hartnell Choir and Chamber Singers

HARTNELL COLLEGE CHOIR


The Hartnell College Choir is a non-audition SATB singing group open to anyone who is a student at Hartnell College. No prior singingexperience is necessary. The group meets three times a week for onehour and usually has three performances per semester. Repertoireincludes music from all genres, including traditional choral literaturefrom the various time periods as well as more contemporary styles suchas show tunes and jazz.

HARTNELL COLLEGE CHAMBER SINGERS


The Hartnell College Chamber Singers is an audition only group comprised of 14-16 students who are concurrently enrolled in the Hartnell CollegeChoir. The group meets three times a week for one hour and usually hasupwards of 8-10 performances per semester, many of them off campus.Singing experience is necessary and most students in this group possessbasic sightreading skills. Repertoire varies from traditional, smallgroup choral music such as madrigals to more contemporary music.Members of this group are also asked to learn choreography for certainsongs as in the style of a swing choir.

Return to top of Hartnell Music page






.

Hartnell Community Chorus

Any adult of any age is urged to join the Hartnell Community choir, which meets on Monday evenings, 7-9:45 PM. Directed by one of the area's most effective choral enthusiasts, Linda Keill, the group combines exposure to an endless variety of choral music with performance experience, cameraderie, and just a whole lot of fun learning the fundamentals of vocal music.

The group generally gives up to two concerts a season. You can pick up one music credit per semester by enrolling in this class, which is a place to come and learn from the ground up, or to bring whatever range of experience you have to contribute.

The class includes a large number of returnees each season. A hand-picked "chorus within a chorus" gives more experienced singers a chance to work on and perform a few more difficult a capella selections each semester.

Return to top of Hartnell Music page






.

Hartnell Jazz/Wind Ensemble


The Hartnell Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble are classes which are open to all day students and offer units of transferable university credit. The Wind Ensemble studies and performs music for small wind/percussion ensemble and often features soloists from within the group. The Jazz Ensemble plays all types of American swing, jazz, pop and rock. Students register for one group or the other but most perform with both ensembles often switching instruments. The ensembles rehearse Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m.

They perform regularly at college and community events. The group has performed at the Salinas Area Chamber of Commerce "Taste of the Valley" at Sherwood Hall and for the dinner dance in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Hartnell College. Other performances have included concerts for the Salinas and King City Rotary clubs, Alisal High School, Salinas High School, Gonzales High School, Northridge Mall, the Salinas Valley Fair in King City, and the Hartnell College Foundation.

The group performs as a pep band at Hartnell home football games and has appeared in Cherry's Jubilee at Laguna Seca. In October, 1992 eighteen members of the Hartnell Jazz Ensemble traveled to JAPAN. The band was selected by the Hartnell Foundation to represent Hartnell at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Miyagi College, our sister college, in Sendai, Japan.

During 1996-97 the band performed for two Hartnell Music Department "Extravaganza Events", two Office of Community Education Tea Dances, the ground-breaking ceremony for the Steinbeck Center, the Hartnell Faculty and Staff Awards Night, Frank Paul School, Loma Vista School, and Spreckels School. During the 1997-98 year the band performed for a Hartnell Music Department "Extravaganza", the Monterey County Ethnic Cultural Council Day at Hartnell, Frank Paul School, and San Benancio School. In June of 1998 the Band performed for the pre-opening gala of the Steinbeck Center.

On January 3, 1999 the Band performed as part of the inaugural festivities of California Governor Gray Davis.

Return to top of Hartnell Music page






.

Hartnell College Community Band

The Hartnell College Community Band is an evening class at Hartnell which is open without audition to all members of the community who play a band instrument. High school and junior high students are required to also be participants in the instrumental program at their school. The band rehearses every Tuesday evening and presents concerts each semester. The band performs traditional and contemporary band music, transcriptions of orchestral works of the great composers, and broadway and film music.


CONCERT PROGRAM from December 15, 1998

MARCH and CHORUS by George Frideric Handel

FIRST SUITE IN E-flat for MILITARY BAND by Gustav Holst

EL GATO MONTES by Manuel Penella

MARCH SLAV by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

THE ROYAL FIREWORKS MUSIC by George Frideric Handel

Mars from THE PLANETS by Gustav Holst

A CONTINENTAL CHRISTMAS arranged by Elliot del Borgo
O Tannenbaum (Germany)
Fum, Fum, Fum (Spain)
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella (France)
Good King Wenceslas (England)

SUITE OF CAROLS arranged by Leroy Anderson
While By My Sheep
In Dulci Jubilo
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
March of the Kings


Return to top of Hartnell Music page






.

Hartnell College Community Orchestra


The Hartnell Community Concert Orchestra is an evening class at Hartnell which is open without audition to all members of the community who play a string, wind or percussion instrument. The ensemble is one of only two community orchestras in Monterey County and is made up of players of all ages. High school and junior high students are required to also be participants in the instrumental program at their school if one is available. The orchestra rehearses every Thursday evening.

In recent years the orchestra has performed works ranging from American film music to Turkey in the Straw to the Reformation Symphony of Mendelssohn. Major symphonic works performed have also included the Russian Easter Overture of Rimsky-Korsakov and the Great C Major Symphony of Schubert.


CONCERT PROGRAM from December 10, 1998

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION by Modest Musorgsky
Promenade
Great Gate of Kiev

WATER MUSIC by George Frideric Handel
Allegro
Hornpipe

SYMPHONY NO. 2 in D by MajorLudwig van Beethoven
Adagio molto - Allegro con brio

TITANIC by James Horner

POLOVETZIAN DANCES from Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin
Dance of the Slave Maidens
Dance of the Wild Men
Dance of the Archers

PEER GYNT SUITE by Edvard Grieg
Prelude
Anitra's Dance
In the Hall of the Mountain King

SANTA'S CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS arranged by Mark Williams

VARIATIONS ON JOY TO THE WORLD by Hershy Kay

ST. NICK'S MEDLEY arranged by Patricia Sanders
Dana Vivit and Jacquelyn Searson, handbells
Jeffrey Parola, piano

CAROL OF THE BELLS by Leontovich-Wilhousky
Ukrainian Christmas Carol

Return to top of Hartnell Music page






.

Upcoming Concerts at Hartnell College



BROADWAY EXTRAVAGANZA RAISES FUNDS FOR HARTNELL MUSIC DEPARTMENT
Friday, March 19, 1999


The Hartnell College Foundation presented BROADWAY EXTRAVAGANZA (A Banquet with Musical Accompaniment) on Friday, March 19, 1999 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. in Steinbeck Hall of the Hartnell College Center.

An admission of $20 per person includes dinner, wine and a full evening of instrumental and vocal interpretations of the brilliant hits from the broadway stage. Tickets are available from the Hartnell College Foundation Office on the campus (755-6810) or from Hartnell College music faculty and students (755-6906).

Proceeds from the event will benefit the instrumental and choral music programs of Hartnell College.

The evening's musical entertainment will be provided by over 160 Hartnell musicians and will feature performances by the Hartnell Community Chorus under the direction of Linda Keill, the Hartnell Choir and Chamber Singers under the direction of Sandy Rudo, and the Hartnell Community Band and Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Carl Christensen. The evening will conclude with classic big band swing music for dancing or listening provided by the Hartnell Jazz Band.

For further information contact:Hartnell College Foundation 755-6810Hartnell Music Department 755-6906

Return to top of Hartnell Music page