GCC Performing Arts

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Enjoy this sneak peek of "Anger" from "The Threshold of the Year to Come" by Joel Love, Composer! Don't miss the premiere THIS FRIDAY, July 30th at 630PM EDT for ClarinetFest 2021. (Direct YouTube link in the comments.) This work explores the emotions experienced during the pandemic: Anxiety, Anger, Hope, and Joy! Free to register at Clarinet.org
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We had too much fun recording Alyssa Morris's Up and Away for clarinet, bass clarinet, and piano today! Thanks to Gail Novak for playing with us, Robert Spring for producing, and Clarke Rigsby for recording this beautiful piece! Thank you Alyssa for adapting this piece for Égide Duo! ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre GCC Performing Arts Glendale Community College Silverstein Works Henri SELMER Paris Clarinets Conn-Selmer Inc.
Please enjoy Prelude, the first movement of John Steinmetz 's Songs and Dances arrangement for Égide Duo! We are excited to share a movement each day of this beautiful four movement work, so stay tuned for the rest of the piece! Henri SELMER Paris Clarinets Conn-Selmer Inc. Silverstein Works ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre GCC Performing Arts Glendale Community College
Need a break from the end of the year craziness? Check out "The Devourer" from John Steinmetz's Coal Seams
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Égide Duo is thrilled to release our debut album collaborating with composers to create and present music that addresses social change. 100% of the album proceeds will be donated to nonprofit organizations supporting the homeless, efforts to achieve justice and equity, and protecting the environment.

The album can be purchased digitally on the following platforms:

Soundset Recordings

Apple Music

Amazon Music



YouTube Music

And in CD format through Soundset Recordings and Égide Duo

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We hope you enjoy our very silly Flight of the Bumblebee! Bee sure to watch until the end 😹 GCC Performing Arts ASU School of Music AEA Ribbon Mics and Preamps Silverstein Works Henri SELMER Paris Clarinets Conn-Selmer Inc. Sound Devices
GCC Performing Arts with Desert Valley Elementary School students ❤️🖤❤️🖤
We are so proud of our Gauchos!

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Operating as usual

We Wait-Eddie Healy 01/01/2023

We Wait-Eddie Healy

Happy New Year!

Here is a recent performance of our Glendale Guitar Orchestra, 'We Wait' by Texas based composer Eddie Healy.


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We Wait-Eddie Healy We Wait.....Eddie HealyGlendale Guitar Orchestra Chuck Hulihan, director Recorded LIVE in the Glendale Community College Performing Arts Center on December 9...


“My hopes are that the musicians will fully engage with the repertoire, embrace the joy of discovery and the challenge of the creative process, and … leave with new friends … as well as a sense of accomplishment.” Get to know 2022 NAfME All-National Honor Guitar Ensemble conductor Chuck Hulihan: https://bit.ly/ANHEChuckHulihan Apply by May 27 nafme.org/ANHE

You're invited to attend the Artists of Promise Galas 2022 | Paradise Valley Community College 04/20/2022

You're invited to attend the Artists of Promise Galas 2022 | Paradise Valley Community College

Come hear GCC students perform at the 2022 Artists of Promise gala at PVCC this Thursday


You're invited to attend the Artists of Promise Galas 2022 | Paradise Valley Community College The Artists of Promise is an annual gala and exhibition honoring the Chancellors’ Award Winners of Maricopa Community Colleges' student competitions in creative writing, dance/choreography, fashion design, film/media arts, music composition, music instrumental, music vocal, theatre design, theatre...


Enjoying a great guest artist residency at GCC with Dr. José Luis Puerta from the University of Arizona. Everyone is receiving private lessons, and JLP is undertaking a marathon these two days. So glad to have him here to provide this experience for our students, he’s great, and they are very responsive. Glendale Community College



Based on The Comic Strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Directed by David Seitz

Musical Direction by Kathleen Berger

Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life's great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.April [email protected] 7:30 pm

Show Dates and Times:
April 2nd @7:30pm
April 7th @2:30pm and 7:30pm
April 8th @7:30pm
April 9th @7:30pm

Performances are at the GCC Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are FREE, but we ask that you reserve your seats.



Our very own Bill Humbert will present “Seven Habits of Success” this morning to our Music Majors at Glendale Community College.


Music by Annette Kruisbrink, Adrian Andrei, Jürg Kindle, Patrick Roux, Guy Bergeron, Roland Dyens, Sergio Assad, Francisco Tarrega, and Yuquijiro Yocoh. FREE admission, GCC Performing Arts Center. Come celebrate student success with GCC Guitar.

Photos from GCC Performing Arts's post 02/22/2022

A busy week for music students at GCC, Tuesday at 2:30pm Music Student Showcase, Wednesday at 7:30pm Guitar Studio Recital, and 6pm Friday outdoors with our Choirs. Come support live music.


Come enjoy our guitar studio soloists on Wednesday February 23 at 7:30pm in MU2-151.


GCC Performing Arts at our Glendale Community College High School Counselors workshop today.

Photos from GCC Performing Arts's post 01/31/2022

Our GCC music faculty, students, and alumni at the 2022 Arizona Music Educators Association conference. It was great seeing colleagues and students there and meeting so many new colleagues and friends. Glendale Community College


We hosted Region Band Audition Prep Day at GCC this weekend for young musicians around the valley. Thanks to all who attended, and special thanks to our faculty and students to made this a success. Glendale Community College Arizona Music Educators Association Bill Humbert


ALL Audition forms and video auditions & résumé & headshot submission due by Friday, January 14 to [email protected]. We will inform you by email if we need you to attend in-person call backs.�
For more information, contact David Seitz - [email protected] or Lesley Tutnick-Machbitz - [email protected].

Photos from GCC Performing Arts's post 12/12/2021

GCC guitar student Oscar Cabrales was the featured guest artist for todays Phoenix Guitar Society session, streamed live from GCC. Great job Oscar, we are proud of you and look forward to your capstone recital on April 1, 2022. Phoenix Guitar Society GCC Guitar Glendale Community College


Come listen to our GCC Guitarists this Friday in the Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm GCC Guitar Glendale Community College


Join us for Preston Schneidewind’s Senior Recital. Sunday, December 5th @ 2:30pm.

Featuring: Dr. Christina Eide, David Schmidt, and Carlos Garibaldi

6000 w Olive ave, Glendale Mu151

Works by: Sade, Quantz, Dubois, Schmidt, Frauré, Schmitt, & Itturralde


The GCC Guitar soloists and ensembles are preparing for their December 10th concert in our Performing Arts Center. Come support live music and listen to our talented students. GCC Guitar Glendale Community College Phoenix Guitar Society


In February 2022, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will visit our campuses to conduct a Reaffirmation of Accreditation of GCC. Be and learn what you can do to help GCC achieve our Mission: Accreditation! ➡️ https://www.gccaz.edu/mission-accreditation


Campus will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Thursday November 11, 2021. Glendale Community College

Photos from GCC Performing Arts's post 10/25/2021

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday October 26, at 2:30pm in MU2-151 as we celebrate student success with our first Fall 2021 Student Showcase Recital. Glendale Community College


The Choirs of GCC present “Better Together,” a concert featuring songs written by dynamic duos and teams. Thisconcert will present selections by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Carole King and Jerry Goffin, and others, Thursday October 21, 2021, at 7:30pm Glendale Community College


String Showcase: Join us October 20 at 7:30 PM in the PAC for the string showcase. This short performance will feature the GCC orchestra, student soloists, and duets by the GCC string faculty and special guests. Glendale Community College


GCC Concert Bands
October 19, 2021
Community Band at 7:00pm
Symphonic Winds at 8:15pm

Come on out and enjoy an evening of upbeat music...you might even tap your foot a few times too.

Free Admission...Concert attendees are asked to please wear a mask for the safety of the patrons and musicians in the auditorium. Glendale Community College


2021 Southwest Electronic Music Festival- cutting-edge electronic music performances by GCC Faculty, ASU Faculty and Local and Visiting Artists. Free Admission to all events. DIY synthesizer clinic Saturday at 3pm is $25 for materials. Glendale Community College


Pizza with the President, this Wednesday, October 13, starting at 11:30am. Glendale Community College


Happy Monday, week 8 is the halfway mark of our fall semester, and concerts start this Thursday with Jazz Combos in MU2-151 at 7:30pm this week, October 14, and continue all through week 9 with Band, Choir, Guitar and more. Come hear our ensembles and soloists perform on campus.


Friday, October 22 at 7:30pm in our Performing Arts Center, free admission, limited seating capacity, and required facial coverings. Our students have been working hard since August for this concert, and now they need an audience! Come hear soloists, small ensembles, and the Glendale Guitar Orchestra. GCC Guitar Glendale Community College


Our first in-person theatre show opens this Thursday.

Who will die, by whom, and by what means? -- in this comedy where there seems to be more "drama" behind the scenes than there is in the "play".

Oct. 07 @ 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Oct 08 @ 7:30 pm
Oct 09 @ 2:30 pm & 2:30 pm
Oct 10 @ 2:30 pm.

Tickets are FREE but reservations must be made by following this link:


Mask up and come on in to our murder mystery farce.


Happy Monday and the start of week 7 at GCC. Glendale Community College


We've always known that our Adjunct Instructors are amazing! Congrats Lesley! 🤩


A message from the GCC Performing Arts Department about classes the week of March 22, 2021



Dear Students,

We write to you today a message from all Performing Arts faculty. A strong message of support to those speaking out against racial injustices in our country.

We believe that black lives matter. Your voices are being heard and are welcome here in our department.

We acknowledge that many of you face such discrimination and injustices in your lives every day. A truth to which most of us faculty cannot fully relate but we offer our sincerest empathy and compassion. Our hearts and our actions will consistently be grounded in this reality.

We believe all of you deserve the best education possible. You will influence the next generation to become admirable stewards of our culture, beliefs, values and democracy. Do not take that responsibility lightly.

Now we ask of you, how can we change? How can we better impact your lives or the lives of others? What can we do to improve the culture of the Performing Arts Department? Your thoughts and opinions will only strengthen our department.

As a united community of performers and artists here at GCC, we all have an opportunity to express our values in meaningful ways. How can we accomplish this heavy task?

We, the faculty, are committed to making meaningful change happen by regularly addressing issues of diversity and discrimination at faculty meetings, through curriculum, student retention and recruitment.

You have a voice, we stand by you.


GCC Performing Arts Faculty


If you have experienced or are experiencing discrimination of any kind from students, faculty, staff, administration or campus police, you have a right to express your grievance without risk of retaliation. Contact the Office of Student Life or a faculty member:


If you would like to express your opinions or ask questions to the greater GCC community, the College President will host a Listening Session on Tuesday, June 9, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

You can submit your thoughts and questions here:


You can join the listening session here:




All concerts scheduled at GCC the week of March 16-20 have been cancelled, this includes the Student Showcase Recital (Tuesday at 2:30) and the Guitar Studio Recital (Wednesday at 7:30). Stay safe and stay posted for future announcements.

Timeline photos 01/17/2020

Gaucho Proud!

Check out our Gaucho Proud blog where we feature students and how they are Making It Happen at GCC. This month we have Conner Wilson who is living his dream. See Conner's story on the GCC home page. http://ow.ly/9A1B50xXzQB


Welcome back for our Spring 2020 semester at GCC.

There will be a music major meeting this Friday at 10am in MU2-151.

Have a great first week!


Classes start next week at GCC Performing Arts.

Lessons, Chamber Ensembles, Studio Class, Guest Artists, Concerts, and a great community of passionate learners and creative individuals.

Make it happen at GCC!


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