Moorpark College music majors to take the stage at upcoming Evening Recital

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Brandon Douglass performs Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (Movement 1), during a dress rehearsal for the Applied Music Showcase on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Dominic D'Amico

A suite of Moorpark College music majors will take to the stage this week for the inaugural Evening Recital concert series. The recital will feature 52 solo performances split evenly over the course of two nights and is intended to be an opportunity for performing arts students to both showcase their skills and bolster their portfolios. Performances will range from solo instrumental performances to solo vocal performances with a piano accompaniment.

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Justin Parzik rehearses for the evening recital on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Performing Arts building. Photo credit: Dominic D'Amico

According to Director of Choral and Vocal Activities Brandon Elliott, music majors at Moorpark College are required to study their own voice or their instrument of choice for four consecutive semesters, and the Evening Recital is designed as an opportunity for these students to practice both technique and performance.

Elliott further elaborated that music majors looking to transfer to a CSU music program must both submit video portfolios alongside their application and audition. Giving Moorpark College’s FTMA program the opportunity to film both nights of the Evening Recital for performers to utilize later.

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Capri Corwin practices her performance of Will There Really Be a Morning, during rehearsal on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

The Evening Recital will take place at the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 24. and will kick off at 7:30 p.m. both nights. For tickets or more information, either contact the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center Box Office at (805) 378-1485 or visit online.