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Our college calendar is full of engaging activities and events that deepen students’ learning and connection to our campus community. Learn more about these dynamic events happening each semester at San Diego Mesa College and personalize your college experience.

 

Announcements

 

FALL 2024

Applied Music Auditions: Aug. 22, 2024 - 4-5pm in C-119 = 5 spots open

Applied Music Juries: Dec. 3, 2024 - 4-6pm in C-116/C-119

 

MUSIC DEPT. ZOOM MEETINGS:

Full Music Dept.: Aug 16, 2025 - 1-3pm

Music Faculty & Contract Staff 4-5pm: Oct. 1, 2024 & Nov. 5, 2024

 

SAL FACULTY MEETINGS:

Aug. 16, 2024 - 1-3pm in G-101

Convocation:

Aug. 15, 2024 - 8:00am-12:00pm

Parking Info.

Events: Fall 2024

 

Aug. 28, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119
Fred Benedetti - Classical guitar

 

Sep. 4, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119
Ed Kornhauser - Jazz trio 

 

Sep. 11, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119

Ines Irawati & Jeremy Kurtz-Harris - Classical piano & acoustic bass

 

Sep. 18, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119

Sun Harbor Chorus - Classical & Popular vocal

 

Sep. 24, 2024 - 1:00-2:00pm - Free Jazz in the Courtyard 1 - between C1 & C2 buildings - Jazz in the Courtyard: Applied Music Jazz Students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson 

 

Sep. 25, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119

Jonathan Crick - Japanese shakuhachi 

 

Oct. 2, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119

Cobby Brzeski - Latin Jazz flute

 

Oct. 9, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119

Marcia Foreman Band - Jazz

 

Oct. 16, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119

Chris Warren - electro-acoustic experimental improvisation

 

Oct. 22, 2024 - 1:30-2:30pm - Free Jazz in the Courtyard 2 - between C1 & C2 buildings - San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ian Tordella

 

Oct. 23, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119

Justin Grinnell - Jazz trio

 

Oct. 28, 2024 - 7:00-8:00pm - Free Concert in C-116/C-119 - San Diego Mesa College Music Department Showcase - San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble, directed by Ian Bassett, San Diego Mesa College Choir, directed by Dr. J. Craig Johnson & San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ian Tordella

 

Oct. 30, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119

Päivikki Nykter & Trio Apavioluta - Classical violin, harp & flute

 

Nov. 6, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119

Bassett Brothers: Ian Bassett & Sean Bassett (classical guitars, electric guitars, vocals) with Dr. Tommy Babin (electric bass) & Dr. N. Scott Robinson (drums) -  Classical & Heavy Metal

 

Nov. 13, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119

San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ian Tordella

 

Nov. 15, 2024 - 10:00-11:00am - Free Concert in C-119

Piano Class Students, directed by Jaeryoung Lee

 

Nov. 20, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119
San Diego Mesa College Choir, directed by Dr. J. Craig Johnson

 

Dec. 4, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119

San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble, directed by Ian Bassett

 

Dec. 4, 2024 - 7-8pm - Free Concert - San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ian Tordella with Mission Bay High School Jazz Ensembles: Mission Bay High School, 2475 Grand Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109 

 

Dec. 5, 2024 - 7:00-8:30pm - Free Applied Music Classical Student Recital - C-119 - Applied Music Students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson 

 

Dec. 10, 2024 -12-1pm - Free Concert - San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble, directed by Ian Bassett: Curran Plaza at San Diego City College, 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Dec. 10, 2024 - 7:00-8:00pm - Free Composition Recital on SD Mesa YouTube Channel - Composition Students, directed by Dr. Charles Washington

 

Dec. 11, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119         

Applied Music Classical & Jazz Students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson

 

Dec. 12, 2024 - 7:00-8:00pm - Free Concert in C-116/C-119  

San Diego Mesa College Music Dept. Fall Concert with San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble, directed by Ian Bassett, San Diego Mesa College Choir, directed by Dr. J. Craig Johnson & San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ian Tordella

 

Dec. 13, 2024 - 5:00-6:00pm - Free Choir Concert - 
San Diego Mesa College Choir, directed by Dr. J. Craig Johnson - Our Lady of Refuge Church - 4212 Jewell Street, San Diego, CA 92109

 

Parking Info.

Events: Spring 2024

 

 

Jan. 31, 2023 - 3:00-4:30pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - Ian Bassett (Host) - Music Meet & Greet

 

Feb. 14, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - Dr. Thomas Babin - Jazz Trio

 

Feb. 21, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - Bluegrass Society

 

Feb. 28, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - Dr. Todd Rewoldt - Classical saxophone with Lesi Mei, piano

 

March 6, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - Tasha Smith-Godinez - Classical harp

 

March 9, 2024 - 11:20-11:40am - Applied Music Jazz Students at Jumpstart in Mesa Quad, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson

 

March 12, 2024 - 1-2pm - Jazz in the Courtyard 1 - between C1 & C2 buildings: Applied Music Jazz Students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson

 

March 13, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - Peter Sprague Jazz Trio

 

March 17, 2024 - 7-8:30pm - Music Dept. Showcase Concert in C-116/C-119 - San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble & SD Mesa Chamber Ensemble, directed by Ian Bassett, San Diego Mesa College Choir, directed by Dr. J. Craig Johnson & San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ian Tordella

 

March 20, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - Decades: Ezri Martinez Mata (piano, Fender rhodes, synthesizer), Sarah Irvin (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, wind synthesizer), Ryan Campbell (electric guitar), Dr. Thomas Babin (electric & acoustic basses), Dr. N. Scott Robinson (drums/direction) with Special Guests: Josh Martinez (alto saxophone), Ryan Kupsh (trombone); Jazz Fusion

 

April 3, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - David Castañeda Afro-Cuban percussion

 

April 10, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - David Raiklen, Hollywood film composer

 

April 13, 2024 - 5:00pm - Our Lady of Refuge Church - San Diego Mesa College Choir, directed by Dr. J. Craig Johnson - 4212 Jewell Street, San Diego, CA 92109

 

April 16, 2024 - 1:30-2:30pm - Jazz in the Courtyard 2 - between C1 & C2 buildings: San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ian Tordella

 

April 17, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - Emilia Lopez-Yañez, oboe & Ruth Weber, piano - Classical music

 

April 23, 2024 - 12-1pm - San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble & Chamber Ensemble, directed by Ian Bassett: Curran Plaza at San Diego City College, 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, free

 

April 24, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - Bassett Brothers: Ian Bassett & Sean Bassett (classical guitars, electric guitars, vocals) with Dr. Tommy Babin (electric bass) & Dr. N. Scott Robinson (drums); Classical & Heavy Metal

 

May 1, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ian Tordella

 

May 2, 2024 - 6:30-7:15pm - Dance Concert in Apolliad Theatre (ticketed event: $10-$20) - SD Mesa Jazz Trio playing reception: James Bell (keyboard), Juval Hammond (electric bass), & Ian Robles Lizarraga (drumset)

 

May 7, 2024 - 12-1pm - San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ian Tordella: Curran Plaza at San Diego City College, 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, free

 

May 8, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - San Diego Mesa College Choir, directed by Dr. J. Craig Johnson

 

May 9, 2024 - 7:00-8:30pm - Free Applied Music Student Recital - C-119 - Applied Music Students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson 

 

May 10, 2024 - 10:00-11:00am - Free Concert in C-119

Piano Class Students, directed by Jaeryoung Lee

 

May 15, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble & SD Mesa Chamber Ensemble, directed by Ian Bassett

 

May 15, 2024 - 11am-1pm 

Classified Senate Service Awards Ceremony, MC-211 A/B, San Diego Mesa College Jazz Trio

 

May 17, 2024 - 5:00-6:00pm - Golden Scissors Fashion Show - Outdoor on the Mesa Quad - Applied Music Jazz Students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson

 

May 17, 2024 - 7-8:30pm - Music Dept. Spring Concert in C-116/C-119 - San Diego Mesa College Guitar Ensemble & SD Mesa Chamber Ensemble, directed by Ian Bassett, San Diego Mesa College Choir, directed by Dr. J. Craig Johnson & San Diego Mesa College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ian Tordella 

 

May 21, 2024 - 7-8pm - Free Composition Recital on SD Mesa YouTube Channel - Composition Students, directed by Dr. Charles Washington

 

May 22, 2024 - 3:00-4:20pm - Free Weekly Recital Hour in C-119 - Applied Music Classical & Jazz Students, directed by Dr. N. Scott Robinson

 

May 24, 2024 - 2:00pm - Graduation at Merrill Douglas Stadium - 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego CA 92111 (near Lot 3) - San Diego Mesa College Choir members perform national anthem, directed by Dr. J. Craig Johnson

 

 

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