2013 Christmas Fantasia

2014 Fall Orchestra Concert

2014 Fall Concert

Presented by the

Vanguard University Concert Orchestra

Friday, October 24, 2014 | 7:00pm | Newport Mesa Church

 

Jenny Chen, Christian Lucas – Concerto Winners | Dr. Joni Prado – Faculty Soloist | Mildred Yi – Conductor

Performing:

  • SCHUBERT Overture in D Major, D.26
  • STAMITZ Viola Concerto No. 1 in D Major
  • WEBER Clarinet Concertino in Eb Major
  • STRAUSS Ständchen, Zueignung, Cäcilie
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake Suite

*Admission is free to the community. Contact 714.619.6412 or music@vanguard.edu with questions.

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Master Class with Marc Teicholz

Vanguard University Department of Music is excited to welcome guitarist Marc Teicholz for a Master Class on October 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm in Needham Chapel. Guitarist Marc Teicholz was awarded first prize at the 1989 International Guitar Foundation of America Competition, the largest, most prestigious contest of its kind in the United States. He was also a prize winner at the 1991 New York East-West Artists Competition. Described by Gramophone as “arguably the best of the new young guitarists to have emerged,” and by Soundboard magazine as “among the best we have ever heard,” Teicholz’s performances throughout the world include tours of the United States, Canada, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Fiji. His recitals and master classes have received critical acclaim, and he has been featured in concert with orchestras in Spain, Portugal, California and Hawaii. For more information, see Mr. Teicholz website: marcteicholz.com

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Concert Band Featured in OC Register

Vanguard University Department of Music Reveals Addition to Instrumental Music Program Costa Mesa, CA, August 14, 2014 – Vanguard University’s assistant professor of music, Dr. Kenneth Foerch, recently announced the return of the Vanguard University Concert Band. The ensemble will be infused with Vanguard University students, alumni, professional community musicians, and accomplished high school students looking to broaden and strengthen their musical skills. “The ensemble will perform a diverse blend of classic concert band repertoire, new works written for the ensemble, and festive numbers that will challenge the performers, and resound in the listener’s ear,” says Foerch, who will perform in the upcoming Kennedy Center production of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On with John Legend at the Hollywood Bowl. Foerch has also performed with the LA Philharmonic, under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Solonen, Zubin Mehta, John Williams, and others. The Vanguard University Concert Band will perform in the local Orange County community to help deepen a sense of pride in the music found in Southern California, and help bring an awareness of the musical excellence in the department of music at Vanguard University. “We look forward to contributing to the rich performing arts tradition in Orange County,” says Foerch. The Vanguard University Concert Band is actively seeking motivated volunteer members who enjoy this type of ensemble experience.  Rehearsals begin Monday, September 8, 2014 from 7-9pm on the campus of Vanguard University.  If interested or know of someone who is, contact Dr. Kenneth Foerch at kfoerch@vanguard.edu.   ‘

See the original link here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/vanguard-632215-university-music.html

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The new Bachelor of Music degree

The Vanguard University Department of Music is delighted to announce the new Bachelor of Music degree.

The Bachelor of Music degree is tailored to the student desiring rigorous performance and academic training as part of their undergraduate experience.  The degree combines the core music curriculum with specialty courses within the student’s chosen field of concentration.  The Bachelor of Music degree is a professional degree that prepares and equips students to continue on in their performance field in graduate school.  Entrance into the Bachelor of Music degree is by audition only.

The Bachelor of Music degree is a professional degree preparing and equipping students to continue on in their performance field in graduate school.  Entrance into the Bachelor of Music degree is by audition only.

Performance

Performance is designed for the student desiring rigorous performance and academic training as part of their undergraduate experience by combining the core music curriculum with specialty courses within the student’s chosen field.

Music Education

Music Education is designed for the student intending to teach in the public or private schools.  The program coursework prepares the student for the subject matter requirements for a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music. 

Composition

Composition aims to advance the technical, creative, and intuitive skills of young composers in support of the creation of unique, original works for a wide variety of musical settings: acoustic and technological.  Our program endeavors to ground young composers in an understanding of the historical, cultural, spiritual and conceptual basis for the creation of modern music.

Church Music

Church Music exists to prepare students as full-time church musicians and servant leaders who can creatively integrate excellence in music performance and the arts into the worship and mission of the evangelical church.

Jazz Studies

 Jazz Studies is designed for the student seeking a professional career in jazz and related arenas of contemporary music. The philosophical objective is to develop the talents of the creative jazz artist as well as the adaptable skills required of the successful, well-rounded musician.  Education in the history and traditions of the music with professional performance opportunities designed to integrate students in a jazz environment that uphold the standards of the tradition.

Information, class requirements, and sample four year plans can be found here:

Bachelor of Music Degree Information

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Europe Tour 2014

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Vanguard Singers & Band

Europe Tour 2014

The Vanguard Singers and Band traveled to Europe this past May and went through seven different countries in three weeks.Although this trip has much to do with Music, is has so much more to do with sharing God’s love with people who do not know Him. This team of 35 musicians shared God’s love by just spending time with the people who have never been loved in a way with such grace. Vanguards had two home stays, which is where they would sleep in somebody’s house that lived nearby the church that they were to perform at. The first home stay was in Biberach, Germany; they stayed with these families for three nights and really got to understand the home stays lifestyle and culture. Many of the students really enjoyed this part of the trip and developed real relationships so much so that the home stays said they are welcome in their home whenever they returned to Germany. The second home stay was in Lisbon, Portugal, where they stayed in homes for three nights, also some of the men stayed in local churches. The team traveled throughout Portugal and would set up in local areas like a farmers market, along with parks, and have worship music playing for the people walking around. They were sharing God’s word in a different language but with a common love of music. The music was expressed to the people of Portugal in a way of praising God and they enjoyed it! The trip was an amazing experience for the whole team!

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“I went to China last year and had an amazing yet humbling experience of seeing people love God regardless of their circumstance. This trip was completely different because I got to see God’s beauty and see the transformation of people from the beginning of our concerts to the end. God moves in people lives, and for our team we were able to help with the simplicity of music” –Katy Martinez, Class of 2016

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Music Camp 2014

Music Camp 2014 is almost here! If you have not registered yet, you can still register online. Music Camp is open to all current and incoming Vanguard University students. All students receiving a scholarship for music are required to attend.

Incoming Freshmen and Transfers

During Music Camp you will be given a placement test for music theory, piano, and vocalization. Please come prepared to take these placements. They are not graded tests. They are given in order to help place you in the most appropriate courses. You will also be fitted for your ensemble attire. Ensemble dresses are usually around $100 and the tuxes are around $225. Please come prepared to purchase your uniform.

Returning Students

You will be fitted for your ensemble attire on the first day of Music Camp. Ensemble dresses are usually around $100 and the tuxes are around $225. Please come prepared to purchase your uniform. Men, if you already have a tux you must bring it so we can assess whether it is still in the right condition for performances. The schedule for the first day is as follows:

Monday, August 18th

   
8:30 – 10:30 am RegistrationStep 1: Check-inFinancial registration must be complete prior to move-in Step 2: Pick up Room Keys Step 3: Pick up Packet Step 4: Mailroom for Mailbox Number Scott Courtyard
9:30 – 10:30 am New Student and Parent Welcome Heath 109
10:30 – 1:00 pm Move In Dorms
11:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Café
1:00 – 3:00 pm Rehearsal 1 Newport Mesa
3:00 – 6:00 pm Piano, Aural Theory & Theory Placement Exam Freshmen and transfer students: Please take exams, sign up for vocalization time, and then be fitted for your outfit.  Vocalizations All vocalists please sign up for a time slot   Outfit Fittings Men – Tux Fittings Women – Dress Fittings Music StudiosHeath 009      Heath 109     Music Basement HTH 001 Practice Rooms
5:30 – 6:30 pm Dinner (Café opens at 4:30 pm) Café
6:30 – 9:00 pm Rehearsal 2 Choir | Heath 109Orchestra | Newport Mesa Jazz | Heath 001 Guitar | Heath 009 Newport Mesa
9:00-10:00 pm Dessert & Worship The Cove

Spring Classical Concert

Vanguard’s annual Spring Classical Concert continues to be a favorite among the local community because it combines the Vanguard University Concert Choir and Concert Orchestra with the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir. Each year the Spring Concert brings us a combination of prestigious classical pieces with the freshness of a Vanguard University music performance. Recent performances have included the works of Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, W. A. Mozart, G. F. Handel, and many other famous composers as well as some contemporary composers such as Dan Forrest.

Spring Classical Concert 2014:

Famous Gloria’s & Hallelujah’s- Featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria”

Conducted by Dr. James L. Melton (Vanguard University/St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church). Featuring the Vanguard University Concert Choir and the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, accompanied by professional orchestra, with members of the Vanguard University Orchestra.

Date & Time:
April 27th at 4:00pm

Location:
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
600 Saint Andrew’s Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Tickets:
$16 per ticket

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our website at www.standrewstickets.com  or call the Vanguard University Music Office: (714) 619-6410

Contact or Booking

Vanguard University
Music Events Office
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Contact Music Events for other opportunities to attend or book a concert with Vanguard University’s Music Ensembles.

 

 

Orchestra Spring Concert

2013 Christmas Fantasia

Please join us on Monday, March 3 at 7:00 PM in Newport Mesa Church for the Orchestra Spring Concert, featuring the winner of the Vanguard Concerto Composition; Samuel Hines, and an original work by the winner of the VU Composition Commission; Briana Harley Adams. Admission is free.