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Saturday, April 1
The 16th Annual Del Mar College Percussion Festival Hosts Flam Jamm
The 16th Annual Del Mar College Percussion Festival hosts Flam Jamm in collaboration with Miller High School. Open to high school and middle school percussionists, the UIL Class 1 Rudimental Snare Drum Competition begins at 9 a.m. with a $20 entry fee at the door. Other events include clinics and performances by Marcie Chapa, who has performed with Beyoncè and Alicia Keys, Lalo Davila, DMC’s Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat and Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Dr. Jason Kihle.

  • Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, call 361-698-1623.

Sunday, April 2
Ralph Votapek with the Corpus Christi Brass Quintet in Concert at Del Mar College
The Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society and Del Mar College present internationally renowned pianist Ralph Votapek. The program features Gershwin favorites including Rhapsody in Blue in collaboration with the Corpus Christi Brass Quintet.

  • Sunday, April 2, 4 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar.
  • For more information, contact the Music office 361-698-1214.

Wednesday, April 5
Informal Concert with the Del Mar Jazz Bands
Pack a brown-bag lunch or buy lunch at Del Mar College’s cafeteria as the Del Mar MWF Jazz Band and the Del Mar Jazz Combo present an informal concert featuring big-band and combo jazz in varying styles. The bands are under the direction of David Irving, professor of music and jazz guitar, who is retiring after 45 years of service to DMC students.

  • Wednesday, April 5, noon, Harvin Student Center, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact David Irving at 361-698-1616 or dirving@delmar.edu.

Sunday, April 9
Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra at Del Mar College
Join the Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra for their Spring Concert, where they will present Der Freischutz Overture by Carl Maria von Weber, movements of the Capriol Suite for String Orchestra by Peter Warlock and Symphony #3 in D Major by Franz Schubert.

  • Sunday, April 9, 4 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 361-698-1214.

Tuesday, April 11
Del Mar College Percussion Ensemble in Concert
The Del Mar College Percussion Ensemble presents their spring concert under the direction of Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat. The evening’s concert will feature recent works by Tyler Eschendal, Stephen Gorbos and Matt McBane with a spectrum of sounds including a water triangle and the melodica.

  • Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat at 361-698-1623 or nsisauyhoat@delmar.edu.

Thursday, April 13
DMC’s MWF Jazz Band with Saxophonist Lou Marini
(Stop # 10 on the David Irving Farewell Tour)

Come and hear the last formal concert of long-time Del Mar jazz-band director David Irving before he retires. Feature artist Lou Marini joins Del Mar College’s MWF Jazz Band for an evening playing big-band jazz in varying styles on saxophone and flute. A jazz talk session is scheduled at 11 a.m. the same day in Wolfe Recital Hall (FM 157) of the Fine Arts Center Music Building. Both events are free.

  • Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Baldwin.
  • For more information, contact David Irving at 361-698-1616 or dirving@delmar.edu.

Wednesday, April 19
Composition Studio Recital at Del Mar College
This music event showcases new music and premieres of the latest works composed by Del Mar College students.

  • Wednesday, April 19, 7:30, Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 361-698-1214.

Thursday, April 20
Del Mar Classical Guitar Ensemble
The Del Mar College Classical Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Philip Hii will perform a concert of works by Telemann, Vivaldi, Carulli, Hansjoachim Kaps and include an arrangement of “Spanish Coffee” by Frank Mills. The highlight of the evening will be a performance by a combined guitar orchestra comprising over fifty students from area high schools with the DMC ensemble under the direction of guest conductor Keith Justus.

  • Thursday April 20, 7:30 pm, Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 361-698-1214.

Friday, April 21
Del Mar College Singer’s Theater Presents Gerald Cockshott’s One Act Opera “A Faun in the Forest”
Join the Del Mar College Singer’s Theater for an exciting night of music! Directed by Music faculty member Dr. Raphael Rada, the singers will perform “A Faun in the Forest.” Pianist Karen Kendrick will accompany the singers.

  • Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 361-698-1214.

Tuesday, April 25
Del Mar College Wind Ensemble Concert
Join the Del Mar College Music Department for an exciting night of amazing masterworks for winds! Conducted by Dr. Abel Saldivar Ramirez, the DMC Wind Ensemble will perform their second concert of the spring semester at the Corpus Christi Independent School District Auditorium with great wind band music. As part of this musical fete, the Wind Ensemble will share the stage with the Veterans Memorial High School Band. Professor David Irving, who will be retiring at the end of the year, will serve as guest conductor for the evening.

  • Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m., Corpus Christi Independent School District Auditorium, Veterans Memorial High School, 3750 Cimarron Blvd., free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 361-698-1214.

Wednesday, April 26
Del Mar College’s David Irving Directing Final Informal Concert with the Del Mar Jazz Bands
Pack a brown-bag lunch or buy lunch at Del Mar College’s cafeteria as the Del Mar MWF Jazz Band and the Del Mar Jazz Combo present an informal concert featuring big-band and combo jazz in varying styles. This concert will be the final performance under the direction of David Irving, professor of music and jazz guitar, who is retiring after 45 years of service to DMC students.

  • Wednesday, April 26, noon, Harvin Student Center, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact David Irving at 361-698-1616 or dirving@delmar.edu.

Thursday, April 27
Del Mar College Faculty Recital with Guitarist Philip Hii and Clarinetist William Lipman
Del Mar College faculty members William Lipman, professor of clarinet, and Philip Hii, professor of guitar, will perform an evening of music by Astor Piazzolla and Gernot Wolfgang as well the Clarinet Quartet Op. 79 by W.A. Mozart. The concert will also feature the first movement of Arpeggio Sonata by Franz Schubert arranged for clarinet and guitar.

  • Thursday, April. 27, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 361-698-1214.

Sunday, April 30
Ingolfsson-Stoupel Duo in Concert
The Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society presents violinist Judith Ingolfsson and pianist Vladimir Stoupel in a program of music by Faure, Ysaye and Vierne. Ingolfsson is a past award winner of the Corpus Christi International Competition for Piano and Strings.

  • Sunday, April 30, 4 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar. $25 tickets at the door; free for DMC students with a valid ID.
  • For more information, contact Susan Sturman at 361-698-1612 or ssturman@delmar.edu.

Monday, May 1
Brass Ensembles Recital at Del Mar College
The Del Mar College Music Department’s brass ensembles will present a recital of chamber music. The high brass quartet and tuba-euphonium quartet will perform a variety of musical styles from composers like Rein, Shaw, Brandon and others.

  • Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 361-698-1214.

Friday, May 5
Carmina Burana
The Del Mar College Concert Choir and the Del Mar Master Chorus are teaming up to perform one of the most well-known choral pieces, Carmina Burana. The Del Mar College Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Neil Sisauyhoat, piano faculty member Dinzin Bronola-Rada and voice faculty Cynthia Longoria and Dr. Raphael Rada will also be joining the stage for an unforgettable performance of this most cherished choral masterwork. Both choirs are conducted by Dr. Greg Graf.

  • Friday, May 5, 7:30, Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the Music Office at 361-698-1352.

June 1, 8, 15 and 22-23
Del Mar College Summer Orchestra Program for High School String Players to Participate with the Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra:
High school-aged string players––including violin, viola, cello and bass––are invited to play during the DMC Chamber Orchestra’s annual summer concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, in Wolfe Recital Hall located in the Fine Arts Center Music Building on Del Mar College’s East Campus on Ayers Street. Rehearsals are scheduled 7-9 p.m. Thursday evenings June 1-22. Registration is $40. For more information, contact Music faculty member Todd Ehle at 361-698-1223 or tehle@delmar.edu.

June 12-16
46th Annual Del Mar College Viking Band Camp
Seventh through twelfth grade musicians interested in continuing their musical pursuits during the summer can have fun and meet new friends while attending the DMC Music Department’s Viking Band Camp. Activities provide students opportunities to enjoy music making with encouragement from leading music educators from South Texas. This year’s camp includes honor and concert bands, a percussion ensemble, a brass ensemble, a woodwind ensemble, a jazz band and various chamber music ensembles. Auditions for ensemble and chair placement are scheduled the first day of camp. Final concert is Friday, June 16, in Richardson Performance Hall. Lunch will be provided to all participants as part of the registration fee. Early registration is $150 through the first day of camp. Participants will receive a DVD of the final concert performance and a Viking Band Camp tee shirt. Go to www.delmar.edu/music for more information and to access a registration form or contact the DMC Music Office at 361-698-1211 or Music faculty member Dr. Abel Saldivar Ramirez at 361-698-1608 or aramirez136@delmar.edu.

  • June 12-16, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Richardson Performance Hall and Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar.

June 26-29
All-State Choir Camp at Del Mar College
Students entering grades 9 through 12 will receive instruction from outstanding experienced staff made up of music educators. This year’s camp promises to be exciting, instructive and fun as participants prepare to perform Texas Music Educators Association audition music. Participants can expect sectional and full choral rehearsals, instruction in sight-reading, diction and vocal techniques. Camp highlights include a beach party, talent show, movies, a dance, karaoke and more. Formal choir camp activities, including rehearsals and classes, are scheduled in the Fine Arts Center Music Building located on Del Mar College’s East Campus on Ayers Street. Costs are $185 tuition for all participants on or before June 12 ($40 late fee after deadline); $150 overnight housing fee (includes breakfast and shuttle fees) if camper is staying at designated, chaperoned hotel; and $25 for music packets (if student’s school doesn’t provide music). Students who have performed as Texas All-State Choir members qualify for a $50 discount on tuition. A $50 deposit holds all registrants’ places for the camp, which will be applied toward the registration fee. Out-of-town campers will be housed at the Emerald Beach Hotel (361-883-5731) with all meals and shuttle transportation provided. Commuter campers will be provided all meals except breakfast. Adults will provide supervision throughout the entire Del Mar College Choir Camp experience. Students will receive a commemorative camp tee shirt and music binder. Go to www.delmar.edu/music for more camp information and a registration form. Inquiries also can be directed to the DMC Music Office at 361-698-1214 or camp director Dr. Greg Graf at 361-698-1352, 573-915-2109 or ggraf2@delmar.edu.