Fullerton College Opera presents two productions annually: one in the winter and one in the summer. The repertoire includes extended scenes or complete works from the operatic repertoire, performed in original languages, with piano accompaniment. Admission is by audition only. Musical preparation for the fully-staged winter production takes place during the fall semester; staging rehearsals and performance(s) take place during winter intercession. The summer opera workshop has a rehearsal/performance period of five weeks. The production is semi-staged, with limited costuming/lights. The focus is on musical preparation and performance techniques.
Admission by audition and enrollment in MUS 172 F Opera Theatre Workshop. Participants must be available for all rehearsals and performances. Participants in the winter production must be available for musical rehearsals during the fall semester. Students taking part in the fall-semester rehearsals are committed to participating in the winter production. For audition information Or visit http://music.fullcoll.edu/conn_news_detail.php?newsid=1127.
The Applied Music Program provides students the opportunity to study privately with Fullerton College music faculty in their particular applied music discipline. Students receive one-on-one instruction and are expected to perform in a recital situation each semester.
Under the direction of Professor Nicola Bertoni, the Fullerton College Choral Studies Program has garnered a national reputation for excellence in performance and the training of future music educators throughout the state.
For both the non-major and the major alike, the Music general education courses meet university transfer requirements and allow the student to build a strong foundation of introductory knowledge to the many facets of music-making and music-study.
The Guitar Studies program at Fullerton College offers opportunities for everyone from the beginner who wants to learn the basics to the more advanced player who wants to further their skills and knowledge.
The Instrumental Music Program offers a wide variety of ensembles in various styles for student performance. Students in these ensembles benefit from the direction of our nationally and internationally recognized faculty while also developing critical performance skills required at four-year institutions.
The Jazz Studies at Fullerton College is coordinated by Professor Bruce Babad (Instrumental) and Professor Jamie Shew (Vocal).We offer many courses and ensembles for instrumentalists and vocalists within the program to study and perform songs from the vast, rich tradition and evolution of jazz music.
Fullerton College is on the forefront of teaching the latest tools of the trade and offer classes in Electronic Music Production, Film Scoring, Recording using Pro Tools, Logic Pro X and Ableton Live. Third party certifications are available for Pro Tools and Logic Pro X.