Category: News

RECAP: STEINWAY ACADEMY 2019

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This August, OC Music and Dance, a Steinway and Sons Select School, kicked off the Steinway International Piano Preparatory Academy. The Academy gave the unique opportunity for our Steinway students to perform at two special concerts with Pacific Symphony and Orchestra Santa Monica. These amazing talents have trained at some of the most prestigious piano schools in the world: the

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Star Student: Brenda V. Trejo

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Brenda V. Trejo is seven years old and a second grader at W.R. Nelson Elementary. She loves to read all kinds of books, especially those about animals. In her free time, Brenda enjoys drawing, dancing, singing and playing with her sisters. She loves to learn new things every day. She has taken gymnastics, ballet and art classes. She is shy

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Orange County Cello Ensemble releases Christmas album

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The Orange County Cello Ensemble (OCCE) has announced the release of a new recording, “Miracle of the Cellos.” The recording by the Placentia-based youth ensemble was made in OC Music & Dance’s black box theater recently with the assistance of our own NextGen Recording Studios. The album features an orchestra of 19 cellos performing original arrangements recorded for the first

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MUSE OF THE MONTH: John Bourscheid, volunteer

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Having a lifelong love of music, John started playing clarinet through group lessons in third grade at his elementary school in New Jersey. He switched over to alto sax in high school, where he joined the marching band. He continued to pursue his passion in bands both in and outside school. Having lost touch with his instruments after college, with

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Press release: OCMD announces Artist of the Year partnership

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR INFORMATION: Marc Lyncheski Day: 949-491-9092 Eve/Wknd: 949-232-3260 email: marc@ocmusicdance.org ORANGE COUNTY MUSIC AND DANCE JOINS PARTNERSHIP TO CONTINUE AND ENHANCE THE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS FOR AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS; RANDY JACKSON TO HOST AWARDS CONCERT IRVINE, Calif., November 14th, 2017 – OC Music & Dance (OCMD) announced today a new partnership with The Orange

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OCMD founders honored at OC arts awards

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Top honors at the 18th annual Orange County Arts Awards, held Oct. 17 in Samueli Theater in Costa Mesa, went to OC Music & Dance founders Charlie and Ling Zhang. The philanthropic Zhangs, as well as choreographer and arts leader Molly Lynch and performance artist James Luna, were named as this year’s winners of the Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award

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Weekend events from our strategic partners, Nov. 10-12

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The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana launches Sunday its latest exhibition, “Empress Dowager Cixi: Selections from the Summer Palace.” The exhibition reconstructs the empress’s everyday life in the Summer Palace, presenting her multi-faceted roles of politician, matriarch and connoisseur of various arts through four different sections and more than 100 objects that have never before been seen in the U.S.

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Colburn Teaching Fellows program renewed

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As part of an effort to help young musicians develop careers in the field, the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles has renewed its Teaching Fellows program, in which older students hone their pedagogical tools by working with younger instrumentalists. Conservatory Teaching Fellows Program Returns to Colburn. Colburn Featured News, Nov. 2, 2017.

The story of the International Music Score Library (IMSLP)

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An interview with Edward Guo, founder of IMSLP, the number one source of free music scores online. File Number One: An interview with Edward Guo. Van, Oct. 19, 2017.

OCMD launches Open Mic Thursdays

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OC Music and Dance, the community arts school in Irvine, hosted its first ever open mic night Thursday. As these are intended to be a weekly events, always on the same night, OCMD came up with a name for them that was logical, straight and to the point: Open Mic Thursdays. The school’s second floor eatery, the Monkey Business Cafe,

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