The Music Department of Fullerton College is one of the finest community college music programs in the state of California, if not the nation. The Music Department maintains a special transfer agreement to the Berklee School of Music in Boston. The Music Department sponsors the largest high school jazz festival in the Western United States, a high school choral festival, and a piano ensemble festival ranging from early intermediate to collegiate and teacher category.
The music faculty considers the first two years of college to be the most important. It is during that time that students establish work habits, values, and attitudes that continue for a lifetime. To aid in the positive development of the whole person the music faculty and curriculum pursue the following goals:
1, To provide an environment in which performance, composition, musical literacy and technology are integrated. The synthesis of these elements will prepare the student for a musical career as a performer, writer, teacher, producer, engineer, or business person.
2. To offer a coherent musical education curriculum that provides knowledge and understanding of all musical forms and styles. Students should be able to recognize the importance of music to their society and enable them to have a more informed worldview.
3. To recognize music as a multi-cultural and multi-national Art which fosters, through its performance, a respect for the diversity of all peoples, beliefs, and expressions.
4. To help students to see education as a learning process which permits one to see and think clearly and that this process is of greater importance than the transfer of information from teacher to student.
Piano FacultyThe piano faculty is dedicated in helping students transfer to the universities and conservatories, such as Eastman School of Music; University of Southern California; Juilliard School of Music; Berklee School of Music; San Francisco Conservatory; Cal State Fullerton; and Cal State Long Beach among many other institutions. The piano faculty also provides one-year piano pedagogy program which prepares undergraduates and graduate piano students to start or maintain a successful career in private piano teaching.
Dr. Monica Lee - coordinator of piano studies
Joseph Bagg - jazz applied piano; jazz technique and improvisations
Julie Bai - keyboard skills
Si Eubanks - classical/jazz applied piano; keyboard skills
Mathew Galasso - keyboard skills; piano pedagogy
Mary Harrell - piano ensemble; classical applied piano; keyboard skills
Cory Johnson - keyboard skills
Dr. Randall Polevoi - classical applied piano; keyboard skills
Suzanne Wong - classical applied piano; keyboard skills
Faculty contact information can be found here.
Undergraduate Piano Audition RequirementsProspective students applying for classical piano should prepare to perform minimum of two contrasting works from different style periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century).
Prospective students applying for jazz piano should prepare one standard piece, such as Autumn Leaves, All the Things You Are, or My Romance. Be prepared to play a blues piece with an improvisation.
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