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Benefit Concert for Santa Monica College Applied Music Program

Friday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. in The Broad Stage

By Staff Writer

The Santa Monica College (SMC) Music Department is pleased to present a benefit concert for the renowned Applied Music Program featuring some of SMC’s most gifted music students. 

The concert will be held Friday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica.

The Applied Music Program, a part of SMC’s continuing effort to blend top-tier arts education with high-quality performances for the public, is dedicated to fostering the development of outstanding instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers, with the goal of preparing each student for successful transfer as a music major to a four-year university or conservatory.

The academically rigorous program — founded in 2001 by Dr. James Smith and currently directed by Gina Saputo Bagg, Jimmy Cheesman, and Brian Driscoll — requires students to audition for the program and, if accepted, to take courses in ensemble, music theory, and performance, as well as private lessons.

Tickets are available at the door and cost $10 (cash only). Seating is on a first-arrival basis.

Audience members must show I.D. and proof of COVID vaccination (or a negative test within 72 hours of the event) at the door. Masks are required at all times.

More information is available by calling 310-434-4323. All performances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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