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Music Residencies

Even given the challenges of online teaching and learning, the Music Department at Sacramento City College is thriving. Leaning into the moment, we have curated an instructional modality that is enhanced by leading practitioners and performers in our world.

Our online classes provide a rare opportunity, for any interested singer, to be a part of our unique learning environment. Share this opportunity, no matter where you are. Enroll today!

Resident Artists

The following artists will be offering expertise as guest lecturers in our voice courses:

Amanda Flynn

Amanda Flynn

Amanda is currently on the musical theatre voice faculty at Pace University. She is also the owner of a private studio with clients performing on Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours, international tours, and regional theatre. Amanda was the Production Vocal Coach for The Lightning Thief on Broadway and the Production Vocal Coach for Be More Chill on Broadway. As a Singing Voice Specialist, she frequently works with injured singers, collaborating with laryngologists and voice therapists in NYC.

Guest Lecturing for Spring 2020 in:

  • MUIVI 315 Beginning Voice
  • MUIVI 325 Intermediate Voice
  • MUIVI 330 Advanced Voice
  • MUIVI 335 Mentorship and Vocal Repertoire

Devin Dawson

Devin DawsonEven with the recent release of his latest single, Devin Dawson, makes his commitment to be in-residency at Sacramento City College, to support the students in our applied & vocal programs.

An alumnus of the Los Rios Community College District, Devin Dawson is a well-respected singer-songwriter and signed country artist with Atlantic Records/Warner Music in Nashville. Dawson’s long-awaited new single is finally here, “I Got A Truck.” Inspired by conversations he had with country music icon Tim McGraw, the anthem for dream chasers everywhere follows his GRAMMY-nominated, multi-week No. 1 single, “God’s Country,” that he co-wrote for superstar Blake Shelton. The smash hit landed Dawson his first-ever CMA Award nomination for Song of the Year and most recently an ACM Award nod for Song of the Year, having previously earned multiple nods from the ACM, CMT Music and Radio Disney awards. Called “one of country music’s most tender and articulate wordsmiths” by The Tennessean, he also co-wrote every track on his debut album Dark Horse, which arrived Top 3 and Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Charts upon release and features the Platinum-certified hit “All On Me.” The Nor-Cal native has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, ELLEN and TODAY in addition to receiving overwhelming critical praise from outlets such as HUFFPO, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, People, ELLE, AXS, HITS, and more.

Guest Lecturing for Spring 2020 in:

  • MUIVI 315 Beginning Voice
  • MUIVI 325 Intermediate Voice
  • MUIVI 330 Advanced Voice
  • MUIVI 335 Mentorship and Vocal Repertoire
  • MUP 406 Vocal Ensemble
  • MUP 407 Advanced Vocal Ensemble
  • MUP 355 College Choir
  • MUP 356 Advanced College Choir

VOCES8

VOCES8 group photo from 2019

We are honored to announce the residency of VOCES8 at Sacramento City College for the 2020-2021 academic year. Considered one of the finest choral ensembles in the world, VOCES8 is excited to support the education of the students in the Vocal and Choral program at Sacramento City College.

The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and to share the joy of singing. Touring globally, the group performs an extensive repertory both in its a cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading orchestras, conductors and soloists. Versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression are central to the ensemble’s performance and education ethos.

VOCES8 is passionate about music education and is the flagship ensemble of the music charity the VOCES8 Foundation. Engaging in a broad range of outreach work that reaches up to 40,000 people a year, the group runs an annual program of workshops and masterclasses at the Foundation’s home in London, the VOCES8 Centre at St Anne & St Agnes Church.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, students at Sacramento City College will have the opportunity to experience live interaction with members of the ensemble, live and recorded lectures, and video resources to learn and perform music from the renaissance to today.

Guest Lecturing for Spring 2020 in:

  • MUP 406 Vocal Ensemble
  • MUP 407 Advanced Vocal Ensemble
  • MUP 355 College Choir
  • MUP 356 Advanced College Choir

Contact

Email: PaulsoD@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 558-2239

Hours

Monday to Thursday 
10:30 am to noon

Location

Performing Arts Center PAC 117
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822

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Vocal Courses

Register today for:

Voice

MUIVI 315 Beginning Voice
MUIVI 325 Intermediate Voice
MUIVI 330 Advanced Voice
MUIVI 335 Mentorship and Vocal Repertoire

Auditioned Choir

MUP 406 Vocal Ensemble
MUP 407 Advanced Vocal Ensemble

Evening Choir

MUP 355 College Choir
MUP 356 Advanced College Choir

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