Music student, guitar player Carlos Bolivar wins solo performance at LA symposium

While just looking to have a little “fun,” Carlos Bolivar, a music education major at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) won first place at the Guitar Foundation of America’s (GFA) Regional Symposium and the opportunity to play solo guitar during the GFA’s Evening Showcase Concert … [Read more...]

Music major Surenna Saffari Performs in NYC stage reading of ‘Paloma’

While on a New York City subway on his way to playing guitar in a stage reading of the play “Paloma” on Oct. 6, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) student Surenna Saffari was a bit taken aback when he heard a 23-year-old woman tell a friend “I just want to go somewhere and listen … [Read more...]

Campus Collaboration Brings “Cabaret” to the Stage

In a truly interdisciplinary production, faculty and students from the theatre, dance, music and art departments at California State University, Dominguez Hills have joined together under the direction of lecturer of theatre arts Naomi Buckley to bring “Cabaret” to the University Theatre stage on … [Read more...]

Guitar Studies Students: Playing to an International Audience

As Graceland is sacred ground for Elvis fans, Shea Stadium was for baseball fans, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art is for art lovers, Guitar Salon International(GSI) in Santa Monica may well be mecca for classical guitarists. California State University, Dominguez Hills guitar studies students … [Read more...]

George Osorio: Music Student Makes Conducting Debut

While carrying 23 units, music student George Osorio is conducting himself quite well. And now he’ll get a chance to conduct others, too. He will lead musicians during “Holiday Inspirations,” an orchestral and chamber music concert presented by the Department of Music on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 8 p.m. … [Read more...]

Ruben Garcia: Guitarist Strikes a Chord at Major League Soccer Game

Although many students probably wish they could end their freshman year in college with fireworks and a round of applause, Ruben Garcia got to do just that. The music major at California State University, Dominguez Hills was selected to perform “The Star Spangled Banner” at the start of a Major … [Read more...]

Hansonia Caldwell: “Living Legend” Presents Final Spiritual Concert

Hansonia Caldwell has more than the usual reasons to look forward to her retirement this spring. The professor of music at California State University, Dominguez Hills will present her final “Living Legends Festival Concert” at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. … [Read more...]

Daniel Terrazas: Music Student Performs with Award-Winning Latina Songstress

California State University, Dominguez Hills music major Daniel Terrazas, who plans to become a music educator, worked with Mexican singer and gold- and platinum-record winner Graciela Beltrán during a recent three-day tour in Oklahoma. Terrazas works part time around the Los Angeles area playing … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills Music Department Presents Second Annual Dominguez Hills Guitar Festival

The guitar studies program in the music department at California State University, Dominguez Hills will host the Second Annual Dominguez Hills Guitar Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12, in the Laser Recital Hall on campus. With musical performances, a master class and round … [Read more...]

Music Department Earns Full Term of Accreditation from NASM

The music department at California State University, Dominguez Hills has recently been given another full ten-year accreditation by the National Association of Music Schools (NASM). Richard Kravchak, professor of music and the department’s chair, says that CSU Dominguez Hills is one of only nine … [Read more...]