Sonya Singh | Banner | Attendees of the Coachella Music Festival enjoy the festival in 2016. This year, Coachella was one of the festivals postponed because of the coronavirus.

COVID-19 outbreak causes major cancellations in music industry, concerts

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival were set to hold their annual events in California during April, but because of the rapid spread of COVID-19, organizers decided to postpone the events until October. However, this may even prove too soon for festivals of their size. Riverside County encompasses the Coachella Valley, and […]

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Nursing student balances school and recording and releasing independent music

Max Whittaker, senior nursing major at California Baptist University, balances nursing school and work with writing, recording and performing as an independent artist with his friend Jake Dahn, a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, under the band name Almostalways. Whittaker’s older brother taught him the basics of how to play guitar when he was young, […]

Courtesy of Tanner Dubyak | Banner | Tanner Dubyak, freshman communications major, leads worship on sunday mornings at Sandals church in Riverside, Calif.

Freshman musician self-produces indie music

Tanner Dubyak, freshman studio production major at California Baptist University  has been creating and producing  music since early high school and continues to produce and release content under the name Jackintheyellow, even touring with a variety of bands such as King’s Kaledioscope. Dubyak has been playing music his whole life, beginning with guitar and later […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Jon Hurtado, freshman music studio production major performs an original song for the first time at the CBU event, Woofest

Student with classical training pushes boundaries in music

Jonathan Hurtado, studio production and commercial performance major at California Baptist University, creates and produces his voice and sound against industry standards through music and other forms of art under his artist name, The Shadow Party. While growing up in Fresno, Hurtado was classically trained in piano from the age of 7. In high school, […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | The University Choir and Orchestra perform at the annual Christmas concert held by the Collinsworth School of Music.

UCO concert dazzles crowd

The University Choir and Orchestra represents the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music by showcasing talented musicians who interpret a wide variety of musical styles.  UCO’s most recent performance occurred Feb. 24 at Northpoint Evangelical Free Church in Corona, where the group presented 16 musical compositions, including titles such as “Be Still and Know,” […]

The Guest Room perform music from their new album Wiwaxia for friends and family Feb. 8 for the first time live.

The Guest Room debuts new album

The Guest Room, four musically creative individuals, bonded over their passion and love for playing and creating music. They come together to play, create and perform for fun and simply because they love it. On Feb. 15, they are releasing their full debut album. The band’s guitarist, Trever Plume, and bassist, Ben Galam, have been […]