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Orchestral music raises standard of excellence

The purpose statement of the Collinsworth School of Music is inspiring students to the highest standards of musical craft and personal character, preparing them for success in music. Changes and improvements have been made to enhance the professionalism and credibility of the program. Smaller ensembles within the larger groups have been formed such as quartets, […]

Musicians learn new repertoire

Each year the Collinsworth School of Music tunes its students for their upcoming concerts during its annual Rehearsal Camp. Days before students move into their homes and Welcome Weekend starts, the School of Music is hard at work equipping each ensemble to sing, play and worship. From Aug. 28–Sept. 9, members of each ensemble were […]

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Worship art, ministries majors travels for first songwriters retreat

The worship arts and ministries majors of California Baptist University visited Catalina Island Aug. 26-28 for the Collinsworth School of Music’s first Songwriter’s Retreat. The retreat was a first in several ways including location, activities and special guests. Worship arts and ministry majors met with worship leaders and pastors. The retreat was an opportunity to […]

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UCO records for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ karaoke

Disney is an iconic brand with classic traits as a company and a brand with whom many desire to work. California Baptist University’s University Choir and Orchestra recorded tracks Jan. 12 for Disney’s live action “Beauty and the Beast”. Last semester, UCO recorded tracks for Disney’s “Moana.” Many of CBU’s faculty work with Disney for […]

University Choir and Orchestra produces, releases new album

The Collinsworth School of Music’s University Choir and Orchestra produced a new album that includes several songs for parents, students and other family members to enjoy. Dr. Judd Bonner, UCO director, has been in charge of the ensemble for several years and the group has recorded Christmas-themed albums as well as regular worship albums. The […]