Kristen Vargas | Banner | Steven Dahlgren, assistant professor of music, shares his knowledge on conducting and music education with the high school choir program, Young Musicians.

Inland Empire sends students to train at CBU

The Inland Empire Musical Arts program has introduced the Young Musicians program at California Baptist University to promote musical development among high school students in the local community. Students from ninth to 12th grades participate in bands such as Honor Symphonic Band, Honor String Orchestra and Encore Honor Choir. Michelle Elliot, Inland Empire Musical Arts […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Dr. Joseph Bolin, dean of the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music, conducts the Worship Collective as they record their version of the Christmas classic “Joy to the World.”

Worship Collective records Christmas album

The Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music’s ensemble, Worship Collective, has recorded a Christmas album. The School of Music is partnering with Prism Music and Tommy Walker, a contemporary music composer and songwriter, to release the new Christmas album. The ensemble recorded 11 of Tommy Walker’s “Generation Hymns” Oct. 11-12. The combined forces of […]

Sage Zbinden | Banner | Justine Tiu, alumna harp performance major with a masters in in flute performance, delicately strums her harp, creating a harmonious tone.

Students and alumni compete for Symphony Orchestra in Concerto competition

A musical crescendo filled the air Sept. 29 at California Baptist University’s Joann Hawkins Music Building as students performed in the final round of the School of Music’s Concerto Competition. The six finalists competed against one another for a chance to become guest soloists in CBU’s Symphony Orchestra. This was a first-ever final round event […]

UCO featured in TV program

The University Choir and Orchestra at California Baptist University was given the opportunity to showcase their talents Nov. 15 through a taped performance at Trinity Broadcasting Network. The group was a part of the Christmas-themed program hosted by Bobby Schuller and guest evangelist Ray Comfort. Jacob Arreola, CBU and UCO alumnus, works for TBN in […]

Choir rings in Christmas

For more than 15 years, the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University has taken over the last chapel service of the semester traditionally known as Christmas Chapel. This year is no exception. The School of Music will be performing for Christmas Chapel Dec. 5 during regular Chapel service hours at […]

CBU opens doors to youth orchestra

Program aims to instruct local youth to impact their community. In collaboration with the Riverside Arts Academy, California Baptist University is opening a program through the Collinsworth School of Music called Harmony Project: Riverside, which will provide free music education to inner-city children in the Riverside community. All teaching positions except orchestra director, site coordinator and two assistant directors […]

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 […]

Homecoming evolves in its’ 3rd year

Homecoming weekend Feb. 17-18 promises “pomp and circumstance” as the Office of Institutional Advancement promotes this year’s celebration of living God’s purpose through the theme “One World, One Mission,” Earl Harris, director of conferences and events, said. The international theme of “One World, One Mission” will honor the 15th anniversary of the International Service Projects […]