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  • TICKET PRICES: General Admission: $10  – Students/Seniors/Staff: $8  (unless otherwise noted)
  • LOCATION:    Unless otherwise noted, all concerts will be held in the Concert Hall, Bldg. 2400, Oceanside Campus.

Frequency & MOJO

Come hear the combined forces of two of MiraCosta College’s DownBeat award-winning jazz ensembles: Frequency Vocal Jazz, directed by Matt Falker, and MOJO, directed by Steve Torok, present a blend of vocal and instrumental jazz.

Sunday, March 1 // 3 p.m.

MiraCosta College Symphony Orchestra

The MiraCosta College Symphony Orchestra warmly welcomes you to join us for an evening of twentieth century masterworks. Our special guest will be the world renowned guitarist, composer, and educator, MiraCosta College’s own Professor Eric Allen Foster. Foster will perform Hector Villa Lobos’ Guitar concerto, a rarely performed masterwork, which is one of the great treasures of the twentieth century repertoire. The evening will conclude with one of the century’s most moving masterworks for symphony orchestra: Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 op. 47. Conducted by Branden Muresan.

Saturday, March 14 // 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 15 // 3 p.m.

MiraCosta College Invitational Choral Festival

MiraCosta College choirs host high school and college choirs from San Diego county and Southern California for free daytime performances and clinics. The festival culminates with a concert featuring Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Polyphonics (Dr. Scott Glysson, conductor) with the MiraCosta College Chamber Choir and Concert Chorale.

Monday, March 23 // 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Collective Presents: The British Invasion

Musicians and bands of the British Isles have had a profound impact upon musical trends and styles in the United States. Join the DownBeat award-winning Jazz Collective and Professor Steve Torok as they offer a fresh look at the British Invasion with new versions of the diverse and beloved music of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Eric Clapton, The Police and others, including just maybe a little Britten, Holst, Elgar, or even Andrew Lloyd Webber in the mix.

Free Preview Matinee: Wednesday, April 8 // 1 p.m. (bring your lunch)

Evening Concert: Thursday, April 9 // 7:30 p.m. (paid admission)

Music Bldg. 2200, Studio A Oceanside Campus



MiraCosta College hosts nearly 50 performing groups from schools around the United States as part of the annual Oceanside Jazz Festival. Jazz choirs perform March 27 & 28, and jazz bands perform April 25. Daytime school performances, clinics, and master classes are open to the public and free of charge. Each day culminates in an evening performance featuring MiraCosta College jazz ensembles performing with prominent guest artists. More information is available at


Last Call is a 12 voice community-based vocal jazz ensemble from the greater Seattle area, directed and founded by Kelly Kunz. The ensemble is continuously seeking new ways to explore different musical boundaries in the area of vocal jazz. Last Call has given featured performances at the 2017 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Conference and the 2019 Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference.

Friday, March 27 // 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 28 // 7:30 p.m.

General Admission: $20; Seniors, Staff, Students: $15


Two-time Grammy award-winning saxophonist Ernie Watts is the featured guest with MOJO and the Jazz Collective. Over his 50 year career in pop and jazz, Watts has recorded 21 solo albums and has been featured on hundreds of recordings by artists ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa. Watts is one of only six jazz musicians to win the prestigious Frankfurt Music Prize. He regularly performs with renowned vocalists Diane Schuur and Kurt Elling. Watts was featured on Elling’s Dedicated to You, which won a Grammy in 2010. Directed by Steve Torok.

Saturday, April 25 // 7:30 p.m.

General Admission: $20; Seniors, Staff, Students: $15


Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

MiraCosta College choirs join singers from Orange Coast College and Palomar College at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido for two performances of the mighty and iconic 9th Symphony in celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday year. A remarkable coalition of choral forces including vocal soloists will join with instrumentalists from several local orchestras and the Palomar Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Ellen Weller. This will be a transcendent and unforgettable performance!

Thursday, April 16 // 7 p.m.

Friday, April 17 // 7 p.m.

Location: California Center for the Arts, Escondido

To purchase tickets, visit the CCAE’s ticketing window, by phone at 760.839.4100, or online at

Frequency Solo Nights

The final performances of the school year by the Frequency Vocal Jazz Ensemble will feature selected soloists and small groups performing contemporary and classic jazz repertoire, primarily arranged by the students in the ensemble. Directed by Matt Falker.

Friday, May 1 // 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 2 // 7:30 p.m.

Brave Words

The MiraCosta College Chamber Choir and Concert Chorale perform pieces composed on poems with texts that challenge our quest for the deepest human experience and encourage our brave steps into unknown journeys. A guest orchestra joins the choirs for John Corigliano’s poignant setting of Dylan Thomas’ Fern Hill, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ powerful setting of Walt Whitman’s Toward the Unknown Region. Conducted by Arlie Langager.

Friday, May 8 // 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 9 // 7:30 p.m.

Pop Ensemble Recital

This concert includes a performance from the newly formed Pop Music Ensemble, which is under the direction of Matt Falker, featuring a variety of pop, rock, and other contemporary selections.

Monday, May 11 // 7:30 p.m.

Music Bldg. 2200, Studio A

Jazz & Commercial Music Major Concert with Jazz Collective

Jazz & Commercial Music Majors are showcased in a performance with the DownBeat award-winning Jazz Collective. Select students from the Spring 2020 Jazz/Commercial Improvisation course will also participate. Students are then joined by faculty for a jam session, one of the most exciting, interactive, and authentic expressions of the jazz tradition. Directed by Steve Torok.

Thursday, May 14 // 7:30 p.m.

Music Bldg. 2200, Studio A, Oceanside Campus

MiraCosta College Symphony Orchestra

For the final concert of their season, the MiraCosta College Symphony Orchestra will be featuring competition winners from various divisions of the San Diego Music Teachers Association of California annual concerto competition. Please come to see these fabulous rising stars perform a movement of a concerto with the orchestra. The orchestra will feature a composition 20 years in the making, with Johannes Brahms’ iconic Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68, in addition to the exciting and exhilarating Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams. Conducted by Branden Muresan.

Saturday, May 16 // 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 17 // 3 p.m.

Classical Music Major Recital

This performance, accompanied by Michael Munson, showcases the top artists in piano, voice, and instruments in the Classical Music Program at MiraCosta College. Directed by Matt Falker and Branden Muresan.

Monday, May 18 // 7:30 p.m.



The public is invited to performances by MiraCosta College music majors which occur most Fridays during the semester. Concerts are 30-45 minutes long. Check for listings. Free Admission. 


Unless noted otherwise, concerts will be held in the Concert Hall, Bldg. 2400, Oceanside Campus, with pricing as follows:  General Admission: $10 Seniors: $8 Staff: $8 Students: $8