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Pasadena Conservatory of Music to Launch World Music Department With Open House On Sunday

Published on Aug 12, 2022

The Pasadena Conservatory of Music will launch its World Music Department, a new department focused on the music traditions from around the world, with an open house on Sunday, August 14.

The event is set to begin at 4 p.m. at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music (PCM) auditorium at 100 North Hill Avenue and will feature mariachi and percussion performances and interactive activities.

PCM Executive Director Stephen McCurry, Department Chair Erick Jovel, multi percussionist Clarice Cast and grammy-nominated trumpet player and performer Sarah Bauzá are set to speak during the event. 

Councilmember Felicia Williams will be present to deliver brief remarks at the open house. 

Attendees can learn more about the new World Music Department, meet the instructors, join a drum circle and inquire about class sign ups.

Proof of full vaccination is required at the event. Masks are optional but are strongly recommended. To RSVP, visit:

As per PCM website, the new department will be focused on music traditions from around the world. 

The World Music Department will offer four classes namely Introduction to Latin Percussion Technique, Latin Percussion Ensemble, Drum Circle and Mariachi Pasadena for youth and adults. 

It will take 12 weeks to finish a class. Mariachi Pasadena classes will begin on August 29 while the three other classes will start on August 30. 

As per PCM website, members of the World Music Department faculty include grammy-nominated trumpet player and performer Sarah Bauzá, percussionist Stevie Ray Hernandez, multi percussionist Clarice Cast, singer Gustavo Hernandez and trumpet player Erick Jovel.

To learn more about the new department, visit:

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