Archive for Music

DECADES OF UNEQUAL DEVELOPMENT OF MUSIC COURSES COUNTY-WIDE CONTINUES IN 2017

Of 57 music courses/tutorials offered this fall, 52 of them are exclusive to Prescott campus

The decades of unequal development of music courses in the County continues. For example, the College registration database shows that there are 52 face-to-face courses and tutorials offered on the Prescott Campus in fall 2017. However, there are only two face-to-face classes offered at the Sedona Center  and none on the Verde Campus (three online courses are available on the Verde Campus and District-wide).

This continues a decade or more of discrimination by the College  in developing music courses throughout the County. Clearly, it  has concentrated its effort and financial resources almost exclusively on the Prescott Campus. No one seems aware of its focus almost exclusively on the Prescott campus when it comes to music.

Click here and then go to search for classes, and find “music.”

 

Huge music program on West side of County – 106 classes offered on Prescott campus

Absence of music programs on East side of County shows years of neglect by College—5 classes offered

Over the past several years, the Prescott dominated administrators of Yavapai Community College have spent many thousands of dollars developing a fine music program on that side of the Mountain.  Meanwhile, music instruction on the East side of the County has been almost totally neglected.

Music classes Verde ValleyThe results of that neglect are evident in the number of courses offered on the West and East sides of the County.  On the Prescott side, College registration data shows 106 classes being offered with only 3 of them on-line.

Meanwhile, on the Verde Campus, there are 5 music classes offered with 3 of them being online.

The following is a list of musical groups listed on the Prescott campus.  The Verde campus has none.

Music programs on Prescott campus

The good news for East County residents is that newly hired Craig John Ralston, Dean of the Arts & Humanities Division, has recognized the huge disparity between the East and West sides of the County  and has begun to try and seriously address it.  

$5 Million dollar new Art/Music Building on Prescott campus

Administrators recommend  $5 Million dollars to renovate Building #15 to house Art and Music on Prescott campus; Request illustrates impact of concentrated music program development on West side of County while ignoring East side of County

The Yavapai Community College administrators are asking the Governing Board to approve  $5 million dollars to construct  Art and Music facilities in Building #15 on the Prescott campus. The request appears in the draft capital improvement plan submitted to the Governing Board at its February, 2015  meeting.

Music notesThe $5 million dollar request is in part the culmination of a specific effort on the Prescott campus to develop music courses while ignoring music development in the Verde Valley. For example, by the fall of 2014 the Community College listed 87 separate courses of music instruction and 16 areas of music concentration that students might consider. However, of the 87 courses, 85 are taught only on the Prescott campus; two music courses existed at the Sedona Center for Arts and Technology campus. None appear online.UNDER CONSTRUCTION

In the spring, 2015 the College Registration catalog listed over 100 music courses being offered on the Prescott campus. It listed less than six on the Verde campus.

The Yavapai Community College Foundation has no doubt played a significant role in pushing for development of the facility with its Friends of Music Auxiliary. The Auxiliary has an outstanding membership made up mostly of Prescott and Prescott Valley residents. It has provided scholarship assistance to outstanding student musicians and co-sponsored musical events with the music department.

Music courses a favorite on Prescott campus

Over 100 music courses offered on Prescott campus; less than half dozen on Verde campus

Music notesThe Spring Yavapai Community College Registration catalog lists over 100 music courses being offered on the Prescott campus.  It lists less than six on the Verde campus.

Many of the courses listed appear to be similar to tutorials with an enrollment of two students.  You may view the Spring, 2015 Registration Catalog by clicking here.

Music programs illustrate failure of program development in Verde

Of 87 music courses offered, 85 are located only on the Prescott campus

Music 1The fall College online registration catalog contains sections that vividly illustrate how the Community College has failed to develop programs in the Verde Valley.  For example, it lists 87 separate courses of music instruction, and 16 areas of music concentration that students may consider.  However, of the 87 courses, 85 are taught only on the Prescott campus; two music courses exist at the Sedona Center for Arts and Technology campus. None appear online.  Source: