Music and Art Students Tour UC San Diego

Posted: Tuesday, June 4th 2019

Mission Bay High School students participate in a jam session

The SDUSD Visual and Performing Arts Department has coordinated with UC San Diego to provide special campus tours and presentations for district students of the arts. Four half-day tours for music and visual art students took place this spring, with additional events planned for theatre and dance this fall. 

Each day began with arrival at 10am on the UCSD campus. Students received a welcome from current students in the Arts and Humanities, then a presentation by arts faculty members, such as Professor Susan Narucki (Performance: Voice - Soprano), Assistant Professor Wilfredo Terrazas (Performance: Flute), and Associate Teaching Professor Tom Erbe (Computer Music). During their visit, students watched performances, participated in workshops, and received a campus tour, including visits to the Geisel Library and highlights of the Stuart sculpture collection (see picture at right). Each visit was limited to 50 students.

Participating schools

  • May 22: Vocal Music – students from the choral programs at Hoover and San Diego High (see picture below)
  • May 23: Jazz & Improvisation – students from the jazz program at Mission Bay High
  • May 29: Music & Technology – students from the instrumental music program at San Diego High
  • May 30: Visual Art – students from the visual art programs at Mission Bay and Crawford High 

These trips were made possible by UCSD sponsorship of the VAPA Foundation, and provided free of charge to students and teachers.

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