Monday, April 29, 2019

2019 CGCC Summer Camps and Workshops

CGCC offers several summer camps and workshops.

Summer Percussion Workshop
  • June 3 - 6, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
  • Pecos Campus
  • MUP 181 - Class Number 17957; 1 Credit
  • The CGCC Summer Percussion Workshop is designed to promote percussion participation and instruct students in the areas of percussion ensemble and solo percussion performance. This workshop is open to high school percussion students, including those entering high school or 2019 graduates. Students will spend time in ensemble rehearsal as well as in topical and solo performance based masterclasses.
  • The final evening (Thursday) of the workshop will feature a Solo & Ensemble Percussion Recital. The ensemble selections that have been rehearsed throughout the week will be featured, along with selected outstanding solo selections prepared in advance by the workshop participants (optional). The recital will be held in the Agave Building at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. on June 6, 2019.
  • Register at
Opera Workshop
  • May 21 - June 27, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 - 9:40 p.m.
  • Pecos Campus PAC 150
  • MUP 171- Class Number 16699
  • Students will be required to sing an opera, operetta, aria or classical art song for the first class meeting. This is a hybrid course and extra time is required outside of scheduled class meeting time.
  • Extra rehearsals/class meeting times are also required.
  • Extra class meeting times will be scheduled on Fri-Sat, Jun 21-22
  • June 24-27 course meeting times are Mon-Thurs from 6-10 p.m.
  • Show Performance is Thursday, June 27
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Dance Courses
  • All courses meet May 28 - July 19
  • Introduction to Dance
    • DAH 100; 3 credit hours
    • Online Course
  • Dance in Pop Culture
    • DAH 250; 3 credit hours
    • Online Course
  • Musical Theatre Dance I
    • DAN 129; 1 credit hour
    • Monday - Thursday 10 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Ballet I/II/III/IV
    • DAN 131/134/231/234; 1 credit hour
    • Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
  • Modern I/II/III/IV
    • DAN 132/135/232/235; 1 credit hour
    • Monday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Jazz I/II/III/IV
    • DAN 133/136/233/236; 1 credit hour
    • Monday - Thursday 1 - 2:15 p.m.
  • Hip Hop I/II 
    • DAN 102AA/102AB; 1 credit hour
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 - 8:10 p.m.
  • Ballet I/II
    • DAN 131/134; 1 credit hour
    • Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:10 p.m.
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Friday, April 26, 2019

CGCC Team Wins Innovation of the Year

CGCC’s nominee for Innovation of the Year, “Food and Green Waste Recycling Program: An Ongoing Collaborative Project Model for Sustaining Student Learning, Success, and Creativity through Experiential Learning,” continues CGCC’s longstanding commitment to sustainability, and it brings together a coalition of faculty, administrators, and support staff with the goal of elevating experiential learning. One of the best features of this project is its multidisciplinary approach. Students in diverse fields of study are engaged in critical thinking, problem-solving and hands-on experimentation.

Adjunct and full-time faculty are connecting with leaders in college facility operations, food service, marketing and media to optimize the student learning experience and to model the value of cooperative planning and project management spanning a complex, hierarchical educational organization. CGCC won the 2019 Maricopa Community College Innovation of the Year Award for the Waste Food Digester project. One project is selected each from all of the colleges in the district, and the winner receives the Dr. Paul M. Pair Innovation of the Year Award of $2,000 for future innovation.

In photo from left:
Top - Bassam Matar, Yvonne Reinke, Kanapathipillai Prabakaran

Bottom - Jay Linford, Miriam Kleinman, Michele Marsee, Mary Beth Burgoyne