The Art & Music department helps coordinate student clubs and other activities open to the general student body.
Club Faculty Advisor: Prof. Mary Jo Mazzella Ben-Nun
- Art Club
The Art Club welcomes all students who are interested in the visual arts. It organizes studio sessions to help broaden artistic skills and techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking and ceramics.
- C.A.M.E.O. (Cosplay, Anime, Magic, Entertainment, Origins) Club
The CAMEO Club is a creative group of students who share their appreciation for the Japanese arts of anime and manga. The club also hosts a variety of events that celebrate Japanese culture and comics.
Come sing with us! The chorus performs at college events and functions.
For more information contact: Benjamin.Yarmolinsky@bcc.cuny.edu
Art & Music Department, GU 203
Fall 2019 Concerts
October 24, 2019 at 12 pm in GML Rotunda
Longleash Trio (violin, cello, piano) is an ensemble with a traditional instrumentation and a progressive identity. Inspired by new music with unusual sonic beauty, an inventive streak, and compelling cultural relevancy, Longleash extends a love of classical chamber musicianship to the interpretation of contemporary music, crafting performances that are both dynamic and thoughtfully refined. An “expert young trio” praised for its “subtle and meticulous musicianship” (Strad magazine) and for navigating “an incredible breadth of musical styles with technical expertise and expressive innovation” (Feast of Music), Longleash has quickly earned a reputation in the US and abroad for innovative programming, artistic excellence, and new music advocacy.
November 13, 2019 at 12pm in GML Rotunda
Soprano Stephanie Lamprea is an active performer, recitalist and curator in the United States, specializing in 20th and 21st century classical repertoire. Her solo performances have been described as “electrifying”, and she was awarded 2nd place in the international John Cage Awards, sponsored by the John Cage Orgel Stiftung in Halberstadt, Germany. Her work in curation was also recently awarded a grant from the Puffin Foundation.
Stephanie devours mammoth works of virtuosity and extended technique with ease and creative insight. Works of note she has performed include Kate Soper’s IPSA DIXIT, Georges Aperghis’14 Recitations, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, and Shostakovich’s Seven Verses of Alexander Blok. She has performed as a solo and chamber musician at National Sawdust, Spectrum, Shapeshifter Lab, Miller Theater at Columbia University, Symphony Space, the Terrace Theater at Kennedy Center, the Slipper Room, and Park Avenue Armory.
gamin kang ensemble
December 6, 2019 at 12pm in GML Rotunda
gamin kang ensemble features 4 musicians: pansori singer, piri and saenghwang performer, gayageum performer, and a percussionist. gamin kang is one of the most celebrated piri, taepyeongso (Korean traditional oboe family) and saengwhang (ancient wind-blow instrument) performers in Korea today. From 2000 to 2010, she was a member and assistant principal player of the Contemporary Gukak Orchestra at the National Gukak Center, the hub for training and preserving Korean traditional music. Solidly trained in jeongak, the classical court music, gamin also studied the techniques of sinawi, the shaman ritual music. Due to her virtuosity, she can play from the very authentic jeongak and sinawi to contemporary music with electronic sounds as well. The music director of the National Changgeuk Company, YOO Young-Dae describes her music as “free-spirited in restrain, delicate in bluntness, and sorrow in bliss.”
Dreaming to be on upscale global stages, gamin has been a recipient of several cultural exchange programs. She was a recipient of a residency program grant from the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in 2011 and had toured for lecture concerts at Harvard University, Northwestern University, Dartmouth University, and the others. She gave a solo recital at Bennett Media Studio and recorded improvisational works with local musicians in New York. Stepping forth, she has been invited by governmental organizations of France and Germany, and performed in Paris, Strasbourg, Freiburg, and Karlsruhe in 2011.
Chairperson: Ruth Bass
Bliss Hall [BL], Room 303,
Office Assistant: Jasmina Betances
Guggenheim Hall [GU], Room 203
Office Assistant: Stephanie Jimenez