The Recording Arts and Commercial Music programs at West Valley College offer comprehensive theoretical instruction and hands-on technical career training. Students have full access to a wide range of professional equipment.  The Digital Music Center (DMC) is equipped with 30 stations, each featuring an 88-key controller keyboard and iMac running industry standard software including Logic Pro and Protools.  Across the [...]

Baby Makes Three


    From Online Etymology Dictionary:  infant (n.) late 14c., “child during earliest period of life” (sometimes extended to age 7 and sometimes including a fetus), from L. infantem (nom. infans) “young child, babe in arms,” noun use of adjective meaning “not able to speak,” from in- ”not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + fans, prp. of fari ”speak” (see fame). As an adjective, 1580s, from the noun. [...]

Zombie Apocalypse?


The flesh-hungry undead have been a fixture of world mythology dating at least since The Epic of Gilgamesh, in which the goddess Ishtar promises: I will knock down the Gates of the Netherworld,  I will smash the door posts, and leave the doors flat down, and will let the dead go up to eat the [...]

Jazz Singers This Sunday

Come hear the sounds of the holiday season THIS Sunday at 7 pm in the WVC Theater with the West Valley College Jazz Singers, joined by the Homestead HS Jazz Choirs. Under the direction of Michelle Hawkins, WVC jazz choirs have been named back-to-back winners of the DownBeat Magazine Award for Outstanding Vocal Jazz in [...]