National Award Winners!

West Valley College vocal jazz ensemble, Synchronicity, has won the prestigious DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award for Best Undergraduate College Vocal Jazz Group for the second year in a row.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the DownBeat Student Music Awards, a respected, national competition for middle school, high school, and college students (undergraduate and graduate) to showcase their talent and to receive recognition for their musical skills. Synchronicity is one of two vocal jazz ensembles directed by Michelle Hawkins.

On Sunday, April 1, Synchronicity performed at the Monterey Next Gen Jazz Festival where WVC vocal jazz major Zach Yaholkovsky received recognition forĀ Outstanding Soloist Award.

Congratulations to Synchronicity and director Michelle Hawkins for representing the West Valley College Music Department so well.

2 Responses to “National Award Winners!”
  1. Gerald says:

    An upcoming jazz crooner – watch out!

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