Instrumental Music Conservatory
In this conservatory, students will be engaged in the study and practice of instrumental music in exciting and diverse environments such as a large group, chamber ensembles, or small bands. Instrumental Conservatory will explore all styles of music including folk, pop, classical, and jazz. All levels of experience and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged. In collaboration with the instructor, students create unique recording projects and performance opportunities at Mayfield and throughout the community. Students are highly encouraged to have, in conjunction with their Instrumental Music Conservatory commitment, a private teacher for their instrument. A full year commitment is recommended.
Vocal Music Conservatory (Mayfield Choir)
This Vocal Ensemble course offers immersion into the serious study of vocal style and technique. All levels of experience and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged. Performance based, the Mayfield Choir will explore music from the Renaissance to the present, emphasizing standard choral repertoire and contemporary Gospel music. Performances include the Carol Night, the annual Music in May spring concert, and participation in various choral festivals, field trips, community events, and liturgies. A full-year commitment is recommended.
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Mayfield Senior School Vocal and Instrumental Conservatories performed their second annual Fall Concert at Pasadena's Neighborhood Church. The concert featured soloist, the instrumental and vocal ensembles performing a variety of selections and combined for a finale of The Nightmare Before Christmas. A small reception will follow.
Music Conservatory "To Build A Home" debut CD
|The Music Conservatory's debut release, To Build A Home, was recorded in April 2012 at Firehouse Recording Studios in Pasadena and features two original student compositions. CDs are $10 each. Contact Brenda Castañeda at (626) 799-9121 ext. 222 to order your copy!|
Listen to track samples from "To Build A Home"
Instrumental Music Instructor
(626) 799-9121 ext. 217
Northern Illinois University - B.A.
San Francisco State University - M.A.
California Institute of the Arts - M.F.A.