Department News and Accoladesapplause

We are excited to report on both faculty and student news/accomplishments in their respective fields of research, teaching, service, scholarship and creative works.


DVC Music Professor, Dr. Terence Elliotthonored at the 10th annual A2MEND (African American Male Education Network & Development) conference at the LAX Westin in Los Angeles.

MIS student August Alsina reaches 13 million hits on YouTube with his song "Song Cry"

MIS part-time instructor Jon Bendich and Tara Kemp win Best R&B song for "Paris In Spring" from http://www.theakademia.com/

Bret Peppo will be conducting the 2016 Alabama All-State Honor Choir in Birmingham, Alabama, March 3-6. 

Dr. Nick Vasallo won a Honorable Mention award for The American Prize in Composition: Chamber Music (Professional Division) 2015 for When the War Began. He was also a Finalist for The American Prize in Composition: Band Music (Professional Division) 2015 for Antares Rising.

Gino Robair: Named Editor of Keyboard Magazine - September 23, 2015

Dr. Nick Vasallo was the winner of the Composers Forum "Music in Two Movements" 2015 Competition for The
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Michael Aczon: What the future of music streaming could mean for DVC - September 1, 2015

Dr. Nick Vasallo: New Music Industries Director brings wealth of musical experience - May 5, 2015

Dr. Matt Zebley: Grammy award winner and jazz star comes to DVC - September 10, 2013

Doug Michael: Music by DVC instructor Doug Michael Featured in Car Commercial - 2012

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