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 and 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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