Learn more about our music program, including faculty and student accomplishments
in their respective fields of research, teaching, service, scholarship and creative
Director of Jazz Studies, Dr. Matt Zebley, was a featured artist as part of the 2021 Concord Jazz Festival. He performed original
compositions and arrangements with his band, Oversize Quartet, at the Concord Historical Society.
DVC Music Professor, Dr. Terence Elliott, was honored 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 38 million hits on YouTube with his song, "Song Cry."
Bret Peppo conducted the 2016 Alabama All-State Honor Choir in Birmingham, Alabama.
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.