Performing Arts Department Chair
Name: Michael Gend
Office: PAB 3539
Phone: (818) 710-2268
Music Faculty Advisor
Name: Wendy Mazon
Office: MUS 3403A
Phone: (818) 710-2295
Welcome Pierce Students!
This page will give you an introduction to what you can expect of your coach-accompanists, and what we will expect of you. The coach-accompanists are Lance Merrill and Hyunju Hwang.
Lance Merrill's sign-up page for Android and Computer users is here.
Hyunju Hwang's sign-up page for Android and Computer users is here.
(iPhone users, please install Google Sheets first to allow you to edit.)
We need music for the songs you sing and the pieces you play. The best kind of score you can provide is a "piano-vocal" arrangement of a song, or a full score of the instrumental piece. You can find most music online nowadays, and although a lot of music is free, you should be prepared to pay for the music. If a piano-vocal version of a song isn't possible to get, we can also read from lead-sheets, in which case a YouTube link to a performance of the song is very helpful. Bring a paper copy in loose sheets. Here are some good websites to check for sheet music:
http://www.musicnotes.com (this website often allows you to choose your key before printing)
We rehearse in Music 3400 or 3401, or practice rooms "J" or "L". Come early and bring something to record the session. It can be very helpful to have a recording of the accompaniment for you to work with at home. Come as prepared as you can; you will get the most out of a rehearsal if you have your music and words memorized.