East Bay Center student (pianist) John Dandan is a recent recipient of a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music. He will begin classes this fall.
Congratulations John! More information
On March 3rd, one of the Center's fourth year Young Artist Diploma Students, Pinkie Young, received the highest award (superior command performance) from the California Music Educators Association. She played a piece by Telemann on flute.
Great work Pinkie!
Young Artist Diploma Student and drummer/percussionist David “Kofi” Williams was chosen to attend a 5-week Summer Intensive at Berklee College of Music in Boston on scholarship. David will be attending Berklee in the fall on scholarship, as well. Check out an interview with Kofi on the Berklee website. More information
East Bay Center graduate and drummer Malachi Whitson, was chosen to attend the prestigious Brubeck Institute Fellowship program this fall. The Brubeck Fellowship Program is a one or two-year full-scholarship program in jazz performance for five musicians who have just graduated from high school. These are the Brubeck Fellows and they comprise the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet (BIJQ). The Brubeck Fellows are students pursuing careers in jazz performance, and are selected during auditions held annually at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, CA. More information
“LOST SECRETS OF THE IRON TRIANGLE” A STORY OF THE HEART OF RICHMOND- East Bay Center for the Performing Arts’ Iron Triangle Theater celebrates the commissioning and world premiere of the most popular novel about growing up in Richmond in this generation. Based on the Book “RICHMOND TALES” By Summer Brenner.
Faculty member Solas Burke Lalgee sings the National Anthem and leads a group singing of American songs for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony Craneway Pavillion, 1414 Harbour Way S, Richmond, CA. 11:00 AM, March 5, 2013.
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts was recently awarded the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant from the National Park Service. The grant is for the documentary film project, "Hidden Legacy: Japanese Performing Arts in World War II Internment Camps."
East Bay Center was featured in this month’s issue of Architectural Record! The article about the Center is a part of the Record's Building for Social Change feature. The Center was chosen for both it's pragmatic and aesthetic appeal. More information
East Bay Center’s Artistic Director, Jordan Simmons, has been awarded the 2011 Community Leadership Award, by the San Francisco Foundation. The San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations whose leadership has made a significant impact in their particular Bay Area communities. Jordan will be honored on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at the Foundation’s Awards Celebration at Herbst Theater in San Francisco, along with award winners John Santos, musician and cultural activist, Gonzalo Rucobo, executive director of Bay Area Peacekeeps, Reverend Yvette Flunder, director of Ark of Refuge, and Ravenswood Family Health Center.
JULY 25, 2011
ABC Channel 7 news did a feature on East Bay Center. Follow the link to check it out!
JULY 12, 2011
East Bay Center receives an “Our Town” Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to commission an interactive art installation by new media artist Scott Snibbe, which will feature professionally choreographed and video-recorded movements of Richmond youth, reflecting both the diversity of the local population and the multicultural dance, rhythm, and performance programs taught and performed at the Center. More information