Music News

Express Yourself Showcase on February 22, 2018

Join us for a showcase of eclectic performances featuring our talented Shoreline Community College music students at Darrell’s Tavern in Shoreline. Bands, instrumentalists, rappers, DJs and vocalists, will perform their original compositions in a range of styles, from acoustic to electronic. This event is free and everyone is invited to attend. Must be 21 or over to be in the bar. For more information, please contact Jim Elenteny.

Event Details:

Date/Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm -10:00 pm
Venue: Darrell's Tavern, 18041 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

Presentation & Performance by Guest Composer/Pianist, Masayoshi Ishikawa - March 9, 2018

SCC alumni, Masayoshi Ishikawa, will present his original composition Suite for the Forgotten, a Jazz Orchestra Suite with strings. This is a highly personal piece written in commemoration of Japan's 2011 earthquake/tsunami and nuclear meltdown to commemorate the victims and their families, as well as, to continue raising awareness of the on-going radiation issues in Fukushima prefecture.

Originally from Fukushima Japan, Masayoshi Ishikawa grew up in a city called Aizu Wakamatsu. He came to the United States in 2003 to begin his formal musical training in Seattle Washington, where he first found his passion for piano and the art of jazz.

We are honored to have Masa return to the SCC Music Department as our special guest so he can share his journey of becoming a successful pianist, arranger, and composer with our music students.

Event Details:

Date/Time: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 12:30 pm
Venue: SCC Music Building 800, Room 818


Shoreline Community College – Opera Workshop 2018

January 10, 2018

Shoreline Community College Musical Theater and Opera program proudly presents Opera Workshop 2018, featuring Washington state stories and music. Highlighting the workshop performances is a world premiere by Seattle composer Bruce Monroe. A delightful one-act opera, Command Performance was written especially for this workshop program. Based on historical events taking place during the reign of Russian Empress Catherine “The Great”, Command Performance juxtaposes the dilemma of a young nobleman fleeing the wrath of his father with a trained troupe of opera-performing serfs ready to perform on command. These working peasants are both a puzzle and a wonder to all who encounter them. Hilarious hijinks arise and after appearances by the Empress herself, the opera culminates in praise and celebration by the serfs and their masters.

Also included on the program is The Quartet, by well-known Seattle composer Bern Herbolsheimer. This miniature opera is a charming adaptation of an original Slavic tale, deliciously scored for singers and chamber ensemble. Crowning these performances are scenes from The Golden Apple (music by Jerome Moross and libretto by John Latouche) and set in Washington state.

Performance Dates/Times

February 23 & 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm
February 25, 2018 at 3 pm


Shoreline Community College Campus Theater (1600)
16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Shoreline 98133


Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets and at the door.

Funding for this workshop is generously provided by the Student Body Government of Shoreline Community College. The project is also supported by a Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Community Project Award.

 For more information please contact Dr. Charles Enlow, producer, at


Opera Workshop Program Awarded Community Project Grant from Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council

Shoreline’s Opera Workshop Program has been awarded a Community Project Grant from the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council for its upcoming Opera Workshop 2018. The Grant will fund the commission of a new opera by Seattle composer Bruce Monroe. Mr. Monroe is a well-known conductor and composer, with credentials at the Fifth Avenue Theater, Village Theater, Seattle Children’s Theater, New York Public Theater, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The composer’s opera, Command Performance, will receive its world premiere as part of the performances for Opera Workshop 2018. Showdates will be February 23, 24, and 25, 2018. For more information, please contact Dr. Charles Enlow at or call (206) 546-4524.

Vocal Students Received Top Awards

Several Shoreline Community College vocal music students were recently awarded top prizes at the Puget Sound Student Adjudications of the National Association of Teachers of Singing / Puget Sound region. The competition was held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Seattle Pacific University.

  •  Trevor Eaden received First Place in the lower college men’s division. This is the second time he has received this award while studying voice with Fred Lokken.   
  • In the lower college women’s division, Clara Todd was awarded First Place, Kehla Grow was awarded Second Place, and Kia Burt received Honorable Mention. All three students are studying voice with Meg Stecker-Thorsen. 
  • Gloria Tzuang received Honorable Mention in the Classical Avocational 2 division. She is also studying voice with Meg Stecker-Thorsen. 

Trevor and Clara also received a cash prize for their accomplishment, and along with Kehla Grow, they have an opportunity to compete in the regional adjudications taking place next quarter. 

This marks the 4th year in a row, and the 5th out of the last six years, that one or more Shoreline Community College students received First Place awards in their respective categories. Congratulations to our awarded students and to all of the Shoreline Community College participants.