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The Stage Press Release – October 17, 2007
Los Angeles Times Article – October 17, 2007
Daily Press Article – October 18, 2007
The more things change…
The Spirit Survives

A Diva Woos Donors for Her Santa Monica Showcase

A Bid to be Big Stage on Campus

Classical Music On The Pier

KMZT MP3 Sound Bites:
01 P.J. Ochlan with Architect Renzo Zecchetto

02 P.J. Ochlan with Architect Renzo Zecchetto 2

03 P.J. Ochlan with Maestro Kent Nagano

04 P.J. Ochlan with PACMA Director Dale Franzen

05 P.J. Ochlan with PACMA Director Dale Franzen 2

06 P.J. Ochlan with PACMA Asst. Director Adam Philipson

07 P.J. Ochlan with Architect Renzo Zeccetto

08 P.J. Ochlan with Malibu Mayor Andy Stern 1

09 P.J. Ochlan with Malibu Mayor Andy Stern 2

Arts Education


The Madison Campus is a thoroughly modernized classroom building and grounds. Classes in performing and visual arts are ongoing, and are currently offered through the Santa Monica College Continuing Education program and the Santa Monica College Emeritus College program. See the Santa Monica College website for current offerings. In addition, performance classes for academic credit, including master classes, will be offered as the Madison Site Theater project is developed.


The Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery provides the community with access to the best in contemporary art created by local, national, and international artists. Each exhibit features an opening reception. Call (310) 434-3434 for hours and details of the latest exhibition.


The Madison Performance Series began in the Fall of 1999, and has become a strong arts education component of the Madison Arts Campus program. For the 2005-2006 season, we hope to be able to bring more than 2,000 local public and private school students to this series of diverse, free arts education events. See this website for past and current events.


Santa Monica College’s Madison Project and Los Angeles Opera are working together to offer an in-depth youth Opera Camp.  This is a unique behind-the-scenes program that will help you discover how to use your voice to express yourself through music (and much more) under the guidance of Los Angeles Opera professionals.

A sample of a past brochure is available in the right column.  For more information, please contact (310) 434-3414.


Links to current class offerings and special events at Santa Monica College are provided in the right column on this page.


The Madison Performance Series and performances at the Madison Project are ideal vehicles for introducing the work of emerging and established artists to young students. Additionally, these performances fulfill our vision of exposing young student performers to professional groups who act as mentors and artistic role models.

Santa Monica College is actively working with the Santa Monica & Malibu Schools and other public and private schools in this effort. Efforts are underway to develop teacher training components for each arts performance, allowing teachers to deepen the experience back in the classroom. Additionally, efforts are underway to engage arts organizations in the greater Los Angeles area in the development of programs. The shared goal is to ignite "the flame of interest" in every child and to deepen students’ understanding of all people and their cultures.

Current Class Listing for Santa Monica College Academic Courses

Current Class Listing for Santa Monica College Continuing Education Courses

Current Class Listing for Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College Courses

Santa Monica College Current Events

SMC & SMMUSD Memo on Educational Program for the Madison Theater

Fall 2003 Youth Opera Camp Brochure and Application
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