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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

Teacher Training


The Madison Campus Arts program provides an ideal opportunity for teacher training, including professional development and the creation of teaching resources. Santa Monica College has committed to a collaborative effort with the Santa Monica & Malibu Schools to design this training, and is in discussion with other public school systems and private schools about similar efforts.

The Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, DC, offers the kind of program that is ideal to support this work. Grant applications are underway to secure assistance.


Professional development programs can be designed to build teachers’ knowledge and appreciation of the arts. Workshops can provide hands-on experience in learning to teach an art form and in using the arts to teach in other subject areas. Workshops can target teachers of all grades levels, pre-kindergarten through high school, who serve students with a broad range of backgrounds and needs. Teachers may earn in service-credit by attending workshops.


Each of the performances at the Madison Campus provides an opportunity to develop teacher training components, allowing teachers to deepen the experience back in the classroom. Additionally, through collaboration with arts-based organizations, resources can be made available that provide standards-based curricula to put the arts into all the disciplines.

These collaborations can also make available libraries of planning, research, and contact information for teachers, as well as numerous online and distance education resources.


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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