John Russell – Concert Hour
February 29, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PSTFree
LIVE at the Howard Brubeck Theatre! Back on Stage and In Person!
Palomar Performing Arts Proudly Presents
Every Thursday at 1pm
Join us every Thursday at the Howard Brubeck Theatre on the San Marcos Campus for a FREE LIVE Concert Hour Performance at the Howard Brubeck Theatre on the Palomar College Campus, San Marcos. Palomar Performing Arts is excited to open its doors to our students, staff and community members for our Free Concert Hour Series in person every Thursday at 1pm LIVE on the Howard Brubeck Theatre Stage.
Concert Hour is a FREE music enrichment series presented for our students and the community by the Palomar College Performing Arts Department.
Parking is Free in lots 1 & 15 during Concert Hour.
John K. Russell, DMA, is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Palomar College. He also serves as the Music Director of the San Diego Master Chorale. At Palomar College, he conducts the Chamber Singers and the Palomar Chorale, teaches applied voice, oversees the vocal music program, and leads the Palomar Choral Academy, an annual week-long immersive choral music experience for high school students. As Music Director of the SD Master Chorale, Dr. Russell conducts and coordinates all the Chorale’s artistic activities, including programming an entire concert season with performances around the San Diego region. He also prepares the chorus for performances with San Diego Symphony and regional orchestras.
Dr. Russell was previously the Director of Choral Activities at California State University, San Bernardino, and has held similar positions at Albion College (Michigan), Los Angeles City College, Cypress College, and the San Diego Children’s Choir. Before working in California, Dr. Russell was the principal choral conductor at the LaGuardia School of Music & Art & Performing Arts (the Fame School) in New York City. At LaGuardia, he was the assistant chairperson of the Music Department, conductor of the symphonic chorus, and voice instructor for the school’s top vocalists. While in New York, he conducted over twenty performances with the world-renowned Orchestra of St. Luke’s, served as a clinician for the New York Philharmonic’s Education Department, and was a guest conductor with New York City National Chorale.
Dr. Russell is a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and is a graduate of Western Michigan University and Columbia University. He received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Music from the University of Southern California, and his primary conducting mentors are Craig Arnold, Joe Miller, and Jo-Michael Scheibe. He has studied voice with William Appel, Curt Peterson, Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, and Gary Glaze. He resides in San Diego with his wife, Jill, and son, Parker.