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Music Concerts

  music concerts  

Program subject to change. For details, call (310) 434-4323 or (310) 434-3005. Unless otherwise noted, concerts are held in The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage or in The Edye, both located at the SMC Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Santa Monica Blvd. & 11th St., Santa Monica. Advance tickets for concerts with an admission charge may be purchased online (​), by phone at (310) 434-3005, or in person at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus; limited hours). A modest service charge applies. Tickets may also be purchased at the door 45 minutes before event start time. 

Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

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Benefit Concert: 

SMC Applied Music Program

Janelle DeStefano, Director. Don’t miss this fantastic concert performed by some of SMC’s most gifted music students! It’s a wonderful opportunity to provide your support for students in the Applied Music Program, one of the distinctive programs of SMC’s Music Department dedicated to fostering the development of outstanding instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers.

Fri, Nov 21 | 7:30pm | $10
Moss Theater at New Roads School

(3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica; parking available
in school lot and along Nebraska Ave.)



SMC Symphony Orchestra

James Martin, Director. The SMC Symphony makes a guest appearance and collaborates with Venice High School on a program of classical favorites that includes music by Beethoven, Bach, Bartók, and Brahms. The concert will also feature the Peer Gynt Suite by Song of Norway composer Edvard Grieg, performed with the high school’s strings students under the direction of Wendy Kornbeck.

Sun, November 23 | 4pm | $10

Venice High School Auditorium
(13000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles)


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SMC Wind Ensemble

Kevin McKeown, Conductor. October concert features an exciting mixture of both new and traditional music written specifically for wind instruments. November concert rejoices with music of the season to bring cheer to all, and features a very special guest conductor—a local middle school student—winner of the annual SMC Wind Ensemble Essay Contest! All ages are welcome!

Sun, November 30 | 4pm | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center



SMC Jazz Band

Keith Fiddmont, Conductor. Ensemble performs jazz band arrangements from the masters, as well as contemporary works from aspiring composers and arrangers. Renowned guest artists will join the band to explore the music of Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, and others.

Mon, December 1 | 8pm | $5

Typhoon Restaurant at Santa Monica Airport

(3221 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica)


Terry Carter & The Riffrafters

Terry Carter and the guitar students of SMC perform Classic Rock, Pop, Blues, and Reggae. Don’t miss this epic concert! Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).

Thu, December 4 | 11:15am | Free

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center


SMC Opera Theatre Workshop

Janelle DeStefano, Artistic Director. SMC Opera Theatre performs selected highlights from a variety of operas, presented in fully staged scenes.

Fri, December 5 | 7:30pm | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center



SMC Chamber Choir Concert:
“A Little Night Music”

William Belan, Director. Join us for a concert that draws from the many images and events of nighttime: stars, the moon, darkness, Christmas miracle, Hanukkah, quietness, and more!

Sat, December 6 |  4pm | $10

The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center



SMC Concert Chorale

Jeff Huls, Conductor.  The SMC Concert Chorale explores American composers in a concert that features Leonard Bernstein's Cichester Psalms, choruses from Aaron Copland's opera The Tender Land, African American spiritual, and American folk songs. 

Sat, December 6 | 7:30pm | $10

Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School

(601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica)


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SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble

IanBrekke, Director. SMC’s award-winning jazz vocal ensemble—backed by LA-area jazz musicians—blends its voices in a program of jazz repertoire specifically arranged for four-part harmony.​

Sun, December 7 | 4pm | $10

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center



Piano Ensemble Recital

Dr. Yulia Kozlova, Director. Come see the uniqueness and diversity of four-hand piano and piano duo repertoire performed by our very own advanced SMC piano students. Guaranteed to be more than twice as fun as solo piano performances! Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).

Tue, December 9 | 11:15am | Free
The Edye at The Performing Arts Center​


SMC Percussion Ensemble Recital

Matthew Altmire, Conductor. Ensemble presents a creative, unique performance of percussion music, covering a variety of styles. Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC


Thu, December 11 | 11:15am | Free

The Edye at The Performing Arts Center

The Nutcracker Ballet

Following a smashing inaugural success, the SMC Symphony once again partners with the Westside Ballet for its annual holiday Nutcracker extravaganza. Come see the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Prince, and all the other wonderful characters in Tchaikovsky’s classic come to life—with falling snow and a Christmas tree that grows—in a theater where every seat can provide visual and audio delights for all ages. Produced with support from Santa Monica College, the SMC Public Policy Institute, Associated Students of SMC, and the City of Santa Monica. Please visit for information and to purchase tickets.

Sat, December 13 | 1pm & 5pm

Sun, December 14 | 1pm & 5pm

Fri, December 19 | 7:30pm

Sat, December 20 | 11am

Sun, December 21 | 1pm & 5pm

See​ for ticket details

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

fall friday night jazz series

This popular concert series brings the best of America’s jazz music to SMC and sells out quickly. Advance tickets may be purchased online (​), at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus; limited hours), or by calling (310) 434-3005. Program subject to change. Call (310) 434-4323 or (310) 434-3005 for details. 

Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

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Eric Person Group

Saxophonist Eric Person brings his acclaimed trio
from NYC to SMC for a performance of music from
the cutting edge of the Modern jazz scene.


Fri, November 14 | 7pm & 9pm | $10
TheEdye at SMC Performing Arts Cent


 Online Ticketing Fees: 

         There is a $1.00 per ticket service charge, a credit card fee of 3.5% and a Vendini ticketing fee .  Please see below fees that apply to online orders: 

Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.

Ticket Price Fees  
EXAMPLE: Tickets purchased --
1 General Admission $9.99 x 3.5% credit card fee = $10.34 + $1.50 Vendini online ticketing fee + $1.00 service charge  = $12.84 Total ticket
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1 General Admission $20.00 x 3.5% credit card = $20.70 + $2.50 Vendini online ticketing fee +$1.00 service charge = $24.20 Total ticket sa
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 Admission $40.00 x 3.5% credit card fee = $41.40 + $3.50 Vendini online ticketing fee + $1.00 service charge = $45.90 Total ticket s
0.00 - $9.99 3.5% + $1.50

$10.00 - $19.99


$20.00 - $29.99

3.5% + $2.50

$30.00 - $39.99

3.5% + $3.00

$40.00 - UP

3.5% + $3.50

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