Chase the Monday Blues with Live Music at Tri-C's Western Campus
March 12, 2015
Everybody hates Mondays. But Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus is doing something about it.
Music Mondays runs 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. each Monday in Java City. Students, faculty, staff and passersby can hear live music, and musicians get the chance to perform before an audience.
Joe Bonsignore, adjunct music professor, got the program up and running last fall with the help of Kira Seaton, professor of music and coordinator of music and dance at Western Campus. Bonsignore said it was a way to showcase Western Campus’ musical talent as well as to remind people there is a music program there.
“I didn’t think anybody would be interested, but they were,” said Bonsignore, who performs locally as J. Blues. “Students have a place to perform, the coffee shop wins, and people get to enjoy it. Everyone wins.”
Both faculty and students perform. Genres may range from classical to choir to singer-songwriter to “extreme guitar,” which student Scott Hanna performed March 2.
“We have some really talented students, and this sort of coffee house atmosphere is great exposure for musicians, most of whom study with one of the applied music teachers at West,” Seaton wrote in an email.
“Anyone who has talent can perform,” Bonsignore said.
All that is required is passing a five-minute audition with Bonsignore.
Contact Bonsignore at 440-915-5010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- March 16, Joe Liberatore, guitar
- March 23, Emily Kuhn and Kaleal Comerie, piano
- March 30, Tatytana Tolmacheva, piano
- April 6, Jeff Schimelpfeing, cello
- April 13, Joe Bonsignore, guitar