Music Events



All events take place in Crill Performance Hall with free admission unless otherwise noted. For previous event listings, please see the Event Calendar.

Ashlyn Kay, flute, junior recital

Works by Gaubert, Bach, Barber, Chaminade, and Ravel. With Sarah Victor, piano.
Saturday, February 20, 6:00 p.m.

Corey Wickline, trumpet, junior recital

The program includes the Kennan Sonata for Trumpet and Piano and Arutunian's Trumpet Concerto in A flat Major. With Sarah Victor and Hannah Quinn, piano.
Tuesday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.

PLNU Concert Band Special Concert

A collaborative concert with Christian High School
Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.

Art Song Experience: Canciones Espagnolas

PLNU Voice students present a recital of Spanish arts songs. With Barb Schroeder, piano.
Friday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.


Emily Templeton, senior composition recital

A Work in Progress features original compositions, from classical to serial. With current PLNU students and alumni. Reception to follow.
Saturday, February 29, 7:30 p.m.


2 Not 1: Big Band Concert

PLNU Jazz Band joins forces with the School of Creative & Performing Arts, led by John Reynolds. $5 non-PLNU / Free to PLNU community.
Monday, February 29, 7:30pm


Matt Giles, piano, and Ruby Cook, soprano, junior recital

Featuring works by Chopin, Debussy, Faure, Brahms, Chick Corea and more. Special guest performers will join Mr. Giles and Ms. Cook in their concert, March MadnessReception to follow.
Tuesday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.

Reno Wilson, baritone, student recital

The Story I Tell features works by Wagner, Rachmaninoff, Floyd, Copland, Poulenc, and Schumann. Reception to follow.
Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.

Raina Lopez, soprano, junior recital

Soprano Raina Lopez presents her junior recital, featuring works by Mendelssohn, Obradors, and Mozart.
Tuesday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.

James Bishop, composition recital

James Bishop presents a concert of original works, "Witch Creek Rhapsody and "Emmanuel Symphony". Featuring friends and PLNU students.
Thursday, March 17, 7:30 p.m.

Point Loma Singers Homecoming Concert

Coming back from their annual Spring Tour, the Point Loma Singers present the program they performed on their trip to the Bay Area. Under the direction of Dr. Keith Pedersen
Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.


Vocal Jazz Festival and Concert

Closing our annual Vocal Jazz Festival, PLNU's Vocal Jazz Ensembles will open for our featured guests artists True North, a professional ensemble celebrating their first CD release.
Non-PLNU $15 / $12 seniors, students, miltary. Free to the PLNU community
Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.


PLNU Cultural Event: The Music of Duke Ellington - A Tribute

The PLNU Jazz Band opens for the Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra and their presentation of a phenomenal night of Ellington classics.
Non-PLNU $10 / $8 non-PLNU students, seniors, and military. Free to the PLNU community
Monday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.


PLNU Cultural Event: Delfeayo Marsalis & Company

Accompanied by local professional and school musicians, renowned jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis comes to Point Loma Nazarene University. As part of a multi-generational jazz family, Delfeayo continues his family legacy with his talents as a trombonist and award-winning music producer.
General Admission $10. Free with PLNU ID
Thursday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.


Concert Band Spring Concert: The Heavens

$5 non-PLNU / $3 PLNU community
Friday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.

Point Loma Opera Theater presents "The Mikado"
PLNU's very own Point Loma Opera Theater presents a concert version of Gilbert & Sullivan's musical comedy classic The Mikado. Be prepared to laugh!
Saturday, April 2 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, April 10 @ 7:30pm
$12 General Admission
$5 Student Admission
Tickets available at the door. 


Truffles, Trifles, and Tragedy

A beautiful evening of chamber music featuring Phil Tyler and Paivikki Nykter, violin; Cecilia Kim, cello; Brenda Martin, piano.
Monday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.


PLNU Cultural Event: Gustavo Romero and Massimo Somenzi, pianos

A program featuring works by Clementi, including piano sonatas and music for four hands. Non-PLNU $15 / $12 students, seniors, and military. Free to the PLNU Community. 
Tuesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.


Point Loma Singers Madrigal Dinner

This Renaissance-style entertainment is a Point Loma tradition. Doors open at 7:00pm, procession starts promptly at 7:30pm. In Nicholson Commons. $29 / $23. Advance reservations required: (619) 849-2325.
Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.

Point Loma Opera Theater presents "The Mikado"
PLNU's very own Point Loma Opera Theater presents a concert version of Gilbert & Sullivan's musical comedy classic The Mikado. Be prepared to laugh!
Saturday, April 2 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, April 10 @ 7:30pm
$12 General Admission
$5 Student Admission
Tickets available at the door. 


Vocal Jazz Ensemble spring concert
Friday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz at the Point: the PLNU Jazz Ensemble

$5 / Free to PLNU community
Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Monique Sanderlin, mezzo-soprano, and Everett Lewis, piano, junior recital and student recital

A special combined recital! Mezzo-Soprano Monique Sanderlin presents her Junior Recital in collaboration with Everett Lewis, piano, on his student recital. Featuring works by Purcell, Schubert, Mahler, Haydn, John Williams, and more! Reception to follow.
Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Free admission

Choral Spectrum
PLNU Concert Choir's annual end of the semester concert.
$5 General Admission/$2 students w/PLNU ID
Friday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.


Point Loma Choral Union: Requiem Mass in D Minor, k.  626, W.A. Mozart

A 150-voice collaboration between community singers, PLNU student singers, chamber orchestra, and student soloists. Freewill offering.
Sunday, April 24, 3:00 p.m.

"All Good Things..."

Tina Sayers, soprano, presents a recital of arias and duets with senior students and friends.
Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.


PLNU Chamber Orchestra Spring Concerto Concert

Select movements from classical concerti featuring PLNU student soloists.
Friday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. 

Hiram Garza, clarinet, junior recital

Performing his Junior Recital, Hiram presents works by Malcolm Arnold, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Beethoven. Featuring special collaborative guests Stephen Rinker, piano, and Dr. Bill Clemmons, cello. Reception to follow.
Saturday, April 30, 5:00 p.m.

Alex Cosio-Santillan, baritone, student recital

Senior Alex Cosio-Santillan, baritone, presents his student recital. Featuring works by Ibert, Barber, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff. Accompanied by PLNU alum Emily Haberstroh, piano.
Reception to follow.
Saturday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.
Free Admission

Hannah Quinn, piano, student recital

Join Hannah and friends for an afternoon of solo and collaborative piano! Featured pieces include Nostalgic Waltzes, Debussy's Estampes, and a medley of Disney Waltzes. Reception to follow.
Sunday, May 1, 3:00 p.m.
Free Admission

Derek Legg, tenor, student recital

Come hear tenor Derek Legg and pianist Ines Irawati in a collaborative art song recital on May 5th at 8pm in Crill Performance Hall. The program includes Italian songs by Bellini and Tosti, excerpts from Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin, and aughan William's song cycle, On Wenlock Edge. This performance includes free admission and a free reception immediately following the performance in the parlor. We hope to see you there for a fine evening of song!
Thursday, May 5, 8:00 p.m.
Free Admission

Spring Music Festival
Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.