When Cal Poly Pomona music students take to the stage on Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15, they won’t be tackling the works of their favorite artists.
The 12th annual Songwriter Showcase will feature rock, hip-hop and pop songs written and performed by students.
The event, started by music Professor Arthur Winer in 2007, allows students to perform their own music in a concert setting. Since its inception, students have played more than 220 original songs, ranging from rock to hip-hop to Latin to country.
Students spend about 10 weeks rehearsing before the concert. This year’s songwriters include Nicole Arellanes Escamilla, Martin Gachiri, Doug Mayhle, Lorraine Sobretodo, Michael Arteaga, Megan Dickinson, Danielle Neri, Heath Adrian, Adrianna Roda Stuart, Rhyan Riesego, Josh Cohn, DeVante Carpenter, Mike Gonzalez, John Bender, Jessica Bustamente, Patrick Braddock, Sam Smiley, Quintin Cummins, Milena Tonis, Elise Talens, along with several special guests.
The showcase will be held at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall in Building 24.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. They are available at the door, online at https://csupomona.tix.com or at the Music Publicity Office in Building 24, room 188. Tickets are expected to sell out.