The Cuesta College Music and Drama Departments are dedicated to advancing students to four-year educational institutions. As a result, Cuesta students successfully transfer to many top college programs such as CSU Northridge. CSU Long Beach, CSU Fullerton, CSU East Bay, CSU San Francisco, UC Davis, Berklee College of Music, UC Davis.  Come join the excitement and kick off your college career at two of the best programs on the West Coast!

Special thanks to the following donors:
The following is a partial list of people/organizations who have contributed to the development and success of the Cuesta Performing Arts Division:

Harold J. Miossi Grant
Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Arnold
Wayne Attoe
Mrs. Bea Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Baker
Mr. Warren Balfour
Mr. Danny Beher, Walrus Music Publishing
Mrs. Diane Brocato
The Cuesta College Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. John Dallons
Peggy Eckert
Mr. and Mrs. Abe Flory
Mr. and Mrs. Burt Forbes
Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Galvan
Ms. Nella Girolo
Mrs. Sandy Halvorson
Mr. Robert Harway
Amy Harway
Mr. and Mrs. Russ Kiessig
Mr. John Knutson
Ms. Linda Long
Mrs. Jenn Martin
Mr. Kevin McGurty
Mrs. Marlene Peterson
Ms. Penny Porter
Mrs. Marie Rosenwasser
Joan Sargen
The Sargen Family Trust
Mr. Dennis Schneider
Mrs. Cassandra Tarantino


Jennifer Martin,
Division Chair and Coordinator of the CPAC
(805) 546-3100 x2790  Jennifer Martin

Bea Anderson

Fine Arts and Performing Arts Support Coordinator
(805) 546-3936  Bea Anderson

Magnolia Stork,
Fine Arts and Performing Arts Division Assistant
(805) 546-3195  Magnolia Stork

bree valle,
Drama Director Cuesta College Theatre Arts
(805) 546-3100 x3282  bree valle












Performing Arts Schedule

Fall 2015

The Cuesta College Jazz Faculty Concert
Friday, Sept. 11, 7:30 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage

San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra Pops Concert with Rudolf Budginas and Inga Swearingen
Sunday, Sept. 27, 3:00 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage

Cuesta Jazz Ensemble and the Cuesta College Jazz Orchestra
with special guests:  Azusa Pacific University Big Band
Friday, Oct. 2, 7:30 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage

8th Annual Acoustic Guitar Concert
Saturday, Oct. 3,  7:30 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage
Cuesta Wind Ensemble Concert
Saturday, Oct. 17, 7:30 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage

The Friends of the CPAC Annual Gala Event
Featuring Moira Smiley & Voco, Inga Swearingen, and the Neopolytones
Sunday, Oct. 18, 3:00 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage
All tickets $20.00

Featuring Jeff and James Miley
Friday, Oct. 23, 7:30 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Experimental Theater

Fall Choirs Concert
Sunday, Oct. 25, 3:00 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage

17th Annual Vocal Jazz Festival
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6&7
8:00 am  - 5:00 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage and Music Building, Room 7160
Vocal Jazz Festival Concert
Featuring Sara Gazarek with the New West Guitar Group
Friday, Nov. 6, 8:00 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage
Tickets: $17.00 & $12.00

"Refried Elvis"
A new musical extravaganza!
Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3 & 4, 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2:00 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage

North County Chorus Winter Concert
Sunday, Dec. 6, 3:00pm
Atascadero Lake Pavilion

Cuesta Wind Ensemble Concert
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7:30 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage
Cuesta Jazz Ensembles Concert
Friday, Dec. 11, 7:30 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage

Cuesta Choirs Holiday Concerts
Saturday, Dec. 12, 7:30 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage
Sunday, Dec. 13, 3:00 pm
St. Timothy's Church, Morro Bay
Cuesta Combos
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7:30 pm
SLO Campus, Experimental Theater
All tickets $5.00

Chamber Music Concert
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7:30 pm
SLO Campus, Experimental Theater
All tickets $5.00

Cuesta Master Chorale
Saturday, Dec. 19, 8:00 pm
Cal Poly Performing Arts Center
For ticket information call

San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra
Sunday, Dec. 20, 3:00 pm
SLO Campus, CPAC Main Stage