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CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Commercial Music Program


Under the interim direction of Dan St. Marseille, the Commercial Music is a contemporary and popular music-focused program in which students learn the art and craft of music performance, production, and creation through a broad, innovative curriculum with state-of-the-art technology.  All Commercial Music classes are taught by professional musicians who have toured, recorded and performed internationally.

Dan St. Marseille
Director, Instrumental Music Conservatory
daniel.st.marseille@ocsarts.net

 Dan St. Marseille, Coordinator, IM Jazz Studies Program

Degrees and Studies:

  • M.M. Saxophone Performance, Jazz Studies, California State University, Fullerton
  • B.M. Music Clarinet Performance, Chapman University Conservatory of Music

Teaching Experience:

  • California State University Fullerton
  • Calvary Christian School – Santa Ana
  • Music Instructor - Orange County Department of Education
  • Idyllwild Arts Jazz Workshop
  • Master Classes and Clinics – North America and Europe

Professional Experience:

  • Leader/Manager, Dan St. Marseille Quartet
  • Founder, Resurgent Music – Jazz Recording Label
  • Published Composer, affiliated with BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated)
  • Performances throughout North America and Europe

Awards:

  • 2008-Wind Symphony Award, Chapman University Conservatory of Music
  • 1999-Saddleback Valley School District Hall of Fame
  • Recognized by County of Orange and State of California for performance excellence and career in music and recording

Rachel St. Marseille
Coordinator, Commercial Music Program
Rachel.stmarseille@ocsarts.net 

Rachel St. Marseille graduated from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach with a double major in music education and vocal performance, with an emphasis in jazz studies. In addition to her position as coordinator for the Commercial Music Program, she is a faculty member at Occidental College, teaches private jazz voice, and is the director of Children's Music at Grace First Presbyterian Church in Long Beach.
 
Ms. St.Marseille has performed all over the world, including in Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and across the United States. Her performance highlights include being a featured soloist for a Whitney Houston Tribute at the Disney Concert Hall, performing with the Billy Vaughn Orchestra on a three-week tour in Japan with the Billy Vaughn Singers, and singing backup with the Rolling Stones for its 50th Anniversary Tour at the Staples Center.


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