Michael Hillman is a professor of Art at Citrus College. He holds a Masters degree in Art, and two Bachelors of Art in Ceramics and Art Education. Professor Hillman has been a practicing studio artist for the past 28 years, recently earning a commission to design the Glendora Gold Line Metro Station. In 2008, Professor Hillman received the Citrus College Distinguished Faculty Award. His professional career experiences include working for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty, and with the City of Glendora. Professor Hillman started the Empty Bowl Project at Citrus College and for this was awarded the city of Glendora's Humanitarian Award.
Travel has been integral to his learning and teaching. Each semester he orchestrates several field trips for students to galleries, museums, and art events to bring an added level of excitement to their curriculum. He previously has led groups of students in Italy and taught study abroad students in Florence in summer 2010. Professor Hillman is looking forward to sharing his art in Italy experiences with students enrolled in the Summer 2012 Florence program.
Art 100 – Art History and Appreciation – Fundamentals
CSU/UC (3 units)
This course offers students a study of the basic art principles and elements and how they are applied to art forms from prehistoric times to the present.
Bruce Langford is a professor of Music History and Voice at Citrus College. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from California Institute of the Arts (the Walt Disney arts conservatory in Los Angeles) and a Master of Music degree from the Southwestern School of Music in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to having taught on the college level for over 30 years, he has been a guest lecturer for arts organizations throughout Southern California and has been the host for the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale broadcasts on KMZT Radio in Los Angeles. He has also appeared on KCET Television and has been a program host on KUSC Radio, Los Angeles. As a performer, conductor, and teacher, he has led numerous tours throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia and has also published numerous articles on music, literature, and the arts.
Music 114 – Music Appreciation
CSU/UC (3 units)
This course is an introduction to music from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century. Instruction includes basic music theory, a study of prominent composers, and a survey of musical forms. Recommended for the non-music major. Required for music majors.
Please note: Students may enroll in one or both classes. Course instruction may be required prior to departure or after the program ends. Please contact the instructors for options: Michael Hillman at email@example.com and Bruce Lagnford at firstname.lastname@example.org