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On Sunday, April 21st at 3:00 PM, I will be appearing as both singer

and pianist in a special Gala Concert at California State University 

Northridge in the Shigemi Matsumoto Recital Hall at Cypress Hall, 

in order to celebrate my 25th year of serving on the CSUN Music Faculty. 


I will be joined by pianist, William Vendice, former Head of the Musical

Staff of LA Opera and frequent conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. 

In addition, I will also be joined by my husband, Broadway tenor,

Raymond Saar, as well as by many of my present and former CSUN students.


Tickets may be purchased at the door or purchased online by clicking the

 link below and scrolling down to Diane Ketchie Recital on April 21, 2024.


Our Origin Story

Building on Solid Foundations

Founded in 1971, the Arts Council serves as a community resource for California State University, Northridge in its sponsorship and presentation of the arts and its educational arts programs.  The Arts Council provides funding for annual student awards and additional gifts to the departments when requested. Funds are derived from membership dues, donations and various fund raising events held throughout the year.
Specifically created to support the Art Galleries and the Departments of Art, Cinema and Television Arts, Music and Theatre, The Arts Council provides ushering assistance during music and theatre performances as well as staffing for the Gallery Store and conducting tours in the main Art Gallery.  The Arts Council manages and operates the Music Shoppe and the Stage Store, with proceeds from the sales of donated scores, scripts, recordings, etc. going to the Music and Theatre departments, respectively.
The Arts Council for CSUN operates under the auspices of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communications.
For information on membership activities, click here.

What is the Arts Council?

•  Private Performances by

    Faculty and Students

•  Interaction with Student Artists

•  Discounts on concerts and


    (free when ushering!)

•  Weekly Guest Speakers

•  Volunteer Opportunities

•  Tours to Museums and Attractions

•  Meetings Adjacent to Campus

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Contact Us

The Arts Council for CSUN
Office of the Dean
Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communications
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA

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On 10/30, Dr. Paula Thomson, Professor and dance coordinator will be our speaker.

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