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Former Richland Music Student to Premiere Symphony with New Texas Symphony Orchestra, June 24

Photo by Bill Zeeble (KERA).

Former Richland College student and local composer Quinn Mason will perform the world premiere of his Symphony No. 3 “Bridges of Dallas” with the New Texas Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. June 24 at Moody Performance Hall in Dallas.

“Bridges of Dallas” is a new, four-movement work inspired by the bridges of Dallas: Margaret McDermott Bridge, Klyde Warren Park, Ronald Kirk Bridge and Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The NTSO commissioned Mason to write a symphony that reflects the uniqueness of their beauty and design.

Mason attended Richland College from 2015-2017 before transferring to Texas Christian University, where he is currently studying composition. He was also recently named one of three winners in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s young composer’s competition contest. In addition, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has commissioned Mason to compose a new symphonic work to be premiered in fall 2019.

Mason’s performance will be part of the NTSO’s season finale concert, “Bridges: Around Town.” Also during the event, the NTSO will perform Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture” and “Our Town” by Aaron Copeland. Tickets are available here: 

Additional information about Mason is available on his website,

The NTSO is an all-volunteer, non-profit performing arts group under the baton of Kathryn Brown, who founded it in 2004 with a dream that provides amateur musicians an opportunity to play in a full orchestra setting and that shares with audiences the excitement and quality that comes from music performed by those who play for the love of it. It will be celebrating its 15th anniversary during the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Juried: Student Art Show Opens in Brazos Gallery


HFPA and Brazos Gallery are excited to announce the opening of the Annual Juried Student Art Show. The exhibition features the work of Richland College art students. The exhibition opens today and will be on display until April 21st. There will be a reception and award presentation on Wednesday April 5th from 12-1pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please make sure to invite your students to the reception.

RACI Student Ceramic Invitational

HFPA and Brazos Gallery are proud to present the RACI Exhibition: Rose Award for Ceramic Innovation Student show on view now in Brazos Gallery C140. This exhibition features works from students taking ceramics classes around the DCCCD. It is also a juried show, so we invite you and your students to the awards presentations and reception TUESDAY, MARCH 7TH 12-1PM in Brazos Gallery. Thank you all for your continued support of HFPA and Brazos Gallery.

Brazos Gallery Presents: Sankofa Selected Works from the African American Museum, Dallas

Brazos Gallery and HPFA would like to invite you to view Sankofa: Selected works from the African American Museum, Dallas. Our Gallery Director John Spriggins has selected 25 paintings, drawings, and prints from the museum’s collection in observance of Black History Month. The exhibition includes noteworthy artists Roy Ferdinand, Clementine Hunter, Willard “The Texas Kid” Watson, and Horace Foxall. There will be a reception on Wednesday Feb 8th from 12-1pm. John will be giving a brief talk about the African American Museum and it collections, along with some insight into his selection of the exhibited works.

Brazos Gallery Presents FOTOTEXAS: People, Places, and Culture


HFPA and Brazos Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition FOTOTEXAS: People, Places, and Culture, a juried exhibition of photography from the Texas Photographic Society. The exhibition opens today and will be on exhibit in Brazos gallery through Nov. 11. There will be a reception Friday, Oct. 21 from 7-9 p.m. in Brazos Gallery. The guest juror Dan Burkholder will be attending the reception and talking about the work along with officials from the Texas Photographic Society. Please join us Friday evening. Students are welcome as always, refreshments will be provided.

To learn more about the exhibition visit Texas Photographic Society.

Richland College Theatre Presents: Gray, Oct. 17-22



A modern musical adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. This masterpiece of Gothic horror tells the story of a young man who’s portrait inherits all of his worldly ills. The young man discovers he doesn’t age, the portrait does. He discovers if he is injured, he heals, and the portrait is wounded. He sets about on a journey to discover all the pleasure his senses will allow and in doing so realizes though outwardly he is not effected, his soul suffers irreparable damage.

Music at Richland College

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Richland College has bands, choirs, orchestra, jazz groups, steel bands, private lessons and much more.  At Richland College, you learn and perform!

Our Music Department has courses in: Music Theory, Piano, Recording Arts, Audio Engineering, Music Business, Music Composition, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz and Rock (American) Music History, and Guitar.

You can hear and see us at You can also view our class schedules at

If you play an instrument, (woodwinds, brass, drums/percussion, piano/keyboard, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass) contact Derrick Logozzo, Director of Instrumental Music, at, 972.238.6254.

If you sing, contact Melissa Logan, Director of Choral Music at, 972.238.6284.

We offer private lessons on all instruments and voice for normal tuition rates in combination with our performing groups.



It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms.


Richland College Theatre Presents BOOM

boom_Poster_Digital copyRichland College Theatre is proud to present:

BOOM is a doomsday comedy about the end of the world… or is it the beginning? It’s free in the Arena (Fannin 108) from Nov. 17-21 at 7:30 p.m. The run time is 90 minutes. Admission is free to all but seating is limited. It is rated Mature (14+) for adult language and themes.