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Explore Music at Phoenix College

Explore Music at Phoenix College

Discover Music at Phoenix College

Music at Phoenix College

A true artistic community, the Phoenix College Music Department is known for celebrating musical excellence from the heart of central Phoenix. While immersing themselves in a vast range of genres under accomplished instructors, students are encouraged to embrace the city's vibrant music scene. Professional collaboration, community ensembles, and appearances at a wide array of events are hallmarks of our nearly century-old program. 

Join us for a performance; and consider opportunities in instrumental or choir and vocal ensembles.


Events & Performances Title

Events & Performances




Musical performances are hosted in many locations throughout campus, and the Valley. Please refer to individual entries in the above Events & Performances area for locations, ticketing, dates and times.

Performances at Phoenix College

Directions to Phoenix College Performances

Getting Here

Phoenix College's official address is: 1202 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013.
Located in central Phoenix, campus less than two miles north of the 7th Avenue exit on the Papago Freeway (I-10). Campus is situated between two major intersections:
From the West      W. Thomas Rd. and N. 11th Ave.
From the East       W. Thomas Rd. and N. 15th Ave.


Free guest parking is available at:
North Lot    Near corner of Flower St. and N. 11th Ave.
West Lot     Parking Garage  Near corner of W. Thomas Rd. and N. 15th Ave.


Guests are commonly invited to enjoy performances at:
   T Building    The John Paul Theatre & Geoffrey Eroe Black Box
  M Building    The Janet Sessions Recital Hall
AU Building     Bulpitt Auditorium

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Janet Sessions Recital Hall

The Janet Sessions Recital Hall at Phoenix College

Sessions stands at the northeast edge of campus, just off 11th Avenue.  

An intimate space, it seats 104 audience members, and successfully accommodates events ranging from chamber performances to business meetings.

Amenities include a full LED lighting system, audio-visual capabilities, including surround sound, and the following instruments:
        • Two 6-foot grand pianos (Steinway and Petrof models)
        • One Allen Theatre Organ

The venue is named for Janet Sessions, beloved Phoenix College Music faculty chair, who served from 1982 until her untimely death, in 1998.

Contact Us

Pending availability, and other conditions, campus and community groups may rent Sessions Recital Hall throughout the year.  For more information, contact:

Dr. Julia Lougheed
Phoenix College Department of Visual & Performing Arts
602.285.7301   |   julia.lougheed@phoenixcollege.edu