Open mic night brings CSUMB’s musicians together

Graduating senior music major Jordynne England, alongside California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) music club, held an open mic night in the Music Hall on April 8. Students had the opportunity to sign up and showcase their musical talents.

According to England, she wanted to allow students to showcase their music. “I feel like the school doesn’t have a lot of opportunities for students to do that. I also wanted it to be in an environment where the performers felt comfortable, and the crowd was very supportive of every performer that came up, which was very nice to see.”

Seventeen musicians signed up to perform, all with different live performance experience levels. England’s capstone project focuses on the Riot Grrrl underground feminist punk movement from the 80s and 90s. The group would have meetings for women in punk scenes across the globe to step up to showcase their music, art, and beliefs that went against social norms.

“I wanted students to kind of feel some kind of connection with each other through music,” England said, “I felt the open mic was the best thing to do.”

CSUMB’s music club provides student musicians of all levels the opportunity to connect and learn about local music events like this one. You can visit the music club’s my raft page and join their group for more information.

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