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April 23, 2009 (El Cajon, CA) – The bands are ready to play. The stage is set up and the equipment is in place. Thousands of flyers and postcards have been distributed, and hundreds of posters have been put up San Diego City and in East County. For the students in Cuyamaca College's Music Industry Studies program, the efforts of a whole semester will reach their fruition on May 1, when the first Coyote Music Festival unfolds on the college's Grand Lawn at 3pm.


The free, all ages event will feature performances by Jesse LaMonaca (photo), Goodnight Caulfield, Rhythm and the Method, Silent Lune, Regina Leonard, and special MC Gill Sotu. Each artist will perform a 40-minute set, and will also be available to talk with fans and sell their CDs, T-shirts and other merchandise. There will also be food and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.

Music Industry Studies is a new program at Cuyamaca College. Less than one year old, it is housed in the college's spectacular Communication Arts Building. Students in the program combine classes in music, technology, and business with hands-on experience in recording, artist promotion, and concert production.

Since 1978, beautiful Cuyamaca College has provided a solid education to students, whether they’re beginning their university degree at Cuyamaca, returning to school to launch a career or to acquire new skills or enrolling in an innovative occupational program. With its vision of “Learning for the Future,” Cuyamaca College offers a wide range of challenging courses. With 49 degree programs and 46 certificates offered at Cuyamaca College, learning opportunities abound under the tutelage of highly qualified, dynamic instructors imbued with a love of teaching.

This event is free and open to the general public.


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