June 2022
ECHO Chamber concert at Cuyamaca College
The East County Harmonics Organization (ECHO) Chamber Music series continues its spring 2022 season at Cuyamaca College's Samuel M. Ciccati Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday, June 1, 7:30 p.m.: Andrea Overturf and Friends: Overturf, who plays oboe/English horn with the San Diego Symphony, is joined by Jisun Yang, violin; Ai Nihira Awata, violin; Jason Karlyn, viola and Andrew Hayhurst, cello.
Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.: Yao Zhao and Friends: Zhao, principal cellist for the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, is joined by Wei Lu, violin; and Kevin Fitz-Gerald, piano.

Concerts will include a mask requirement, as well as proof of vaccination. Concert program and ticketing information is available on the ECHO Chamber website.
What's Up with Proposition V
Here are some quick updates on construction projects funded by Proposition V, a $398 million bond measure approved by East County voters in 2012. The projects are modernizing existing facilities and building new ones to meet expanding student needs.

  • Predesign services are ongoing for Grossmont College's Arts and Communications Complex Phase 2 to assist the District and campus to determine how to best leverage potential state funds.

  • Installation of a central booster pump house to provide reliable water pressure for Grossmont College is on hold pending further discussions with Padre Dam Municipal Water District.

  • Renovation of the existing classrooms and labs and modernization of the technology at the Liberal Arts & Business Tech Complex Phase 1 -- Bldgs. 51/55 at Grossmont College: Construction documents will be presented to the Division of the State Architect.

  • Redesign of the orchestra shell at the Performing & Visual Arts Center is complete. The redesign removes the acoustical ceiling panels to allow more flexible use of the space and reduce the height of the shell enclosure to allow it to pass through the existing side stage door. The installation is scheduled to begin in July 2022.  

  • At Cuyamaca College, an acceptable negotiated rate for the design of F2 with the architect has not been realized for the Bldg. A complex, which is to evolve into an instructional facility for academic departments moving from the Building F. Development of an RFP for a new architect to take over design is in process.

  • A 50% Design Development package is under review for the construction of a new instructional building and renovation of the existing administrative complex with the demolition of Building F. Construction of the estimated $33 million project is expected to start in spring 2024.

  • Exterior work is nearly complete for the construction of Cuyamaca College's Student Services Building. Ceiling titles and carpet are being installed. Data racks and wire are nearly complete on all floors.

  • Hardware scope at Grossmont College is 100% complete and 98% complete at Cuyamaca College for the districtwide access control survey and door lock upgrades.