PO Box 28099
San Diego, CA 92198-0099
Welcome to our virtual classroom where we offer 100 classes each year ranging from history and music to art and science. Our classes are for personal enrichment and are about 1-1/2 hours long.
Classes are conducted via Zoom by specialists in a variety of fields, many of whom are professors or retired professors.
Vincent Young plays, sings, and explains the importance of music arrangers like Nelson Riddle, Billy May, and Glenn Osser, who worked to create the late 1950s instrumental sound that accompanied such singers as Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, and Nat King Cole.Musical arrangers can transform classical hits into hot jazz, add their own instruments to an orchestration, and change the mood of a piece from somber to happy.In the 1990s, these same arrangements were explored by North American classical sopranos including a memorable guest appearance by Sylvia McNair on PBS’s “Evening at Pops.” April 26 (Wed) 1:30 p.m.
The Continuing Education Center at Rancho Bernardo is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1978. For our first 25 years we were part of San Diego State University's Extended Studies Department. In 2003, we became a free-standing, non-profit organization offering 100 classes a year for personal enrichment.
CEC is a non-sectarian and apolitical organization. We offer a platform for the exchange of ideas and do not endorse the views of those who speak in our classes.
Our classes are taught by university professors, retired professors, and experts in various fields.
As with most non-profit organizations, about two-thirds of our operating funds are derived from the generosity of donors. We can't do it without you. Thanks.
Annual memberships are available for $30 for one person and $50 for a family. Sustaining memberships include free classes for the year and cost $200 for one person and $250 for a family. If you would like to join CEC and support our good works, and save money at the same time, just mail a check to: The Continuing Education Center at RB" to the address below.