Faculty In the News

Professor David Brodbeck receives AMS Book award

Professor David Brodbeck received the 2016 Award for Excellence for a Book on Jewish Studies and Music from the Jewish Studies and Music Study Group of the American Musicological Society for Defining Deutschtum: Political Ideology, German Identity, and Music-Critical Discourse in Liberal Vienna (Oxford University Press).

To help with healing, UC Irvine music students bring their instruments to Las Vegas shooting memorial

By David Whiting

"There are lessons learned in the fires of 9-11, lessons that will last forever. The best are about love, hope and giving.

It is one week after 604 people were killed or wounded by a storm of bullets in Las Vegas. Near the city’s official entrance, Sarah Koo steps out of a van where 58 white crosses stand tall.

Blinded by her tears, the 37-year-old cellist tells herself to pull it together, that she’s a professor of music, that she’s here on a mission. Koo sets down her cello and draws the bow over the instrument’s four strings."

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Dance Currents Inc. Presents 'One Hundred Years of Moderna Dance/A Test to Time'

Dance Currents Inc. is presenting a concert of nine Modern dances by famous choreographers, including Rainbow Etude by Donald McKayle.

Jennifer Bornstein joins the UCI Art faculty

The Department of Art is very pleased to announce the newest addition to the faculty, Jennifer Bornstein.

Recognized professionally by awards such as the Foster Prize (Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston), a Radcliffe Fellowship (Harvard University), and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, Jennifer Bornstein is an artist with an exceptionally strong record of producing work in a variety of media associated in ways both material and conceptual with photographic processes. Bornstein is a deeply committed instructor as well, having taught extensively at such well-recognized institutions as Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, Yale University and, most recently, Harvard University, from whom she received the Harvard Bok Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.

Bornstein's international exhibition record includes solo exhibitions in highly respected venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Fargfabriken Center for Contemporary Art,...

"Telematic Bridges" music course links students in California and Colombia

In August, 2017, UCI's Trevor School partnered with Santa Ana High School to lead a week-long "telematic" course for two groups of high school students, one in California and one in Manizales, Colombia. The two groups of students and instructors were linked by high-bandwidth internet using cutting-edge audio software, and explored topics including digital audio collages and soundscapes, telematic performance, improvisation and conduction. Led at UCI by Music faculty member Michael Dessen, and joined in Colombia by several other instructors including Juan David Rubio, an MFA alum from the UCI Music Department, the course enabled students to interact across cultural borders and explore new perspectives on music making and technology

HAMILTON Stage Management Team Slated for L.A. Panel

The Stage Managers' Association of the United States (SMA) presents IN CONVERSATION WITH THE HAMILTON STAGE MANAGEMENT TEAM (Angelica Tour), hosted by Actors Co-op Theatre Company, a panel moderated by Joel Veenstra, SMA Western Regional Representative and Associate Head of Stage Management at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

Faculty Amanda Ross-Ho in New York

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to present an exhibition of installation, sculptures, and paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Amanda Ross-Ho: MY PEN IS HUGE, on view from September 7 to October 14, 2017. The exhibition is the gallery’s third solo exhibition with the artist, and will feature an installation of works that Ross-Ho will produce on-site at the gallery during the month of August including fabricated, oversized objects, and a series of paintings based on works on paper created over the past year.

Ross-Ho’s distinctive and diverse practice broadly engages material culture and artifacts of everyday life and work. For over a decade, her work has explored the ecology of the studio as a primary subject, engaging it through close forensic examination and reflexive call and response. Past works have imported the architectural entirety of the studio into galleries and museum spaces, enacted meticulous theatrical reenactments of authentic activity, and...

Mari Kimura Joins the UCI Music Faculty

The UCI Music Department is pleased to welcome to its faculty Mari Kimura, a composer, performer, researcher, and leading figure in the field of interactive computer music. As a violinist Mari is renowned for her mastery of subharmonics—the production of pitches that sound up to an octave below the violin’s lowest string—as well as for her dynamic performances as an improviser and her premieres of many notable compositions by today’s composers. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fromm Commission Award, an artistic research residency at IRCAM, and a Composers Now creative residency at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She is active in the development of a prototype motion sensor “µgic” (mugic) for interactive computer music performance, and she is the founding chair of Future Music Lab at the Atlantic Music Festival. Professor Kimura will be an important member of the Music Department's Ph.D. program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and...

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