Faculty In the News

Professor David Brodbeck Received Prestigious Virgil Thompson Award

Professor of Music David Brodbeck's book, Defining Deutschtum: Political Ideology, German Identity, and Music-Critical Discourse in Liberal Vienna (Oxford University Press, 2014), which the Times Literary Supplement (London) has called "an impressive work of scholarship that reconstructs not only a musical but also a political and cultural history," was recently given the Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism in the Concert Field, by the ASCAP Foundation.For more information click the link. www.ascap.com/press/2015/10-06-deems-taylor.aspx

“American Alchemy”, by Professor Joe Lewis, at the Newport Beach Public Library

“American Alchemy”, by Professor of Art Joe Lewis, will be on display at the Newport Beach Public Library from November 2 - December 4, 2015. For more information click on the link. www.newportbeachlibrary.org/events 

Darryl Taylor Releases New Recording

In November, Professor of Vocal Arts Darryl Taylor will release a new 2-disc recording, Complete Solo Cantatas by Rosanna Scalfi Marcello on Naxos Records.

Darryl Taylor at the Voix Humaines Festival in Cuba

Professor of Vocal Arts Darryl Taylor travelled to Havana, Cuba in October to perform at and serve as a judge within the Voix Humaines Festival, the first international singing competition exclusively for countertenors held in October, 2015. Competitors came from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, and the USA. Renowned composer Leo Brouwer organized the competition, which included judges Ubail Zamora of Cuba, Syste Buwalda of Holland, Rodrigo Ferreira of France, Leo Brouwer of Cuba, and Darryl Taylor of the USA.

John Scheidernman Featured on New Recording by Grammy-Nominated Ensemble El Mundo

Music faculty member John Scheiderman is featured on archlute and baroque guitar on a new recording by the acclaimed early music ensemble El Mundo, a group that specializes in Spanish and Italian music.  Titled What Artemisia Heard: Music and Art from the Time of Caravaggio and Gentileschi, the CD was released on the Sono Luminus label. El Mundo's previous recording "The Kingdoms of Castille" was nominated for a Grammy Award. For more on the recording, please visit www.sonoluminus.com. For more on Prof. Scheiderman’s upcoming performances, please visit www.johnschneiderman.com.

Jaymi Smith, Noelle Hoffman (MFA '11), and Karyn Lawrence (MFA '12) Nominated for Ovation Awards

Congratulations to our outstanding faculty and CTSA alumna for their 2015 Ovation Award nominations. 

The Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles, created to recognize excellence in theatrical performance, production and design in the Greater Los Angeles area.

This year, the ceremony will be held at the Ahmanson Theatre on Monday, November 9. Tickets are now on sale, and full information can be found on OvationAwards.com.

Here are some numbers for you. This voting season, there were 297 total productions registered for the Ovation Awards from 118 different producing bodies, resulting in 203 total nominations for 73 productions presented by 45 organizations. These productions were voted on by 240 Ovation Awards voters — vetted individuals from the Greater Los Angeles area who are working theatre professionals.

UCI Nominees



Kojiro Umezaki Featured in the Documentary ‘The Music of Strangers’

Associate Professor of Music Kojiro Umezaki is featured in the documentary, The Music of Strangers, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The documentary profiles cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, which bring together master musicians from around the world to teach, collaborate, and perform. LINK.  

Litia Perta Named 2015-16 UCI Hellman Fellows

Assistant Professor of Art Litia Perta’s two-part research project, entitled “Tidal Kinships,” explores the relationship between art and art criticism. The first phase, “Writing Bodies,” will kick off the fall program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City. A sister event, “Just Speak Nearby: The Politics & Practice of Art Writing,” will convene artists, scholars, curators and writers on the UCI campus next winter. “I am thrilled and honored to receive such generous support,” said Perta, who came to UCI in 2013. “I look forward to using my Hellman Fellowship to bring a wide community of artists and scholars to participate in the extraordinary intellectual life at UCI.”...

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35 Years After Fashion Moda, a Bronx Gallery Revisits the Landmark Space

by Tiernan Morgan on August 6, 2015

1978. Weary of the Soho art scene, artist Stefan Eins decided to open a new art space in the South Bronx. The space was named Fashion Moda (1978–1993), an abbreviation of the full name painted above its entrance: Fashion 时装 Moda МОДА — the word “fashion” rendered in English, Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian. The venue, which was praised for responding to the interests of the local community, was instrumental in providing a platform for both Downtown artists and the burgeoning hip-hop and graffiti movements.
Wall Works gallery in the Bronx

Fashion Moda’s first exhibition of graffiti art was curated by artist John Matos (aka Crash) in October 1980. Entitled Graffiti Art Success for America (GAS), the show included work by artists such as Futura, Lady Pink, and John Fekner. Fashion Moda: 35 Years Later, an exhibition of works by artists associated with the space, is currently on display at Wall Works, a one-year-old gallery co-...

Annie Bosler directs and produces 1M1: Hollywood Horns of the Golden Years

UCI instructor of French Horn Annie Bosler has directed and produced 1M1: Hollywood Horns of the Golden Years, a documentary film that surveys the history of Hollywood studio musicians via film music's most prominent orchestral instrument - the French horn. Featuring numerous interviews with Los Angeles music legends, the film follows the development of the motion picture industry and its battles with the musicians' union. Preserving the history of Los Angeles film studio musicians from the beginning of motion pictures through the Golden Era of Hollywood, 1M1 includes historical footage of the MGM studio orchestra from the 1950’s showing off the wide-screen visuals and stereophonic sound of Cinemascope, interviews with music legends including John Williams, and never seen photographs from Hollywood musicians. This groundbreaking film uncovers many of the brilliant, never before acknowledged, horn soloists of the big screen. (75 minutes in length)

1M1: Hollywood Horns of the...