Faculty In the News

‘Elsewhere’ Here at Claire Trevor

Annie Loui’s Elsewhere presented by Counter-Balance Theater returns to UC Irvine as part of the Chancellor’s Illuminations initiative. The play, based on the Kazuo Ishiguro’s book “Never Let Me Go,” questions the boundaries of medical ethics and explores the universal-timeless search for self-identity.
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Tony DeLap Featured in Coast Magazine

Tony DeLap was a Professor of Art at UC Irvine from 1965 until 1991. He has collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim in New York, as well as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Laguna Art Museum. To read the full article click on the link. www.coastmagazine.com/articles/artist-3511-tony-delap.html

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.

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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.