Faculty In the News

Myrona DeLaney Directed “Hello, Dolly!”

Lecturer of Drama Myrona DeLaney recently directed Hello, Dolly!, a production of the Saddleback Civic Light Opera and the Department of Theatre Arts, at the beautiful McKinney Theater on the Saddleback College Campus.

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David Brodbeck Presented at 18th Biennial International Conference in Canada

Professor and Rawlins Chair of Music David Brodbeck presented a paper entitled “Eduard Hanslick and the German Liberal Quid Pro Quo” at 18th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, held at the University of Toronto.

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Amy Bauer Speaks at International Music Conference and Conducts Research on György Ligeti

Associate Professor of Music Theory, Amy Bauer, gave the lecture “Ideology, Compositional Process, Optics and Form in Georg Friedrich Haas’ In Vain” at the VIII European Music Analysis Conference in Leuven, Belgium in September and the Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting in Milwaukee in November.

Amy Bauer received a three-month stipend from the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel, Switzerland to conduct research on the music of György Ligeti in Fall 2015.

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Juli Carson Spoke at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna & Secession

Professor of Art Juli Carson spoke at the Art as Exhibition conference at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna & Secession. The conference sought to “investigate how exhibition formats may be inherent in specific modes of artistic production and subsequently in an artwork itself.”

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Monica Majoli Curated an Exhibition at the MAK Center in Los Angeles

Professor of Art Monica Majoli recently curated an exhibition on the late artist Tony Greene with Judie Bamber for the Schindler house at the MAK Center in Los Angeles.

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Lisa Naugle and John Crawford Take Dance Students to Perform in Rome

Professor of Dance Lisa Naugle and Associate Professor of Dance John Crawford took six CTSA dance students to Italy last summer to participate in a collaborative project and performance in choreography, music, and video at the University of Rome. The dancers performed Professor Naugle’s new choreography at Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MARCO) and at the Conservatory S. Cecila of Rome. Professor Crawford and two of the students also stopped in New York to give a workshop in the Sonic Arts Program.

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Amy Bauer Interviewed for BBC Documentary

Associate Professor of Music Amy Bauer was interviewed for the BBC Radio 3 documentary “Clocks and Clouds: An Adventure around György Ligeti,” produced by Alan Hall, which was nominated as a BBC 3 “pick of the week.” Bauer also gave papers at the Royal Musical Associations’ Music and Philosophy conference at Kings’ College, London, and at György Ligeti and Futures of Maverick Modernity conference in Maccagno, Italy.

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Simon Penny Gave Keynote Speech at FIT Conference

Professor of Art Simon Penny recently gave the keynote speech at the FIT conference at the Attenborough Center, University of Sussex, UK.

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Joel Veenstra Deserves a Standing Ovation for Work as General Manager of the New Swan Shakespeare Festival

Drama Lecturer Joel Veenstra has done an outstanding job as the General Manager for the New Swan Shakespeare Festival, having just completed his second year of teaching at UCI after graduating with his MFA in Drama from CTSA in 2011. Prior to his appointment at UCI, Joel served as the production manager for the Cornerstone Theater Company in addition to professionally stage managing for the Laguna Beach Playhouse and other companies. Joel continued to produce, for the second year, the Coup de Comedy Festival which attached leading improvisational artists from across the country and attracted over 1,00 0 participants who had never before been to the UCI campus.

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Christopher Dobrian Lectured on Computer Music Research in France

Professor of Music Christopher Dobrian was invited to lecture on his compositions and computer music research in a special doctoral seminar of the Université Paris- Sorbonne entitled “Entre l’idée et l’oeuvre” (Between the Idea and the Work) at the Ina GRM Studio in May. He also taught Classes in electroacoustic music composition, lectured on his specialized techniques of computerized composition, and presented his computer music in a public concert at the Conservatoire Iannis Xenakis à Evry.