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).

Lukas Ligeti Gives Solo Concert at the “Digging the Global South” Festival

In November, Lukas Ligeti gave a solo concert and a talk at the festival “Digging the Global South” in Cologne (a festival about current trends in electronic/experimental music in Africa), and played a special and unusual concert at the Hellerau cultural center in Dresden, closing a festival for which that building’s original stage, by Adolphe Appia and designed around 1910-12, was reconstructed. Playing with him were Simon Stockhausen (synthesizer) and 3 actors from Germany.

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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Molly Lynch Receives Arts Visionary Award for 2017

Molly Lynch, Associate Professor of Dance was the Helen Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award recipient of the Arts Visionary Award for 2017. This is a lifetime achievement award nominated by the arts community and awarded by the Arts OC Board. It was awarded in recognition of Molly's personal achievements as one of Orange County’s leading artistic visionaries. Awarded at the 18th Annual OC Arts Awards on October 17, 2017. 

Eighth Blackbird and the Amadinda Percussion Group Premiere “Incandescence”

On Oct. 13, Eighth Blackbird and the Amadinda Percussion Group premiered Lukas Ligeti's newest piece, “Incandescence” for 10 musicians (commissioned by E.B.) at the Budapest Music Center. The US premiere will be on Feb. 2, 2018 at the University of Chicago.

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