Michael Dessen Trio to perform at Fresh Sound Series

Michael Dessen, Associate Professor and the Robert and Marjorie Rawlins Chair of Music and his Trio will perform in Fresh Sound Series

Trio Céleste breathes life into classical works in Flagler performance

Claire Trevor School of the Arts Ensemble-in-Residence Trio Céleste is featured in he news for one of their latest performances in Palm Beach, Florida.

MIDI Music

Pamela Z, a pioneer in solo vocal performance with electronics, uses gesture-recognition MIDI devices to control music and video during a show in UCI’s Winifred Smith Hall.

Artist of the Week: Daniel Lopez

For the past four years, Santa Ana High School students have been learning alongside musicians from UC Irvine in a series of master classes and coaching sessions that lead to year-end concerts in which the high school and college students play side by...

Return of the Opera: Dido and Aeneas

After a five-year hiatus, opera finally made an appearance at UCI last weekend. Winifred Smith Hall, home to all kinds of theatrical and musical productions, opened its doors Friday and Saturday night for a performance of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and...

Breaking “Brahms”: Jerzy Kosmala, Viola Virtuoso

UCI is home to one of the world’s premier violists: Dr. Jerzy Kosmala. When he’s not lecturing at Irvine, he’s serving as an adjudicator for one of any number of illustrious competitions and councils, ranging from the Lionel Tertis International Viola...

Diversity and Equity Explored at Women in Music Tech Symposium

Artists, speakers and various experts representing the global concern on gender inequality in the arts came together on Feb. 5 and 6 to present their work and discuss the matter at UCI’s Integrated Composition Improvisation and Technology and Women in...

UCI Jazz Orchestra Reborn

Under the direction of Grammy-nominated trumpeter Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, the ensemble’s growth was evidenced by their tighter articulation, stylistic competency and cognizance of dynamics...

Small Jazz, Big Jams

Winifred Smith Hall sizzled with conversation last Tuesday night as patrons sat waiting for the UCI Small Jazz Group Concert to commence. Elderly jazz fans from the community filled the theater alongside proud parents and members of the student body...

Classical Music This Week: Joan of Arc, Birtwistle and a Different ‘Barber’

...celebrate the music of Lukas Ligeti, who is turning 50 and leaving New York to take a position in the Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology program at the University of California, Irvine.

UCI program leaves lasting mark on Santa Ana students

After rehearsing on campus with the UC Irvine Symphony Orchestra recently, Santa Ana High School instrumental music students were asked if they had applied to college for the 2015-16 school year. In a change from previous years, all 10 of the seniors...

50 Most Beautiful Conservatories and Schools of Music

Congratulations to the Music Department for being named #19 in the "50 Most Beautiful Conservatories and Schools of Music" list by College Degree Search

Interview with Dr. Stephen Tucker, Conductor of the UCI Symphony

Had a great second half of today's show chatting with Dr. Stephen Tucker, Conductor of the UCI Symphony, and an Associate Professor in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Music Department! If you missed today's show, listen to our conversation on the...

Black urban music is the focus of UC Irvine conference

When Nicole Mitchell, professor of music at UC Irvine, looked around her on campus and in Orange County, she didn’t see much in the way of celebration of Black History Month. That’s part of what led her to create the upcoming Black Urban Music...

Musicians Kei Akagi Trio bring jazz to LMU

Kei Akagi is a well-respected jazz pianist who has performed all over the world and toured with the legendary Miles Davis during the late 1980s and ‘90s. Akagi will be playing at LMU this Friday at the Murphy Recital Hall at 8 p.m. with the Kei Akagi...

The Tenacious Tokyo Jazz Trio

Jazz, the quintessential American art form, takes many shapes. Among the various styles are traditional and modern. UCI chancellor’s professor Kei Akagi performed the latter with his Tokyo Trio at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts on Friday night...

Jazz is practice plus innovation for UCI director

When Kei Akagi played piano in Miles Davis' band, the iconic trumpeter once gave him a simple and eloquent guideline: "I don't care what you do as long as you mean it." For Akagi, who now directs the jazz studies program at UC Irvine, that supple...

Transforming Room Sound with a Max Patch

John Crooks, graduate of the MA/PhD program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) at UCI, and is the Project Lead on transforming the recording room in John Powell’s Studio in Los Angeles.