Elan Greenwald in First Solo Exhibition in Germany

We are pleased to announce the opening of A Matter of Appearance, the first solo exhibition by artist Elan Greenwald at the Philipp von Rosen Galerie in Germany. In Greenwald's homonymous large scale installation A Matter of Appearance 7 watercolors, 6 photographs, and...

Shabnam Kalbasi Wins Metropolitan Opera Audition in Las Vegas

UCI Alumna, Shabnam Kalbasi, is one of four winners of the Nevada District’s Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, who will compete in February at Denver University’s Gates Concert Hall for the chance to sing at the Metropolitan Opera Grand Finals Concert. For more information: http...

A Musical Theatre Revue for the Holidays!

A group of grads and undergrads performed a musical theatre revue for an audience of 300 at Leisure World, Laguna Hills on December 11, 2014. Pictured left to right:  Joey Abrego (BFA/Music Theatre ’16), Catherine Nickerson (BFA/Music Theatre ’15), Haylee Cotta (BFA/Music Theatre ’15), Zak...

Michael Moshe Dahan’s short film “Two Points of Failure”

2014 Department of Art MFA Alumnus Michael Moshe Dahan’s short film “Two Points of Failure”  (2013) continues to be presented at prestigious international experimental film festivals. The piece made its international premiere in competition as part of the Tiger Shorts Program at the...

Edward Patrick Alva Returning to Sundance as Assistant Editor

Edward Patrick Alva returns to Sundance as the assistant editor on the film "The Hunting Ground" by Kirby Dick. From the Makers of "the Invisible War" comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses. Weaving together first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they...

Jesse Colin Jackson Named Hellman Fellow

Jesse Colin Jackson was named a Hellman Fellow for 2014.  Professor Jackson is one of more than 1,200 Hellman Fellows who over the last 20 years have gone on to become chairs and heads of departments, MacArthur Geniuses and faculty members with distinguished research track records. The...

Ry Bradley Wins 2014 LA Music Awards "Country Artist of the Year"

UCI Alum, Ry Bradley, is the recipient of the 2014 LA Music Awards "Country Artist of the Year".  For more information: http://rybradley.com/news-and-updates/ry-bradley-wins-country-artist-of-the-year/

Darryl Taylor Makes History in LA Opera

Professor Darryl Taylor along with John Holiday and G. Thomas Allen make up The Three Countertenors. These gifted African-American countertenors are making their LA Opera debuts in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Never before have three African-American countertenors been in one production...

Eli Simon directs the world premiere of Clovni Extraterestri (Extraterrestrial Clowns)

Eli Simon, Chancellor's Professor of Drama, returned to the National Theater of Romania in Cluj this fall to direct the world premiere of his original production, Clovni Extraterestri (Extraterrestrial Clowns), the second installment of his War of the Clowns saga. Vincent Olivieri, Associate...

Diane Diefenderfer Presented Pilates Lecture in Japan

Lecturer of Dance Diane Diefenderfer presented lectures and workshops on “Dance and Education and Pilates Method for Physical Conditioning” at the Tsukuba Summer Institute (TSI) in Ibaraki, Japan. TSI is a week-long seminar/workshop for undergraduate and graduate students in physical education and...

Ulysses Jenkins in Group Exhibtion at MoCADA

Associate Professor of Art Ulysses Jenkins had work in the group exhibition a/wake in the water: Meditations on Disaster. This group show at MoCADA was a film, video and new media exhibition that explored the ways Black bodies experiences hazards and natural disaster. For more information on...

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. For more information on Myrona DeLaney click on the link below: http://...

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. For more information on Professor David Brodbeck click on...

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...

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.” For more...

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. For more information on Professor Monica Majoli click on the link below: http://studioart.arts.uci.edu/faculty/resident-...

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...