“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 

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...

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.

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,...

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...

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...

Kevin Jellison Hired as Professor of Guitar at Irvine Valley College

Kevin Jellison (BM 2015) has been hired as a part-time Professor of Guitar at Irvine Valley College, beginning this fall.

Johnathan Minei Appointed Guitar Program Director at El Camino College

Jonathan Minei (BM 2000) has been appointed as a full-time Professor and Director of the Guitar Program at El Camino College in Torrance, California.

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...

Laura D'Andre Stars in 'Hair'

Laura D’Andre (BA Drama ’07) stars as Sheila in Hair at the Sacramento Music Circus. The production is musically directed by Senior Lecturer and Head of Music Theater, Dennis Castellano.

Allison Case Returning to Broadway

Allison Case (Drama ’05) is returning to Broadway and starring as Miss Honey in the hit musical, Matilda.   Broadway.com - Click to read article...  

Ryan Fransworth Appearing in National Tour of 'Beautiful – The Carol King Musical'

Ryan Farnsworth (BFA/Music Theatre ’09) will be appearing in the national tour of Beautiful - The Carol King Musical.  

Greg Louganis Film 'Back on Board' Exposes Pride of UCI and OC High Schools

A documentary on the pride of UC Irvine – and before that Santa Ana and Mission Viejo high schools – premieres on HBO. The four-time Olympic gold medal-winning diver at the center of director Cheryl Furjanic's Back on Board: Greg Louganis describes the documentary as "a raw look at my life."… OC...

Litia Perta Named 2015-16 UCI Hellman Fellows

Assistant Professor of Art Litia Perta’s two-part research project, entitled “Tidal Kinships,” explores the relationship between art and art criticism. The first phase, “Writing Bodies,” will kick off the fall program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City. A sister event, “Just...

Andrew Samonsky playing Cinderella’s Prince in ‘Into the Woods’

Andrew Samonsky (MFA/Acting ’03) is playing Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods at The Muny in St. Louis MO.    

Kari Yancy stars as Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Kari Yancy (BA/Drama ’11) stars as Belle in Beauty & the Beast at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Utah.  

35 Years After Fashion Moda, a Bronx Gallery Revisits the Landmark Space

by Tiernan Morgan on August 6, 2015 1978. Weary of the Soho art scene, artist Stefan Eins decided to open a new art space in the South Bronx. The space was named Fashion Moda (1978–1993), an abbreviation of the full name painted above its entrance: Fashion 时装 Moda МОДА — the word “fashion”...


Matt Lipps (MFA 2004) was commissioned by The New York Times Magazine to make the cover artwork for its current issue.