Music News

Nicole Grimes receives Danijela Kulezic-Wilson Prize Honorable Mention

Nicole Grimes receives Society for Musicology in Ireland’s Danijela Kulezic-Wilson Prize Honorable Mention The Department of Music is pleased to share the news that Associate Professor of Music, Nicole Grimes, has received the Danijela Kulezic-Wilson Prize 2022 Honorable Mention for her book...

The Music Pioneer

Mari Kimura came to BU to study violin performance and left as an innovator at the intersection of art and technology Excerpt from CFA, a publication of the Boston University College of Fine Arts By Joel Brown May 16, 2022 "Now a professor of music in the Integrated Composition,...

The Maestro Has Left the Building

Dr. Stephen Tucker, 22-year music director for the UCI Symphony Orchestra, reflects on his time at CTSA By Matt Coker Stephen Tucker’s accomplishments would not only fill the orchestra pit but the entire Hollywood Bowl. The professor and Robert and Marjorie Rawlins Chair of Music teaches...

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Announces the 2022-23 Claire Trevor Society Scholars

  UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) is pleased to announce the next cohort of Claire Trevor Society Scholarships recipients for the 2022-23 academic year. Each year the Society awards six merit-based scholarships to exceptional students majoring in the Departments of Art, Dance,...

UCI’s Earl Gordon Quartet: Serenading OC’s Jazz Enthusiasts

Liz Golder covers the quartet of undergraduate students – “While all the musicians are in their 20s, their playing is so well executed and sophisticated, that they sound as though they have been together for decades.

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Names Thirteen New Medici Circle Scholars

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) is pleased to announce the 2022 Medici Circle Scholars. Thirteen awards were given to both undergraduate and graduate students offering an opportunity to take their education beyond the classroom and collaborate with academics and artists in the community...

The art of inquiry

While much of the attention on research at UCI is directed at the sciences, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts has also generated research, although to much less notice. Jesse Colin Jackson is on a mission to change that.

UCI Symphony Orchestra Says Farewell to Maestro Stephen Tucker

The final spring concert presents two notable guest artists for the occasion Irvine, Calif., May 20, 2022 – The UCI Symphony Orchestra will present the 2021-22 season’s final concert led by Maestro Stephen Tucker, with special guest artists Iryna Krechkovsky, violin, and Eric Byers, cello....

CTSA has a record-breaking Giving Day!

On May 18, 2022, the UCI community held its annual online Giving Day, and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) had its most successful Giving Day to date, raising more than $60,000 from more than 150 gifts. Funds raised on went directly to the Departments of Art, Dance, Drama, and Music...

Teerath Majumder: The Social Phenomenon of Music

Support UCI Giving Day By Mia Hammett While continuing his creative work as an independent artist and producer, Majumder hopes to step into a near-future teaching position –– thus securing his place in music academia. He’s already got a jump-start by teaching a winter course of his own making...

Jazz Pianist Hime Ikehara: Music as Second Nature

Support UCI Giving Day By Mia Hammett Highly versatile and deliberate in her approach to music, fourth-year jazz piano major Hime Ikehara sounds up-to-par with your favorite seasoned pianists of the twenty-first century. Ikehara has only actively played jazz piano for five years, but her...

Launching Clara Schumann Studies, Celebrating Women in Music

On March 1, 2022, in association with the Women in Global Music Network, the Department of Music was pleased to host the online launch of Clara Schumann Studies, a collection of essays edited by Dr. Joe Davies for Cambridge University Press. The event, attended by an...

The Opera is Coming to Town

The Impresario, composed by W. A. Mozart, will be performed on May 7th and May 8th by the students of vocal arts at UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Staged at the Barclay Theater under the artistic direction of Professor Darryl Taylor.

Tiffany López is named dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Visionary arts and diversity leader comes from Arizona State University Tiffany López, Ph.D., visionary artist and administrator and proven champion for diversity and inclusion, has been named dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine, following a...

Arts Advocates: Mary Watson-Bruce

OPERA AFICIONADO Q&A with Mary Watson-Bruce Mary Watson-Bruce, Ph.D. social sciences ’82, has an extensive history with UCI. She served as the associate director of geriatric medicine at UCI for ten years, and her late husband, Dickson Bruce, was a professor of history for over four...

Christopher Adriance Named Vice President of Marketing for the Irvine Barclay Theatre

Christopher Adriance (B.Mu. ’11) recently joined the Irvine Barclay Theatre as the Vice President of Marketing, overseeing the organization’s strategic marketing, branding and communications. Adriance joins the Barclay after eight years with the Pacific Symphony. During his time at the...

Making Music Together

After a lonely year and a half, the UCI Symphony Orchestra is reveling in live performances once again. By Jill Kato After being away from the stage and studio, the students from the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) are emerging from the pandemic and ...

New Book on Clara Schumann Published for the Cambridge University Press Composer Studies Series

The Department of Music is pleased to announce the publication of Clara Schumann Studies edited by Dr. Joe Davies and featuring a chapter by Professor Nicole Grimes. The volume is dedicated to the late Nancy B. Reich as a tribute to her pioneering scholarship on Clara Schumann. Since the 1980s,...