Music News

Christopher Dobrian Appointed 2016 International Conference on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface Committee

Professor of Music Christopher Dobrian was appointed to the scientific committee of the 2016 International Conference on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface in Porto, Portugal. He will be presenting his research there in March on the topic of "Using Detected Gestures in Music as the Control...

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...

Cindy Lin Released New CD Album, French Character Pieces, by Centaur Records

UCI Alumna Cindy Lin (BM, 2003) released a new CD album, French Character Pieces, by Centaur Records Dr. Cindy Lin is a concert pianist and recording artist. While specializing in French music and American contemporary music, her repertoire also includes composers from the baroque period through...

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.

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...

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,...

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...

Annie Bosler directs and produces 1M1: Hollywood Horns of the Golden Years

UCI instructor of French Horn Annie Bosler has directed and produced 1M1: Hollywood Horns of the Golden Years, a documentary film that surveys the history of Hollywood studio musicians via film music's most prominent orchestral instrument - the French horn. Featuring numerous interviews with Los...

Alpert Award Composer, Lukas Ligeti, joins the Department of Music Faculty

The Music Department welcomes new faculty member Lukas Ligeti! A recipient of the prestigious Alpert Award and numerous other prizes and commissions, Professor Ligeti is a composer and improvisor (on drums and electronic percussion) whose work is informed by a unique approach to...

Seth Houston Joins the Department of Music Faculty

The Music Department welcomes new faculty member Seth Houston! Professor Houston holds a DMA degree in choral music from the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. In addition to extensive experience in choral conducting, he has published his own compositions and...

Telematics in Colombia

Michael Dessen, Associate Professor of Music, performed in and co-produced several telematic concerts this year, exploring the potentials of live performance by musicians in different geographic locations via high-speed internet. In an April 24, 2015 concert, Dessen performed on trombone...

Flutist Nicole Mitchell looks into the future with 'Mandorla Awakening'

Everyone in jazz knows that former Chicagoan Nicole Mitchell stands among the most creative, innovative and technically accomplished flutists working today...

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...

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...