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...

Arts Advocates: Matt Bailey

ARTS ENTREPRENEUR Q&A with Matt Bailey Trained as a fine art photographer, Matt Bailey blended artistry with entrepreneurship throughout his career — from opening a tattoo shop in Albuquerque to co-founding a software company serving photographers. Bailey went on to earn an M.B.A. from...

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...

Catalyst for Innovation

Art students get creative outside gallery walls By Christine Byrd After more than a year away from campus due to the pandemic, Claire Trevor School of the Arts students were thrilled to get back into studios and in-person classes in fall 2021. For the five student leaders of the Catalyst...

Mafer Reyes: Dance-Educator-in-the-Making

Support UCI Giving Day By Mia Hammett A second year undergrad, Reyes has managed to balance an ever-growing series of interrelated professional positions within and without the UCI campus. And she’s only just begun.  Ostensibly generous with her time and energy, Reyes dedicates...

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...

Alumnus Skyler Gray is changing the industry, one production at a time

By Mia Hammett Alum Skyler Gray (B.A. Directing and Stage Management, ’11) continues to push the boundaries of new play development. Having entered UCI as a music theater major, Gray’s academic and professional career inevitably evolved to recognize his desire to advocate for creators,...

Taking a Bow

By Christine Byrd One of the most satisfying parts of my tenure has been raising awareness of the way in which arts are radically interdisciplinary. Stephen Barker’s career is hard to pin down: He has been a dancer, actor, director, creative writer, translator, critical theorist and, for...

#IamUCI – Q&A with Class of 2022 graduate Anna Medina, M.F.A.

Q&A with Class of 2022 graduate Anna Medina, M.F.A. by Tom Vasich / UCI News In an essay for UCI’s Dance Major Journal, San Diego native Anna Medina wrote, “Growing up both Mexican and American, I lived on both sides of the border at different times in my life, sometimes sure that I...

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...

Trailblazing Artist Ulysses Jenkins is being recognized for his critical work in video art

Groundbreaking video and performance artist. video and digital artist, Professor Ulysses Jenkins, presented the first major retrospective Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation Feb. 5 - May 15, 2022, at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Below includes some of the various press and...

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.

Play explores UCI’s PrisonPandemic project

The disembodied voices of incarcerated people – scared, pleading, angry, upset – will haunt a UCI play about the coronavirus in California’s crowded penitentiaries. Set to run April 29 through May 1 in the campus’s Little Theatre, “COVID in Custody” chronicles the real-life efforts of three UCI...

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...

Music Theatre Talent Kayla Quiroz on Identity and the Future

Support UCI Giving Day By Mia Hammett Triptych talent and third-year music theatre B.F.A. Kayla Quiroz won’t be slowing down anytime soon.  The actor-singer-dancer’s resume boasts a string of music theatre experience as early as her formative years. From an eight-year-old’s ...