UC Irvine’s Beall Center for Art + Technology opens 'Future Tense: Art, Complexity, and Uncertainty' August 24

Image credit: Laura Splan, Baroque Bodies (Sway), 2024. work in progress still from interactive audiovisual installation including data-driven sound and 3D models with AI-generated imagery. Image courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by the Beall Center for Art + Technology’s Black Box Projects...

Molecules in Motion: Where Dance and Chemistry Collide

UC Irvine’s innovative event showcases the synergy between artistic expression and scientific inquiry At UC Irvine, the intersections of dance and chemistry culminated in an interdisciplinary event titled "Club Lab Freestyle: Molecules in Motion." Hosted in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts...

UC Irvine Choirs Named Finalists in the American Prize

Ensembles receive national recognition in choral performance The UC Irvine Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Irene Messoloras, professor in the Department of Music, have been named a finalist in the 2024 American Prize competition. The award, presented by The American Prize National Nonprofit...

2024 Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts is pleased to announce the 2024 UC Irvine Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship (GDDF) recipients. The competitive fellowship provides financial support to graduate and doctoral students in the final stages of their thesis and dissertation research. This...

Eric Lindsay Named UCI FATE Fellow

Honoring excellence in higher education The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at UC Irvine is pleased to announce that Eric Lindsay, lecturer specializing in musicianship, music theory and composition, has been named a 2024-2025 UCI Faculty Academy for Teaching Excellence (FATE) fellow....

In Memory of Joseph Huszti

Joseph Huszti (1935-2024) Joseph Huszti, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Music at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2024. He was 89 years old. Huszti's career was distinguished by his dedication to choral music and education. He joined UC...

Timeless Echoes

Exploring Kojiro Umezaki’s new album A Distance, Intertwined Kojiro Umezaki, UC Irvine professor of music, esteemed shakuhachi player and composer, has just released his latest album, A Distance, Intertwined. Born in Tokyo and based in Los Angeles, Umezaki's artistry and research merge...

Dean López Delivers Inspiring Farewell Speech at OCSA

UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts Dean shares messages of communion and inspiration at high school graduation Dean Tiffany Ana López from UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts recently gave a heartfelt farewell speech to the class of 2024 at the Orange County School of the Arts (...

The Pursuit of the Extraordinary

Professor Christopher Dobrian’s legacy in music and innovation at UC Irvine "My interest in programming was not just about creating new sounds but exploring the process of composing itself,” Dobrian shared. “Pursuing artificial creative intelligence assumes we understand real intelligence....

A Life of Song

Exploring Professor Darryl Taylor's Influence on African American Music: A Q&A session In July, Professor Darryl Taylor from the Department of Music at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts will receive an honor from the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. (NANM). Commemorating its...

2024 Medici Circle Scholars

UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts names eleven new Medici Circle Scholars UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts is pleased to announce the 2024 Medici Circle Scholars. Eleven scholarships were awarded to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. These scholarships allow...

UCI Arts names 2024 Lauds and Laurels recipient

UC Irvine Alumni Association to Honor Darcy Prevost M.F.A. ’09 with Distinguished Alumni Award Recognizing Darcy Prevost’s, M.F.A. ’09, exceptional contributions to the field of set and production design for theatre, film and television, the UC Irvine Alumni Association names Prevost the 2024...

Joel Veenstra to be the next Chair in Drama

Cultivating inclusivity, sustainability and well-being in theatre education The UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) has named Professor of Teaching Joel Veenstra as the next chair of the Department of Drama. He currently serves as the department’s vice chair of production and co-...

Marching to New Heights

UCI alumna Jenn Colella M.F.A. ’02 earns Drama League nomination for Suffs By Chiara Guastella Jenn Colella (M.F.A./Acting ’02), is captivating audiences in the Broadway hit Suffs. The Tony-nominated musical, produced by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, brings to life the inspiring...

The Sound of Success

A sound design company founded by UCI alumni is making waves in themed entertainment By Christine Byrd Even if you’ve never heard of Ears Up Sound Design, their work is heard by millions around the globe — from the music that sets the tone at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium to the soundscape of...

Embracing Artistic Risks

Mike Davis, who runs the West Hollywood art gallery of Hauser & Wirth, says UCI connections are critical to his success By Greg Hardesty Mike Davis considers himself a risk taker. “And I owe that to my father,” says Davis, a studio art major (B.A. ’08) and now a senior director at the...

In Memoriam of Classical Guitarist Alexander Dunn

Alexander Dunn Internationally regarded guitarist and educator Alexander Dunn Ph.D., passed away on May 8, 2024. Dunn was a valued member of the UC Irvine Department of Music, an instructor of guitar and led the guitar ensemble since 2021.  “I knew Alex not only as a skilled musician but...

The Creative Engine Behind E-SONIC

UC Irvine engineering and music students invent instruments in a competition that merges arts and technology The Creophone, Wube Tubes, and Saxatars were just a few of the extraordinary creations showcased by Samueli School of Engineering students who tackled a unique challenge: invent a new...