Faculty News

Sara Guerrero on Directing THE SWEETHEART DEAL (video)

Tiffany Ana López, Ph.D., Dean and Claire Trevor Professor in the Department of Drama (pictured right), recently sat down with guest director Sara Guerrero (left) to talk about UCI Drama's upcoming production of The Sweetheart Deal, opening April 29 and running through May 7, 2023 in the Robert...

Coup De Comedy Festival Celebrates 10 Years of Free Fun!

UCI Hosts Comedy Festival and GII Exploration: Evolution of Improvisation May 10-13, 2023 The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at UC Irvine will host the 10th annual Coup de Comedy Festival, a four-day event with panels, workshops, and performances available for free to the community....

Building Roads with Music

Musician and professor Kojiro Umezaki builds connections between communities By Christine Byrd Kojiro Umezaki plays a traditional Japanese bamboo flute called shakuhachi, which has been around for centuries. But he also uses artificial intelligence to analyze and layer recordings of himself...

Alan Terricciano Named Associate Dean of Academic Personnel and Undergraduate Affairs

The Professor of Dance takes on an expanded role after serving as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs for the past five years. UCI's Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) has announced the appointment of Professor Alan Terricciano as the new Associate Dean of Academic Personnel and...

Professor Vitor Luiz Produces Untold Story of Iran Through the Art of Ballet

For one night only, witness the beauty and power of Persian ballet in a performance that tells the story of an ancient nation through the eyes of an inner child. The White Feather, presented by INTUITV ARTSHIP, celebrates the Persian New Year and the fight for freedom of expression in Iran...

The Pursuit of Artistic Inquiry

Research and innovation are at the core of the mission at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts by Greg Hardesty | UCI Magazine, Winter 2023 | March 1, 2023 Annie Loui, professor of acting in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, remembers being recruited to UCI from her cozy, full-time...

Three Faculty Join UCI Faculty Academy for Teaching Excellence

Three esteemed faculty members from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts have joined the inaugural class of UCI Faculty Academy for Teaching Excellence (FATE) fellows. They are Dr. Kelli Sharp from the Department of Dance, David Trend from the Department of Art, and Joel Veenstra from the...

UCI Academic Senate Honors Music Professor Michael Dessen

The UCI Academic Senate recently presented the 2022-23 Distinguished Faculty Awards, the Senate's highest honors, to recognize the achievements of its members in research, teaching, mentorship, and service. The recipients were selected by the Committee on Scholarly Honors and Awards. Among the...

Kevin Appel Presents an Exhibition of New Paintings in New York

The Miles McEnery Gallery in New York City will present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Kevin Appel, professor of art and chair in the Department of Art at the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated digital catalogue featuring text by Molly...

Professor Cyrian Reed on Creative Agency and Serving Her Purpose

By Mia Hammett As a professional dancer, choreographer, and performance director, Cyrian Reed’s bold creative spirit naturally compels and commands attention. Reed’s educational, professional, and creative work is highly engaged with community, collectivity, and self-advocacy. Such elements...

CTSA Faculty Named as Newkirk Fellows for 2022-2023

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) has announced that two Claire Trevor School of the Arts faculty members have been selected as Newkirk Fellows for the 2022-2023 academic year. Jesse Colin Jackson, Associate Dean, Research and Innovation and Associate Professor in the Department of Art,...

Highlights from the African American Art Song Alliance conference

Last October, UCI’s Department of Music hosted the 25th anniversary African American Art Song Alliance conference. The four-day event took place at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts and was presented by the African American Art Song Alliance, an advocacy organization representing Black composers...

New Recording: Lorna Griffitt and Haroutune Bedelian, Romantic Music of Robert, Clara and Johannes

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Music is pleased to announce the release of a new recording of compositions for solo piano, and for piano and violin, by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms performed by pianist Lorna Griffitt and violinist Haroutune Bedelian. This...

Music’s Hidden Figures: Women at the Piano

Visiting scholar Joe Davies sheds new light on female musicians throughout history By Christine Byrd Clara Schumann was a 19th century piano virtuoso – a performer, composer, teacher and arranger. Yet for nearly a century after her death, she was recognized as little more than the wife of...

Arts Advocates: Joel Veenstra

INSPIRATIONAL IMPROVISOR Q&A with Joel Veenstra Professor Joel Veenstra, M.F.A. ’11, is a professional stage manager whose production credits span Los Angeles to London, and who co-leads the Department of Drama’s stage management program as a professor of teaching in the Claire Trevor...

UCI's Creative Engine

Through art, dance, music and drama, UCI artists push boundaries and fuel innovation By Christine Byrd This winter, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts will treat audiences to riveting performances and thought-provoking exhibitions, all of which are the result of a thriving creative engine...

Professor Joe Lewis to speak at The Broad in Los Angeles

The Un-Private Collection: John Ahearn + Rigoberto Torres + Joe Lewis From The Broad website: In this edition of The Un-Private Collection conversation series, artists John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres will speak with moderator Joe Lewis about the cornerstone of community and its...

Professor David Trend seeks to cultivate DEI and accessibility in teaching and learning

  Professor of Art David Trend recently received a Confronting Extremism Award through the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence.  Rodrigo Lazo, Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, announced the Confronting Extremism through Community, Thriving and...