MFA Alums Juan Capistran and Jenny Yurshansky Featured in COLA --- An Exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

The exhibition COLA, showcasing new works by multi-media artists was displayed from May 23 - July 14, 2019, at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. UCI MFA alums, Juan Capistran (2002) and Jenny Yurshansky (2010) were featured.

UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School Announces Summer Music Program for Adults

UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School Announces Summer Music Program for Adults The “In The Band” Fantasy Camp Let’s You Be a Member of the Band!   Irvine, Calif., May 1, 2019 – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts is launching its new “fantasy music camp” for adult solo musicians...

Acclaimed Pianist Mari Akagi to Perform at UCI

In a rare appearance here in the United States, acclaimed pianist Mari Akagi will perform at UCI Winifred Hall on Saturday, May 25th, beginning at 8pm. She will be accompanied by UCI faculty members Kei Akagi on piano, and Kojiro Umezaki on shakuhachi.

UCI Faculty Member Jason Harnell Released Solo Album “Total Harnage”

On Sunday, May 12th,there was a release party at The Baked Potato --- a jazz club housing talented, upcoming musical artists since 1970 ( --- for UCI Music Department Faculty Member Jason Harnell who debuted his first solo album entitled “TOTAL HARNAGE.”  Harnell is a world-...

American College Dance Association Gala Concert at the Barclay

Terry Schilling reivews the ACDA at UCI which brought 500 students and faculty from dance departments at 33 schools came together to celebrate dance. During that time, they presented 66 dances. (Photo by Skye Schmidt)

“This is bigger than music.” UCI & Santa Ana High symphony collaboration results in more Saints than ever applying to be Anteaters

“THIS IS BIGGER THAN MUSIC.” COLLABORATION OF UC IRVINE AND SANTA ANA HIGH SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS RESULTS IN MORE SAINTS THAN EVER APPLYING TO BE ANTEATERS Irvine, Calif., (March 18, 2019) – “This collaboration has never been about developing musicians, it has always been about developing...

UCI Jazz Orchestra

If you have the chance to attend a concert at UCI’s Winifred Smith Hall, I highly recommend doing so! There are 205 seats, banked steeply in three tiers that crowd the stage so that the audience feels as if the entire orchestra is right there at our...

Looking Back On Dance Visions 2019

UCI Dance Department’s annual faculty-run show, Dance Visions, featured incredibly choreographed works from renowned dancers during its four-performance run at the Irvine Barclay Theatre from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23.

UCI Drama Presents the California Premiere of James Fritz’s Provocative Play PARLIAMENT SQUARE

UCI DRAMA PRESENTS THE CALIFORNIA PREMIERE OF JAMES FRITZ’S PROVOCATIVE PLAY PARLIAMENT SQUARE Irvine, Calif., February 28, 2019 – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents the California premiere of the provocative new play Parliament Square written by award-winning...

CAM Alum Cyndie Klorer brings her Fourth Wall Entertainment Troupe to the Metropolitan

"San Andreas, CA…Mardi Gras Karaoke Party with Sweet Harmony Entertainment! About the new team at the helm of the historic Metropolitan. In 1994, Cyndie Hoffman (Klorer) was involved in her first theatrical production out of high school at the historic Metropolitan Theater in San Andreas. Once...

Why Arts Administration Matters: An Interview with UCI's Molly Lynch

Dance Plug, Interview by Keira Whitaker - 20 February 2019 "As I pulled into the University of California, Irvine to park my car I couldn’t help but be transported back in time. I graduated from UCl in 2016, and poured all of myself into four years of dancing, reading, and writing. My degree was...

UCI’s Latest Experimental Production: Your Ocean, My Ocean

YOMO/Intermedia is part of a bi-coastal collaboration connecting faculty and students from Rhode Island School of Design RISD and UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. YOMO includes contributions from Professor Kyna Leski’s students in the Architecture

UC Irvine students perform the stories of immigration detainees held in Orange County jails

"The performance was directed and written by UCI theater directors Jane Page and Gavin Cameron-Web, who are married and volunteer with the nonprofit. “We feel like we needed to make something that was a performance-based expression of what...(read more)"

R. Luke DuBois: Music into Data::Data into Music

Set in a darkened exhibition space, lit primarily by videos, Music into Data::Data into Music explores the auditory, visual and verbal structures and underpinnings of contemporary culture. Four of the six pieces by R. Luke DuBois in this...

From Claire Trevor To Broadway: Justin Keats’ Career After Graduation

By Lauren Knight A few years after he graduated from UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Justin Keats’ phone rang in an audition waiting room in New York City. Preparing to sing at an audition in four minutes for another Broadway musical, Keats saw his agent’s name on his screen and did not...

UCI’s Kei Akagi is inspired by both classic jazz musicians and emerging songwriters

“First, the faculty here has always been a fantastically fertile ground for the creation of new ideas to experiment with,” said Akagi. “And secondly, there are my students, who are constantly bringing fresh ideas for me to experience..."

Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, a Retrospective

DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE PRESS PREVIEW KIT BEALL CENTER FOR ART + TECHNOLOGY AT UCI PRESENTS CHRISTA SOMMERER & LAURENT MIGNONNEAU, A RETROSPECTIVE On View: February 9 – May 25, 2019 Opening Reception: February 9, 2019, 2-5pm Holiday Closure: Feb. 18, March 23-31 IRVINE, Calif. (...

UCI Arts Presents an Intermedia Performance Focused on Our Earth’s Oceans and Climate Justice

  UCI ARTS PRESENTS AN INTERMEDIA PERFORMANCE FOCUSED ON OUR EARTH’S OCEANS AND CLIMATE JUSTICE Irvine, Calif., January 28, 2018 – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) presents the experimental intermedia performance “Your Ocean, My Ocean" (YOMO). Produced by UCI’s...