The UCLA contemporary chamber music ensemble, Contempo Flux, would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy the Department of Music’s contemporary music ensemble, Contempo Flux, in a program of music by Charles Ives, George Crumb, Robert Erickson, and Stephen Hartke. Admission is free.
December 4th, 2014 · 3 Comments
November 6th, 2014 · 8 Comments
Music voice alumna Angel Blue has released a debut album “Joy Alone” on Opus Arte and is currently starring as Mimi in the London Coliseum’s production of La Bohème through November 20.
Read about Angel and her London appearances and album HERE.
More information about the English National Opera’s production of La Bohème HERE.
Photos from ENO production of La Bohème below courtesy of the English National Opera
November 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments
Professor Juliana Gondek has shared the following good news with us today:
Two graduates of UCLA’s prestigious Voice and Opera Studies degree program, mezzo-soprano Peabody Southwell (MM Voice Performance) and bass-baritone Evan Hughes (BA Voice Performance), have been nominated for the first “Warner Music Prize,” which includes a $100,000 cash prize, a Carnegie Hall recital, and a recording offer from Warner Classics. Peabody, Evan, and 14 additional vocalists and instrumentalists between the ages of 18 and 35 have been selected by a jury of music professionals for consideration for this award.
Read about it HERE.
Peabody Southwell performs in Opera Gala at UCLA
October 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment
St. Matthew’s Parish
1031 Bienveneda Avenue
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Susan Greenberg, flute, Peter Myers, cello, and Delores Stevens, cello.
Students with current ID are FREE! General admission is $30.
Here’s the program information:
And here’s the ticket information:
October 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments
September 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments
We have received the following great news on some of our performance graduates, proving that there is demand out there for talented and dedicated musicians!
• Sara Marsh (MM ’12, clarinet — now Sarah Canning) has just been named principal clarinet of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, an excellent American regional orchestra.
• Fernando de la Fuente (BA ’14, string bass) has just been named principal bass of the Chicago Civic Symphony, a Chicago Symphony-affiliated ensemble which is one of the top training orchestras in the country.
• Joey Muñoz (trombone), who completed his MM and DMA (fall, 2013) with us, is also a member of the Tucson Symphony.
• Ray Nowak, who earned his MM at UCLA in the late 1990’s, is in the trumpet section of the San Diego Symphony.
Congratulations to all of you — you’re making us proud!
August 20th, 2014 · 5 Comments
We’ve heard from Robert (“everyone calls me Chili”) Corder about his recent trip to the Wilson Guitar Competition, where he won 2nd Place. He was sponsored by the School of Music’s Student Opportunity Fund.
He says, “I won second place in the jazz division of the 2nd annual Wilson Center Guitar competition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This was an all-ages, international guitar competition with 16 semi-finalists. My legal name is Robert but I’m known at UCLA and professionally as Chili Corder. I also just negotiated an endorsement deal with Hofner Guitars and I’ve attached a promotional headshot from the company.”
August 6th, 2014 · No Comments
Music Department Professor has shared these notes and photos with us about his experience at the Brevard Music Center this summer.
“Earlier this week, I finished teaching and performing for three weeks at the Brevard Music Center. I was delighted to work with a fabulous group of earnest low brass students as well as perform as a member the Brevard Music Center Orchestra with my faculty colleagues. It was an inspiring experience and I was glad to represent UCLA in this endeavor.”
#1, L to R: BMC Dean Cale Self, BMC Tuba Faculty Aubrey Foard, High School Tuba Student Mark Porter, BMC Education Director Emeritus Jamie Haffner, High School Tuba Student Harrison Brown, and College Tuba Student Hiroaki Iizumi
July 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments
The Music Department is pleased to announce that 2008 DMA grad Amy Gillick has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in Bassoon at Virginia Tech, commencing Fall 2014. Amy earned her BA at Cal State Long Beach and her MM and DMA here at UCLA Congratulations to Amy on this prestigious move. More information can be found on the Virginia Tech website at:
Amy Gillick has had the inspiring opportunity to perform with many highly acclaimed artists, including Laurendo Almeida, Christopher Parkening, Joseph Kalichstein, and Robert Levin.
She has been a member of such orchestras as the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Monica Symphony, and the Pasadena Symphony.
As a soloist she has played with the Moorpark Symphony and the Bakersfield Symphony.
Her personal website is: http://www.amygillick.com/#!resum/c20r4
June 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments
Professor Antonio Lysy is delighted to welcome UCLA’s own string quartet, Camarades, to their residency at the annual summer music festival he produces each summer in Tuscany, Incontri in Terra di Siena. This festival was started in 1988 at La Foce, the home of Lysy’s grandparents, and during the month of July each year spreads out into the areas piazzas and churches. A great Wall Street Journal article about the festival, written by Richard Holledge can be read at: http://online.wsj.com/articles/notes-on-a-tuscan-paradise-1403221033