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Music Department Senate faculty on retreat–May’s Landing, March 2008

April 3rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

On March 14th, the Music Department’s Senate faculty had an all-day planning retreat at May’s Landing, the wonderful Malibu property left to the University by Genevieve and Philip May. The Mays purchased a cottage on the bluffs of Point Dume in 1959, when there were only 3 houses on the point. Today it is a very lovely and desirable location, and has been quite developed.


View from the back yard at May’s Landing, looking south

The Mays worked with an architect to develop the property into the charming residence it now is, with full kitchen and conference facilities for small groups. At Philip’s memorial service in 1986, Genevieve announced her intention of bequeathing the property to UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute for use as a conference and study center.

View of the back patio at May’s Landing.

Needless to say, the Music Department’s Senate faculty were very happy with the house and the amenities they found there (Professor Lindemann announced his intention of coming out every weekend), and had a most successful day planning for the future of the department. Nearly all the faculty were able to attend, with only Professors Neuen, Ponce, Margulis, and Dean unavailable due to their professional engagements.

Faculty, left to right: David Lefkowitz, Gary Gray (kneeling), Robert Winter talking to Sheridon Stokes, Frank Heuser, Movses Pogossian, Antonio Lysy, Neal Stulberg, Paul Chihara, Peter Kazaras, Jennifer Snow, Jens Lindemann, Juliana Gondek, Vladimir Chernov (kneeling), Gordon Henderson, Ian Krouse, Roger Bourland.

Once they were in the mood for photos, the faculty were willing to switch locations and pose again. Please note the renowned cellist who felt that the shot would be improved by climbing a tree.


And a last casual glimpse of Professors Lindemann and Lee discussing the chances of this year’s UCLA basketball team.

Tags: Composers · Faculty · Music education · Performers · School of Music

3 responses so far ↓

  • freddur // Jul 28, 2010 at 5:45 am

    The garden patio looks very welcoming. Thanks for the pictures. Fred

  • Swizen // Jun 25, 2012 at 3:50 am

    The garden was amazing and looks very appealing and much relaxing. I know you guys had a fine time making a conversation and talking about things which is about music. I’ve been passionate to music and as much as to writing like you.

  • Swizen // Aug 17, 2012 at 6:42 am

    It could have been much more delightful and relaxing if they had put shades on it that will surely make the garden look fabulous.