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Musicology Ph.D. student Jeremy Mikush–summer activities a benefit of the HASOM Student Opportunity Fund

June 29th, 2011 · 9 Comments

We have heard from Musicologh Ph.D. Student Jeremy Mikush about his fun and wide-ranging summer activities. Here is a quick blog about what he is doing this summer: Jeremy Mikush, a Ph.D. candidate in the Musicology Department, has been in France since early June practicing his French and doing research in Paris for an article […]

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Music graduate student Joshua Addison blogs about John Cale concert

October 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments

What first strikes me about John Cale as he comes onstage is his hair. A full rainbow of color sits atop his head. And these colorful locks bestow an unearthly quality to an otherwise unassuming figure. Having acknowledged our applause in kind, soft-spoken words, he bangs out a D minor chord at the keyboard and […]

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Professor Neal Stulberg shares memories of his teacher, pianist Leonard Shure

August 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Just received from Music Department professor Neal Stulberg, Director of Orchestral Studies: “On July 24, 2010 at Mannes College in New York, I was honored to participate in a daylong centennial tribute to Leonard Shure (1910-1995), a magnificent American pianist and one of my formative teachers. The symposium included sessions about Shure?s recordings, showings of […]

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Musicology grad student Marianna Ritchey to study at Biblioth?que Nationale in Paris

June 16th, 2010 · No Comments

We have heard some exciting news from Musicology graduate student Marianna Ritchey about her summer plans. She says: “I’m a sixth year in the Musicology department, finishing up my dissertation (Susan McClary is my chair) and applying for jobs this year. This summer I got a CEES grant to spend a month in Paris doing […]

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Obituary–Bess Lomax Hawes (1921 – 2009)

January 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Bess Lomax Hawes, a musician, folklorist and prominent anthropologist at CalState Northridge passed away in November 2009. She was 88. Steeped in folk music from birth, she was the youngest child of John A. Lomax and Bess Bauman Brown. Born Jan. 21, 1921, in Austin, Texas, she was home-schooled by her mother, who also taught […]

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Peter Yates, guitar professor, will demonstrate research into bowed guitar

January 29th, 2009 · 82 Comments

Peter Yates, Professor of guitar in the Department of Music, will show some of the results of his recent investigations into the arpeggione (19th-century bowed guitar) in a concert at 4pm on Sunday Feb. 1st in the organ studio. He has had to build his own instrument (cruelly sacrificing a beautiful baby cello and a […]

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Project Rishi: Concert April 26th

April 21st, 2008 · No Comments

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Musicologist Olivia Bloechl awarded ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Professor Olivia Bloechl We have just learned that Professor Olivia Bloech has been awarded an ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship, which will fund a year’s leave and enable her to write her second book, The Politics of Memory in French Baroque Opera. Research for the book will take her to archives in Paris, Marseilles, […]

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Kenny Burrell and “Bye, Bye Birdie”

March 10th, 2008 · 6 Comments

The attached photo from Bye, Bye Birdie, dated c. 1960 was recently spotted by Musicology Chair Raymond Knapp. His sharp eyes identified the guitarist as our very own Ethnomusicology Professor and head of Jazz Studies, Kenny Burrell.

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Anne Akiko Meyers–2008 Regents Lecturer in the UCLA Department of Music

February 21st, 2008 · 8 Comments

Anne Akiko Meyers, one of today’s most exciting violinists, will be in residence for two weeks in May 2008 at the UCLA Department of Music as a Regents Lecturer. She is making a quick trip to California in February as well, and we encourage you to attend one of the exciting events presented blow. FEBRUARY […]

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