Department of Music, UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine University of California, Irvine


  • UCI music students join Alum Kevin Kwan Loucks for Two Piano Extravaganza March 1

    Internationally-acclaimed concert pianists Grace Fong and Kevin Kwan Loucks perform a fresh new take on "Carnival of the Animals" featuring musicians, dancers and visual artists from UC Irvine, Chapman University, Chamber Music | OC's Young Artist Program, in partnership with Soka University on March 1 at 3 p.m. Considered one of the most important and best known pieces of classical music for children and adults alike, this multimedia "Carnival" will celebrate the best of the arts here in Southern California.

    The program incluces

    Ravel - La Valse for Two Pianos

    Tchaikovsky/Babin - Four Waltzes for Two Pianos

    I. Waltz from the Serenade for Strings

    II. Waltz from the Opera, 'Eugene Onegin'


  • Robin Buck featured in North/South at USC's Fisher Museum March 2

    Professor Robin Buck will be featured in North/South: The Arctic and Antarctic in Words and Music March 2 at 7 p.m., part of the Visions and Voices series at the University of Southern California's Fisher Museum.

    A program of music and spoken word will reflect on the incredible landscape of the Arctic and Antarctica, and where humans fit in the vastness of space and time. Pianist and program curator Victoria Kirsch will be joined by fellow USC Thornton School alumnus Robin Buck, baritone, as well as soprano Suzan Hanson, USC Thornton School student composer/percussionist Anderson Alden and actor/narrator Jamieson Price. The program will include excerpts from Dominick Argento’s song...

  • Contemporary Chamber Ensemble concert March 4

    he Music 176 Contemporary Chamber Ensemble class has been working this quarter on seven pieces by UCI composers, all composed within the last 10 years. They'll be performing the pieces in an informal concert in MM 218 this Wednesday March 4 at 5:00 pm. Anyone is welcome to attend.


    Now and Tomorrow Christopher Dobrian

    Michael Huynh, clarinet
    Anthony Caulkins, guitar

    Arirang Romance II Yung Wha Son

    Carl Olson, violin
    Michele Cheng, piano

    Flicker Too Anthony Caulkins

    Richard Savery...

  • Art Song & Artistry Series: An Evening of Spirituals Mar. 6

    Join the talented voice students of UCI for an evening of Spirituals. March 6, 8:00 pm, Winifred Smith Hall. This even is free, all are welcome.


  • UCI Director of Jazz Kei Akagi interviewed about Whiplash

    The Daily Pilot interviewed UCI DIrector of Jazz Studies Kei Akagi about whether the award-winning movie Whiplash has any relation to the practice of jazz education. Read the interview here, and hear the Kei Akagi trio play live on February 20 and 21.


  • Heilig: 19th Century Choral Masterpieces from the German Empire Choir concert March 10

    The UCI Chamber Singers and Masterworks Chorale join together to present sacred choral works from German composers Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, and Johannes Brahms. The Masterworks Chorale, in their inaugural performance, will perform Schubert's delightful Mass in G Major, featuring soloists Ariana Flores (soprano), Jacob Tulley (tenor), and Elias Berezin (bass), and accompanist Audrey Spaulding on piano. The Chamber Singers' performance features a cappella motets by Mendelssohn and Brahms - both admirers of Schubert - including Mendelssohn's popular "Heilig, heilig ist Gott."

    This concert is free and open to the public and not...

  • UCI Alumus John Crooks featured in Cycling 74 journal

    Cycling 74 featured a recording session ICIT alumnus John Crooks did with the California String Quarter. Crooks developed a Max computer patch that allows him to control room ambience in real time. Read more at Transforming Room Sound with a Max Patch on the Cycling 74 webstie


  • UCI Symphony Orchestra: American Renaissance, March 13

    This program includes Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American,” and also features the winner of the Concerto Competition.

    Irvine Barclay Theatre*        8:00 pm
    General  $16 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff  $15 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $6

    *Tickets purchased at the Barclay Box Office will incur a $1 fee per ticket at the window and $3 fee by phone or on the web.
    For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787, email or, or...

  • Chamber Music Recital March 18

    This program features talented students from the Department of Music performing chamber music masterworks.

    Winifred Smith Hall    1:30 pm
    Free Admission. Public is Welcome. 


  • Kojiro Umezaki and Silk Road Ensemble join the New York Phil for sold out concerts

    UCI Associate Professor Kojiro Umezaki joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble for three sold-out subscription concerts with the New York Philharmonic beginning February 20. The Silk Road Project, begun in 2000, draws musical inspiration from cultures along the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between Asia and Europe.

    Music from Umezaki was featured along with that of David Bruce, Sapo Perapaskero in a “Silk Road Suite,” alongside selections from Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky’s “Sacred Signs: Concerto for 13 Musicians” (2012). James Oestreich of the New York Times called Umezaki, performing on shakuhachi, one of the "stars" of the evening,...