The Music Department welcomes new faculty member Seth Houston! Professor Houston holds a DMA degree in choral music from the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. In addition to extensive experience in choral conducting, he has published his own compositions and arrangements and has presented research papers at many academic conferences. Professor Houston will direct the Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, and will also teach courses in musicianship.
Read more about Seth Houston at his website.
The Music Department welcomes new faculty member Lukas Ligeti! A recipient of the prestigious Alpert Award and numerous other prizes and commissions, Professor Ligeti is a composer and improvisor (on drums and electronic percussion) whose work is informed by a unique approach to rhythm and a special interest in intercultural collaboration. In addition to teaching undergraduates, Professor Ligeti will be a core member of the department's new PhD program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology (ICIT).
Read more about Lukas Ligeti at his website.
UCi instructor of French Horn Annie Bosler has directed and produced 1M1: Hollywood Horns of the Golden Years, a documentary film that surveys the history of Hollywood studio musicians via film music's most prominent orchestral instrument - the French horn. Featuring numerous interviews with Los Angeles music legends, the film follows the development of the motion picture industry and its battles with the musicians' union. Preserving the history of Los Angeles film studio musicians from the beginning of motion pictures through the Golden Era of Hollywood, 1M1 includes historical footage of the MGM studio orchestra from the 1950’s showing off the wide-screen visuals and stereophonic sound of Cinemascope,...
Two former student of UCI jazz lecturer in percussion, Jason Harnell, are making careers for thenselves as jazz drummers. Former UCI jazz drum student, Curtis Marrero is currently touring the world with the popular band Milo Green and has appeared recently on Late Night with David Letterman and The Conan O'Brien Show. Another former UCI jazz drum student, Jacob Wendt is currently playing all around Los Angeles leading his own groups, as well as working as a sideman. Jacob leads a popular jam session every Thursday night at The Seabird Lounge in Long Beach
Currently, Jason himself has a "once a month" residency gig at the world famous Baked Potato jazz club (in Studio City)...