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


  • Lukas Ligeti's music featured in series of NYC concerts

    New UCI professor Lukas Ligeti celebrated his 50th birthday and farewell to New York City in a series of star-studded concerts this June. The Village Voice, New York TImes and the New Yorker both listed the first concert at the Austrian Cultural Forum...

  • Welcome, new faculty member Seth Houston!

    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


  • Welcome to new faculty member Lukas Ligeti

    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.


  • Annie Bosler directs and produces 1M1: Hollywood Horns of the Golden Years

    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, interviews with music...