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“This is bigger than music.” UCI & Santa Ana High symphony collaboration results in more Saints than ever applying to be Anteaters

“THIS IS BIGGER THAN MUSIC.”

COLLABORATION OF UC IRVINE AND SANTA ANA HIGH SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS RESULTS IN MORE SAINTS THAN EVER APPLYING TO BE ANTEATERS

Irvine, Calif., (March 18, 2019) – “This collaboration has never been about developing musicians, it has always been about developing young people who have been valued and encouraged in a way that they can now see themselves going to college, continuing their education and taking advantage of opportunities. Music is how we are connecting with them, but this is bigger than music,” said Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor of the UC Irvine (UCI) Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) Symphony Orchestra.

What began in 2012 as an opportunity for Dr. Tucker to get himself and the UCI Symphony Orchestra into the community for a single concert has grown into a true adoption of the Santa Ana High School (SAHS) symphony orchestra. The UCI Music Department is offering the SAHS students and teachers
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Annie Bosler co-authors College Prep for Musicians

UCI's Annie Bosler, DMA published a book entitled College Prep for Musicians: A Comprehensive Guide for Students, Parents, Teachers, and Counselors with co-authors Kathleen Tesar EdD,  Associate Dean for Enrollment Management at The Juilliard School, and Don Greene PhD, world famous peak performance psychologist. The text is intended for anyone planning to major in music. Bosler has a 100% success rate of helping high students get into music schools, and has French horn students in almost every major conservatory across the United States. For more information, visit: www.collegeprepformusicians.com.


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Music welcomes new lecturers in trumpet and composition/music and media

The UCI Department of Music is pleased to welcome Barry Perkins as our new lecturer in trumpet, and Eric Lindsay as a new lecturer in theory, composition and music and media. You can learn more about Professors Perkins and Lindsay at their faculty pages:

Barry Perkins
Eric Lindsay  


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Kelly Moran’s Trippy, Beautiful Piano Music

Kelly Moran’s Trippy, Beautiful Piano Music
New York artist’s avant-garde compositions break through to unique transcendence
By Christopher R. Weingarten

“I kind of just accepted that no one would really care about my work because I was such a weirdo,” says New York’s Kelly Moran, an avant-garde composer and pianist who drones, plucks and buzzes on the lines between modern classical, ambient, electroacoustic and jazz. “I had so many rejections [from record labels], and so many that were based around the fact that what I was doing was too niche. Part of me was like, ‘No one’s ever going to hear this, but I need to do it for myself anyway, because if I don’t I’m just going to feel like I’m dead.'”


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