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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 legends including John Williams, and never seen photographs from Hollywood musicians. This groundbreaking film uncovers many of the brilliant, never before acknowledged, horn soloists of the big screen. (75 minutes in length)
1M1: Hollywood Horns of the
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Alpert Award Composer, Lukas Ligeti, joins the Department of Music Faculty

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.


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Seth Houston Joins the Department of Music Faculty

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.


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Telematics in Colombia

Michael Dessen, Associate Professor of Music, performed in and co-produced several telematic concerts this year, exploring the potentials of live performance by musicians in different geographic locations via high-speed internet. In an April 24, 2015 concert, Dessen performed on trombone in Manizales, Colombia, along with two musicians located in San Diego, UCI alum Juan Rubio (MFA, ICIT, 2014) on drums and Kyle Motl on bass. The concert was part of the International Festival of the Image in Manizales, where Dessen also lectured on telematics and performed a solo concert.

For more information click on the link below:

http://www.festivaldelaimagen.com/es/


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Flutist Nicole Mitchell looks into the future with 'Mandorla Awakening'

Everyone in jazz knows that former Chicagoan Nicole Mitchell stands among the most creative, innovative and technically accomplished flutists working today...


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UC Irvine Symphony Orchestra’s Adoption of Santa Ana High School Orchestra Flourishes

UC IRVINE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S ADOPTION OF SANTA ANA HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA RESULTS IN NEW INSTRUMENTS AND CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
IRVINE, Calif., (April 8, 2015) – In year three of what is proving to be an invaluable collaboration, the UC Irvine (UCI) Symphony Orchestra’s adoption of the Santa Ana High School (SAHS) Symphony Orchestra expanded this year. SAHS students are learning from Maestro Stephen Tucker in master classes, rehearsing on campus at UCI and playing with the UCI Symphony Orchestra in a side-by-side concert. SAHS musicians are also, for the first time, being coached one-on-one by some of UCI’s outstanding graduate and undergraduate musicians.
“We added the coaching component,” explains Dr. Tucker, “because my students approached me and offered their help, ‘You don’t have to be the only one going to SAHS, Dr. Tucker, we’d love to help,’ they said.” In a high school orchestra where none of the students have
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CTSA Launches Registration for 2015 Summer Academies in the Arts

 

CTSA Launches Registration for 2015 Summer Academies in the Arts for High School and Middle School Students

IRVINE, Calif., (February 6, 2015) – The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine launched registration for its 2015 Summer Academies in the Arts today. The Academies are part of a movement by the school to provide meaningful opportunities for the community to engage with the arts on campus at UCI and to contribute to youth development. These college and career preparatory intensives for high school and middle school students, and exploratory arts and learning camps for elementary school students, enhance students’ 21st century skills, and support college and career goals, self-confidence and leadership.

Talented and motivated students get practical and technical instruction in small classes taught by experienced undergraduate and graduate instructors, professionals in the field and, in some cases
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Shabnam Kalbasi Wins Metropolitan Opera Audition in Las Vegas

UCI Alumna, Shabnam Kalbasi, is one of four winners of the Nevada District’s Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, who will compete in February at Denver University’s Gates Concert Hall for the chance to sing at the Metropolitan Opera Grand Finals Concert.
For more information:
http://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/arts-culture/metropolitan-opera-audition-winners-compete-denver
 


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