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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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Darryl Taylor Makes History in LA Opera

Professor Darryl Taylor along with John Holiday and G. Thomas Allen make up The Three Countertenors. These gifted African-American countertenors are making their LA Opera debuts in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Never before have three African-American countertenors been in one production together on an opera stage.
For more information:
http://www.laopera.org/news/blog/Dates/2014/10/Countertenors-Make-History-in-Dido--Aeneas/


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UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House

IRVINE, Calif. (October 20, 2014) -- The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine invites you to attend its fourth annual arts Open House on Thursday, November 6 from 5:30 – 8:00pm. As UCI and our School embark on this 50th anniversary year, the evening’s festivities will highlight our expansive legacy of learning and creativity. Admission to the event is free, so bring the whole family to enjoy an array of entertainment, many complementary food options, and live jazz on the arts plaza.
Our annual Open House offers a chance for audiences to go “behind the scenes” at CTSA, as we invite the public into a variety of our creative spaces. This fall in the University Art Galleries we feature a solo exhibition of paintings by Ed Moses, one of the School’s founding faculty members in Studio Art. The Beall Center for Art + Technology will also be open, offering an interactive show featuring the works of game designer Eddo Stern.
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David Brodbeck Presented at 18th Biennial International Conference in Canada

Professor and Rawlins Chair of Music David Brodbeck presented a paper entitled “Eduard Hanslick and the German Liberal Quid Pro Quo” at 18th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, held at the University of Toronto.

For more information on Professor David Brodbeck click on the link below:

http://music.arts.uci.edu/content/david-brodbeck


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Amy Bauer Speaks at International Music Conference and Conducts Research on György Ligeti

Associate Professor of Music Theory, Amy Bauer, gave the lecture “Ideology, Compositional Process, Optics and Form in Georg Friedrich Haas’ In Vain” at the VIII European Music Analysis Conference in Leuven, Belgium in September and the Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting in Milwaukee in November.
Amy Bauer received a three-month stipend from the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel, Switzerland to conduct research on the music of György Ligeti in Fall 2015.
 
For more information on the VII European Music Analysis Conference:
http://www.euromac2014.eu/
For more information on the Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting:
https://societymusictheory.org/events/meeting2014/main
For more information on the Paul Sacher Foundation:

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