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UCI Faculty Member Jason Harnell Released Solo Album “Total Harnage”

On Sunday, May 12th,there was a release party at The Baked Potato --- a jazz club housing talented, upcoming musical artists since 1970 (thebakedpotato.com) --- for UCI Music Department Faculty Member Jason Harnell who debuted his first solo album entitled “TOTAL HARNAGE.”  Harnell is a world-renowned drummer, educator, and jazz music influencer and has been for the past twenty-five years. His album,  “TOTAL HARNAGE,”is available on vinyl and USB/flash drive and can be found on his website. Please help Harnell celebrate this great accomplishment!

“The Jason Harnell Solo Drum Experience is a mind-blowing, multimedia exploration through sight, sound, and rhythm. Jason's solo drum concerts are consistently sold out, one of a kind events that tantalize the senses and explore the outer reaches of the musical cosmos. It’s completely unique and personal, as well as interactive, inclusive and fun!”


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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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UCI Jazz Orchestra

If you have the chance to attend a concert at UCI’s Winifred Smith Hall, I highly recommend doing so! There are 205 seats, banked steeply in three tiers that crowd the stage so that the audience feels as if the entire orchestra is right there at our...


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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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UCI’s Kei Akagi is inspired by both classic jazz musicians and emerging songwriters

“First, the faculty here has always been a fantastically fertile ground for the creation of new ideas to experiment with,” said Akagi. “And secondly, there are my students, who are constantly bringing fresh ideas for me to experience..."


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Spring Theater Preview

"Finally, we couldn’t give a rundown of Orange County’s theatrical presentations in the Spring without mentioning UCI Claire Trevor’s School of the Arts..."


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Irvine’s Amazing Academic Arts Venues

Over the past several years, my wife and I have seen some amazing talent through the many performances we’ve attended at Irvine’s college arts venues. These programs have become a source of tremendous enjoyment for us...


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UCI’s Experimental Media & Performance Lab

I suspect that most readers have never attended a performance (or have even heard of) UCI’s Experimental Media & Performance Lab. It’s one of seven separate performing arts theatres on campus and it’s by far the most unusual...


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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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