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Lansing McLoskey (photo by Raniero Tazzi)
 
A recording of UCSB Composition alumnus Lansing McLoskey’s oratorio, Zealot Canticles: An oratorio for tolerance, has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance. Based on works by Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, the 80-minute oratorio for choir, soloists, clarinet, and string quartet was a Barlow Commission for The Crossing, a professional chamber choir dedicated to new music and conducted by Donald Nally. The CD was released this fall on Innova Records. Read more...
  • Isabel Bayrakdarian
UCSB Associate Professor Isabel Bayrakdarian has been named the recipient of the Fall 2018 Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Collaborative Arts Teaching Program Award. The award is focused on community-engaged visual and performing art projects housed within UCSB courses, in this case, Dr. Bayrakdarian’s Opera Outreach course (MUS A139/A239), which is offered annually within the Department of Music. Dr. Bayrakdarian has been awarded funding to produce Evan Mack’s 2016 children’s opera, Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena, based on the Mexican folk tale of the same name that tells the story of how the poinsettia became a meaningful symbol of the holiday season. Read more...
  • UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble
Under the masterful direction of Dr. Alexandro Hernández, the UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble performed as part of the UCSB World Music Series on Wednesday, December 5th at the Department of Music. The UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble is comprised of undergraduates, graduates, and community members, and was founded by music faculty Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco. Read more...
 
  • Anthony Sinicrope
Undergraduate hornist Anthony Sinicrope was one of two Americans selected to attend the prestigious Hornclass 2018 summer seminar in Prague, Czech Republic, where he studied with Tadeusz Tomaszewski of Poland, and Jiří Havlík and Jindřich Petráš of the Czech Republic. Read more...
  • Lee Rothfarb
Professor Lee Rothfarb recently published his fourth book, Eduard Hanslick's On the Musically Beautiful: A New Translation, with Christoph Landerer via Oxford University Press. This new version provides the most accurate translation to date of one of the most highly-regarded treatises on music aesthetics ever published, with supplementary texts and guides to facilitate study. Read more...
  • Professor Emeritus Carl Zytowski and friends
It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that Professor Emeritus Carl Zytowski passed away on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, at the age of 97. Professor Zytowski was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force from 1942-1945. Read more...
  • Jonathan Morgan (photo by Gaby Goldberg)
UCSB Music alumnus/violist Jonathan Morgan (DMA 2014) will perform with the Los Angeles-based Isaura String Quartet at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 8:30 pm. The quartet will be joined by the KarmetiK Machine Orchestra for “Machines and Strings”, a multimedia-heavy interdisciplinary project featuring works by Amy Knoles, Chrysanthe Tan, Stephanie Smith, Sarah Belle Reid, April Gerloff, Jules Gimbrone, and Ulrich Krieger. Read more...
  • Federico Llach (photo by Gaby Goldberg)
UCSB alumnus Federico Llach ‘17 was recently appointed to the Music faculty at UC Merced. Dr. Llach serves as a lecturer in the Global Arts Program, a division of the Global Arts, Media and Writing Studies interdisciplinary unit. Within the program, Dr. Llach will teach three courses this year: Making Electronic Music, Songwriting, and Recording & Studio Techniques. This Spring, he will also direct the Inter-Arts Ensemble. Comprised of creatives spanning all disciplines, the group is organized around the mission of exploring fundamental questions of social music-making by whatever means necessary. Read more...
  • Keith Colclough
UCSB alumnus Keith Colclough ‘15 was recently appointed as Assistant Professor of Vocal Studies and Director of Opera at Pepperdine University. Dr. Colclough’s duties include stage direction, musical preparation, repertoire selection, and casting for the Flora Thornton Opera Program’s annual production. Read more...
 
  • Nick Norton (photo by Lindsey Best)
UCSB composition alumnus Nick Norton ‘18 has been appointed to the Music Department faculty at Cal Poly Pomona, where he began teaching courses in music technology and songwriting this August. Read more...