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  • Alice Chung
Korean-American mezzo-soprano and UCSB alumna Alice Chung ‘14 recently took 2nd place in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for the Midwest Region, where she competed against eleven other professional singers from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. This past January, Ms. Chung was also named the winner of the Kansas City District for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Read more...
  • Katherine Meizel
UCSB Music alumna Katherine Meizel PhD '07/DMA '04 recently authored an article for NPR Music’s “The Record” entitled “Music And Protest, Hand In Hand: Songs Of The Student Walkouts”, which surveys the musical performances of the March 14th student walkouts in the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Dr. Meizel, an associate professor of ethnomusicology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, breaks the performances down into five thematic categories: songs that drove the African American Civil Rights movement, songs that reference the struggle for civil rights, songs about peace, anthems, and original songs created by students. Read more...
  • Kelly Newberry

Graduate student and Peruvian-American mezzo-soprano, Kelly Newberry, has been selected as one of only 25 students to attend the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center this summer as a Vocal Arts Fellow. Located in Lenox, Massachusetts, the Tanglewood Music Center is an annual summer program offering emerging professional musicians the opportunity to participate in performances, master classes, and workshops alongside some of the world’s finest musicians and educators. The Center operates as a part of the Tanglewood Music Festival, an outdoor concert series and the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Serge Koussevitzky, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's music director from 1924 to 1949, founded the TMC with the intention of creating a premier music academy where, with the resources of a great symphony orchestra at their disposal, young musicians would sharpen their skills under the tutelage of Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians and specially invited artists. Read more...