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Events

  • Jazz Ensemble (guitar)

The UCSB Jazz Ensemble presents music for large and small ensembles in the funk, rock, and fusion styles. Included on the program are Chris Walden’s “This Is Not For You,” Maceo Parker’s (of James Brown Fame) “Uptown Up,” and Gordon Goodwin’s curiously titled “Hot Monkey Love.” Join us for a great night of modern music! Photo by Matt Perko.

  1. June 1, 2016 - 7:30pm
  • Wind Ensemble

The UCSB Wind Ensemble with Paul Bambach, Director, will present its Annual Spring Concert, entitled "Salute," on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The University Wind Ensemble will perform Eric Whitacre’s Ghost Train, Roger Cichy’s Divertimento for Winds and Percussion, and Frank Ticheli’s San Antonio Dances. The concert will also feature graduate assistant, Steven Cohen, conducting Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Toccata Marziale. Rounding out the pre-Memorial Day concert will be Emblems by Aaron Copland, Sanctuary by Frank Ticheli, and American Salute by Morton Gould. Please join us for an evening of exciting wind ensemble music!

  1. May 26, 2016 - 7:30pm
  • French Horn

Students from the horn studio of Dr. Steven Gross will present a spring studio recital on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 12-1 p.m. in Music Room 1145. Admission is free.

  1. May 27, 2016 -
    12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Angel (photo by Black Ghost)

Directed by Michel Marc Gervais and Pascal Salomon, the UCSB Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus will present a joint concert at the beautiful Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101).

  1. May 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
  • Young Artists Piano Quartet

The UCSB Young Artists Piano Quartet presents a short and casual concert of Mahler's unfinished Piano Quartet in A minor and Mozart's Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493. Featuring Youjin Jung on violin, Jordan Warmath on viola, Larissa Fedoryka on cello, and Leslie Cain on piano. Tuesday, May 31, 2016. 7:30 p.m. Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free.

  1. May 31, 2016 - 7:30pm
  • Tabla

The UCSB Music of India Ensemble, directed by Scott Marcus, will present a concert of Indian classical music on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus.

  1. June 2, 2016 - 7:30pm
  • music score

UCSB undergraduate student Andrew Manos (CCS Music Composition) will present a senior recital on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 6 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free.

  1. June 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
  • Victor Bell

The UCSB Gospel Choir celebrates its 25th year with a reunion concert on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The choir, directed by Pastor Victor Bell, will perform alongside guest artists and former directors Dr. Diane L. White-Clayton and Pastor Jimmy Fisher. The program will highlight songs from the past 25 years, including original material by Dr. Diane White and Pastor Jimmy Fisher, with performers ranging from alumni to current students. An unprecedented event, the stage will be full of musicians and singers coming together once again to sing of God's goodness and reminisce over the many wonderful experiences shared in the UCSB Gospel Choir.

  1. June 3, 2016 - 7:30pm
  • Pascal Salomon

UCSB graduate student Pascal Salomon (piano), will present a DMA lecture recital on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus.

Pascal Salomon will open a discussion of music phenomenology with an introductory demonstration using a short, simple piece of Schumann’s in order to illustrate a phenomenological approach to music. He will present the main concepts of Edmund Husserl, the founder of phenomenology, and explain their application to music. He will continue with a phenomenological description of a section of Schumann's Fantasie op. 17. Based on the phenomenon of musical tension, he will zoom in for details and out for overviews, and will show how musical components bear perceptual features that touch and move us. He will show how we can build relationships between ever broader sections of music until a single graph summarizes a whole movement in a unified perception.

  1. June 5, 2016 - 3:00pm
  • Now Hear Ensemble

The Department of Music's Resident Ensemble, the Now Hear Ensemble, performs music by UCSB graduate composition students, written for the group. Works by Mason Hock, Brandon Rolle, Heena Yoon, Marc Evans, and David Gordon, with special guest Kyra Folk-Farber (soprano). Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 8 p.m. Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free.

  1. June 5, 2016 - 8:00pm

Announcements

  • BFE and SEM union over ice cream social

Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco and Dr. Tim Cooley gave talks at the New Currents in Ethnomusicology conference, British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) 2016 Annual Conference at the University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Arts, located in the historic dockyard, Chatham, on April 14-17, 2016.

  • Photo by David Bazemore.

Opera Santa Barbara's double bill production of Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica will feature Dr. Linda Di Fiore as well as eight UCSB singers, including Luvi Avendano, Sally Rose Bates, Adam Bradley, Molly Clementz (Mosher Studio Artist), Zachary Mendez, Naomi Merer, Juliet Powar, and Carol Tsai. Photo by David Bazemore.

  • Molly Clementz

Students from the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music took top prizes in the 2016 Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation competition at the Fess Parker Resort in Santa Barbara on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

  • Tim Cooley

Dr. Timothy Cooley, an alumnus of Northwestern University, took part in a workshop celebrating the recent opening of the new Ryan Center for the Musical Arts at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music on April 8, 2016. The event, entitled "Sounding Spaces: A Workshop on Music, Urban Space, Landscape, and Architecture," featured faculty from the Bienen School of Music and visiting scholars from UCLA, Princeton, and Tulane University. Each speaker discussed a particular aspect of sound and space, with topics cutting across centuries, geographies, and genres.

 

  • Timboctou, 2012. Photo by Steven A. Gunther. Courtesy of CalArts Center for New Performance.

In her chapter titled “Re: Moving Bodies in the USA/Mexico drug /border /terror /cold wars,” Dr. Hellier-Tinoco engages performative writing and analytical strategies to examine notions of corporeality in relation to multiple wars.

Timboctou, 2012. Photo by Steven A. Gunther. Courtesy of CalArts Center for New Performance.

  • Juliet Powar and Dr. Linda DiFiore. Photo by Matt Perko.

UCSB's alumni publication, Coastlines, recently featured an article outlining the audition process for the performing arts at UCSB. Click to read the full story, which highlights auditions at the Departments of Music, and Theater and Dance.

Photo by Matt Perko.

  • James Conlon with the five judges.

UCSB voice faculty member, Dr. Linda Di Fiore, recently served as a judge for the Ziering-Conlon Initiative 2015 Art Song Competition. The competition was created by the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at the Colburn School and James Conlon, Artistic Advisor. This Colburn Conservatory initiative was inspired by LA Opera’s groundbreaking "Recovered Voices" project at the LA Opera.

  • Jazz Combos

UCSB student Kevin Hakimi (bass), along with Cambria Metzinger (voice) of SBCC, were awarded the two top prizes at the 2016 SB Jazz Society Scholarship Competition.

  • UCSB Jazz (photo by Matt Perko)

"Thirty-two musicians and two vocalists were in rotation for this tribute to the great big band leader Count Basie. Basie once said the secret to swing was to “swing easy,” and director Jon Nathan led the ensembles with a Basie-esque light touch. Internal passion and power were not in short supply with these students — nor scope, for that matter. This program kept a brisk pace, knocking through nearly a dozen-and-a-half Basie favorites, including “April in Paris” as encore. Nathan has told me that the great pleasure of working with these students is their intelligence, well-rounded lives, and work-ethic. Music may not be their life focus — only a few are music majors — but they know how to throw themselves into a challenge. And they evidently love learning to swing."

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