Kacey Link, DMA '13. Courtesy photo.
Kacey Link (DMA '13) is featured in the summer issue of the UCSB Alumni Association's Coastlines magazine for the recent publication of her new book, Tracing Tangueros: Argentine Tango Instrumental Music, the first English-language foundational study on tango.
"Tracing Tangueros: Kacey Link DMA '13 co-authors the first English-language foundational study on tango"
'Scholar and musician Kacey Link DMA '13 came to UC Santa Barbara to pursue a doctorate in collaborative piano with Robert Koenig. "I had previously taken some of his courses at the University of Kansas as an undergraduate," she said. After her second masters in musicology, she wanted to return to playing the piano and continuing her studies with Professor Koenig.
Latin American music threaded through her academic and artistic journeys during her undergraduate and graduate student years. "Playing with both singers and instrumentalists in a variety of contexts, my time at UCSB was very versatile," she said. "I performed in numerous student recitals, accompanied the opera, and even featured contemporary tango music on my lecture-recital. In addition, I was afforded the opportunity to take graduate seminars in Latin American history as well as speak at university conferences such as deSURL's 4Argentina conference."'