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Derek Katz

UC Santa Barbara Associate Professor of Musicology Dr. Derek Katz will give a talk, titled “Mary Lou Williams: From The Lady Who Swung the Band to The Zodiac Suite,” for the Goleta Valley Library on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 2 pm PST. The pre-recorded talk will be streamed as a YouTube Premiere via the Friends of the Goleta Valley Library YouTube channel. Read more...
 
 
  • Noelle Barr (photo by Andrew Hernandez)
UC Santa Barbara undergraduate student Noelle Barr was named one of six winners of the Pacific Bridge Arts Foundation’s 2020 Musical Arts Scholarship. The Musical Arts Scholarship provides resources for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) students pursuing a degree in the musical arts to break into the music industry with mentorship, networking opportunities, and financial support. The other 2020 awardees include Amy Lui, Charles Kim, Jonathan Tsai, and Andrew Sumbat, and their fields of study range from audio engineering to performance. Read more...
 
 
  • Joel Feigin (photo by Gaby Goldberg)
UC Santa Barbara Professor Emeritus Joel Feigin’s opera, Outcast at the Gate, is now available to view online via the composer’s YouTube channel. The video, which premiered on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 7:45 pm EST, was a pre-recorded performance from a presentation by the Center for Contemporary Opera on June 14, 2019 at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre in New York, NY. Read more...
 
 
 
  • João Pedro Oliveira
Five of UC Santa Barbara Corwin Chair of Composition João Pedro Oliveira’s works have recently been recognized internationally in competitions such as the Chicago Composers' Consortium Composition Competition, Sound Silence Thought International Composition Competition, She Lives Budapest Prize International Composition Competition, "New Vision" Composition Competition, and the Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival. Read more...
 
  • Stephanie Choi
UC Santa Barbara Ethnomusicology alumna Dr. Stephanie Choi ‘20 was featured as a panelist for The New Yorker's "Expert Perspectives: K-pop In America" video, which was released on YouTube on December 8, 2020 and has received over 16,000 views to date. The New Yorker's "Expert Perspectives: K-pop In America" is a discussion among six experts from the fields of political science, philosophy, cultural studies, ethnomusicology, music production, and music journalism. The experts share their opinions on the political economy, music structure, masculinity, authenticity, and intimate labor of K-pop in the American market. Read more...
 
  • Rodney DuPlessis
UC Santa Barbara Doctoral Composition Candidate Rodney DuPlessis was selected as a finalist for the Musica Nova International Electroacoustic Competition for his work De Rerum Natura. The concert of finalists will be streamed live on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 10 am Pacific Standard Time (7 pm in Prague, Czech Republic) on the Musica Nova YouTube channel. Read more... 
  • Alvise Pascucci
UC Santa Barbara doctoral student Alvise Pascucci will give a virtual solo piano recital from the Teatro degli Industri of Grosseto, Italy as part of the Scriabin Concert Series on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 starting at 6 pm local time (9 am Pacific Time). The recital will be streamed live via Teatri di Grosseto’s YouTube channel and the video will also be available to view after its premiere. The program will include Ludwig van Beethoven’s Variations and Fugue in E-flat Major, Op. 35 and Robert Schumann’s Fantasy, Op. 17 in C Major. Read more...
  • Ertan Torgul
UC Santa Barbara Lecturer of Violin Ertan Torgul was featured as a Guest Teaching Artist for The REALLY Big Class, an online masterclass series, on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11 am PST. Torgul worked virtually with students from Austria, the UK, North Carolina, and Texas, playing music of Bach, Mendelssohn, and Lalo. Read more...
 
  • Dr. Sarah Gibson and Kelly Guerra
The Department of Music hosted a special edition of the Through My Ears podcast via Instagram Live on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 12-1 pm on the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music's Instagram account (@ucsbmusicdept). Mezzo-soprano Kelly Guerra, a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate studying with Associate Professor Dr. Isabel Bayrakdarian, hosted a Q&A session with Dr. Sarah Gibson, Assistant Teaching Professor of Music Composition in both the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music and the College of Creative Studies. Guerra and Gibson discussed Gibson’s #What2020SoundsLike project with her piano duo, HOCKET, and what it has been like performing and creating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...
 
  • Robert Koenig
Robert Koenig, UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Music Chair and Professor of Keyboard, will be featured on the Santa Barbara Symphony’s Beethoven @ 250 Concert on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7 pm. The event will be streamed live from the Music Academy of the West as part of the Santa Barbara Symphony’s 2020/2021 digital concert season. Read more...