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Joao Pedro Oliveira

The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music has appointed Dr. João Pedro Oliveira as Corwin Chair of Composition beginning January 2020. A native of Portugal, Oliveira brings a varied and dynamic background in composition, music theory, organ performance, and architecture, with a 30-year teaching career that includes positions at Aveiro University and the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In his new role at UC Santa Barbara, Oliveira will serve as the Head of the Composition Program and will teach courses in composition, electroacoustic music, visual music, and contemporary techniques. Read more...
 
 
  • Sunaina Kale
UCSB ethnomusicology Ph.D. candidate Sunaina Kale received the Robert Walser and Susan McClary Fellowship from the Society of American Music for 2019. Intended to diversify the field of scholars working on American music, the Walserp-McClary Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding Ph.D. candidate at a U.S. or Canadian university who is a member of a historically underrepresented group in the field. Read more...
  • Rodney DuPlessis
Rodney DuPlessis, a PhD candidate in Composition in the Department of Music, has been named a 2020 ASCAP/SEAMUS finalist for his piece Dimensionless for stereo fixed media. As a finalist, DuPlessis will attend the 2020 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference, which will be held March 12-14, 2020 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read more...