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Dr. Nicole Lamartine

Dr. Nicole Lamartine, UC Santa Barbara’s newly appointed Sorensen Director of Choral Music, has been awarded a Collaborations in the Virtual Classroom grant from UC Santa Barbara’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) for Fall 2020. With all performance classes having shifted to remote instruction for the fall quarter, Dr. Lamartine plans to use this new virtual medium to expose her students to choral music and cultures from around the world. The Fall curriculum for the UCSB Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus will include a series of lectures and performance demonstrations led by guest speakers from all over the world, which Dr. Lamartine’s IHC grant award will help make possible. Read more...
 
  • João Pedro Oliveira
UC Santa Barbara Corwin Chair of Composition João Pedro Oliveira was awarded Grand Prize in the Double Bass and Electronic Media category for the 2020 International Society of Bassists David Walter Composition Competition for his piece, Bass on Fire. The work, written in 2020, is for double bass, electronics, and video projection, which is captured directly on the body of the double bass. Read more...
 
  • Vincent E. Rone
UC Santa Barbara musicology alumnus Vincent E. Rone ‘14 recently joined the faculty of Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, where he teaches courses in music history and music theory. In the Spring of 2020, Vincent and his colleague Anthony Cirilla co-edited the anthology Mythopoeic Narrative in The Legend of Zelda, published by Routledge. Vincent also contributed a chapter in which he discusses the significance of nostalgia within the music of the game franchise. Read more...
 
 
  • Leslie Cain
UC Santa Barbara alumna Dr. Leslie Cain was recently appointed to a faculty position in the Classical Instrumental division of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), where she will serve as an Artist-Teacher of music theory, musicianship, chamber music, and accompanying. NOCCA is Louisiana's only dedicated arts conservatory, offering pre-professional training to the state's most promising high school students. The conservatory offers its programs tuition-free to accepted students and provides a rigorous academic education in addition to its intensive arts curriculum. Read more...
 
  • João Pedro Oliveira
UC Santa Barbara Corwin Chair of Composition João Pedro Oliveira recently received First Prize in the 13th International Foundation Destellos Competition of Electroacoustic Composition with his piece, La Mer Émeraude. Graduate Composition student Rodney DuPlessis was also awarded Honorable Mention for his piece, De Rerum Natura. Read more...
 
  • Byron Mayes (photo by Zach Mendez)
UC Santa Barbara doctoral candidate Byron Mayes was recently named a winner in the Vocal Category of the Music Academy of the West’s Digital Challenge, which took place as part of the 2020 Music Academy Remote Learning Institute. For the challenge, Music Academy fellows were tasked with creating a short video that showcased artistic excellence and creativity, and also demonstrated technical proficiency in sound and video recording. Each fellow was equipped with a technology package and training provided by the Music Academy Remote Learning Institute. Read more...
 
  • Stefanie Tcharos
The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music announces the release of the third episode in its new podcast series, Through My Ears. The episode stars Stefanie Tcharos, Associate Professor of Musicology, and is hosted by Timothy Bausch, a PhD candidate in theory. They discuss her teaching philosophy, how music plays a role in what precedes historical transformations, and her taste in modern music, including how she's been “totally obsessed with Lizzo." Read more...
 
 
  • HOCKET
UC Santa Barbara Assistant Teaching Professor of Music Composition Sarah Gibson recently announced a new project, #What2020SoundsLike, with her Los Angeles-based new music piano duo, HOCKET. Gibson and her duo partner, fellow pianist and composer Thomas Kotcheff, have commissioned 50 composers to write miniatures for piano duo as a response to the challenges of 2020. Read more...
 
  • Joao Pedro Oliveira
UC Santa Barbara Corwin Chair of Composition João Pedro Oliveira recently received First Prize in the Citta di Udine Competition in the Electroacoustic Music category with his piece, La Mer Émeraude. Oliveira was also named a finalist in the Audiovisual category with his piece, Things I Have Seen in My Dreams. Read more...
 
  • Eugenia Siegel Conte
UC Santa Barbara Ethnomusicology PhD Candidate Eugenia Siegel Conte will participate in a TalkBack with The Choral Commons on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 1 pm PT. The talk will primarily feature Emily Howe and Bobby Iacoviello, special guests from the latest Choral Commons podcast episode, “Empowering Song, Incarceration, and the Choir,” and Conte will discuss the creative process associated with a creative choral response that is offered in tandem with the podcast episode. Read more...