Please note that all student recital dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Please check our website several days prior to the event to confirm the date, time, and location.
All virtual recitals will be streamed via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel as YouTube Premieres at their respective date and time (see below).
Summer 2021 (all virtual events)
Friday, July 9, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate vocalist Valdis Jansons (baritone) will present a virtual Doctor of Musical Arts recital with pianist Erik Lawrence as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music's YouTube channel. The program will include Gustav Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Song of a Wayfarer); Jānis Mediņš' In Signo Domini; Kurt Weill's Speak Low, September Song, and Here I'll Stay; and Francesco Paolo Tosti's Aprile, Chanson de l'Adieu, and L'Alba separa dalla luce l'ombra. Jansons is a student of Associate Professor Dr. Isabel Bayrakdarian.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate student Steven Thomson (Choral Conducting) will present a virtual Master of Music recital as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music's YouTube channel. The program will include performances by Dr. Naomi Merer (soprano), Marta Hovhannisyan (soprano and alto), Lauren Vanderlinden (alto), Soohyun Ryu (alto), Kartik Sundaram (tenor), and Benjamin Hanson (tenor). Thomson will conduct the program, which features two pieces for choir—K'eler Ts'oler by Komitas Vardapet and Khorumi by Mamia Khatelishvili. Thomson is a student of Dr. Nicole Lamartine, UC Santa Barbara Sorensen Director of Choral Music.
Monday, August 2, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
David Torres, a graduate student in the Choral Conducting Program, will present a Doctor of Musical Arts recital, titled "Coming Home," with members of Vocal Affinity as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music's YouTube channel. The program will include Mack Wilburg's Bound for the Promised Land; Don MacDonald's When the Earth Stands Still; William Billings' David’s Lamentation; Robert Manookin's O Lord, I Have Trusted in Thee; and more. Torres is a student of UC Santa Barbara Sorensen Director of Choral Music Dr. Nicole Lamartine.
Friday, September 10, 2021 | 6 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Graduate pianist Ariella Mak-Neiman will present a virtual Doctor of Musical Arts recital as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. The program will include Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata in d minor, BWV 964; Joseph Haydn's Sonata in A Major, Hob. XVI:30; Frédéric Chopin's Polonaise in f-sharp minor, Op. 44; and Sergei Prokofiev's Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 84. Mak-Neiman is a student of Professor Paul Berkowitz.