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Music Adds Three to Faculty

The UC Berkeley Department of Music is pleased to welcome Carmine Emanuele Cella, Wei Cheng, and Matthew Sadowski. Cella joins the faculty as an Assistant  Professor of Music Technology, Cheng will serve as Assistant Teaching Professor directing the University and Chamber Choruses, and Sadowski will direct the University Wind Ensemble as well as the Cal … Continue Reading »

Mathew and Shapreau win NEH grants

Associate Professor Nicholas Mathew and lecturer, senior fellow and musical instrument collection curator Carla Shapreau have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants for research and preservation of the Department of Music’s rare and historical instrument collection. Mathew’s grant of $6,000 will go to the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment, storage furniture, and supplies … Continue Reading »

2018 Bloch Lecturer: Martin Matalon

Prize-winning Argentine composer and musician Martin Matalon will visit UC Berkeley in late April and early May for a pair of lectures, rehearsals with the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, and a production of Foxtrot Delirium featuring “The Oyster Princess” by Ernst Lubitsch with UC Berkeley’s adventurous ECO Ensemble. Born in Buenos Aires in 1958, Matalon … Continue Reading »

UC Berkeley Music to Honor MLK Jr. on 50th Anniversary of Death

The UC Berkeley Department of Music will honor the 50-year mark of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4, 2018 with performances by student carillonist Leslie Chan and the University Gospel Chorus directed by D. Mark Wilson. Just after 12PM Pacific time the event will start with the tolling of 5.25-ton Great Bear Bell … Continue Reading »

Olly Wilson, 1937-2018

Olly Wilson, an esteemed music professor and composer passed away peacefully on March 12, 2018 in Berkeley, CA. Wilson was a prominent member of the UC Berkeley Music Department faculty from 1970 to 2002. He was a renowned composer and an indefatigable advocate for diversity in the Arts. “Olly was very important for the department, … Continue Reading »