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Olly Wilson Memorial

Olly Wilson Symposium/Memorial February 16, 2019Hertz Hall 12:30-1 Gather and Greet  1:00-1:15 Call to Order and Welcome with Professors Cindy Cox, and Edmund Campion Department of Music, UC Berkeley 1:15 Candace Johnson, soprano – Department of Music, UC BerkeleyMichael S. Orland, Piano – Department of Music, UC Berkeleysong title: There is a Need 1:30 Robert Greenberg – Historian, Composer, Pianist, … Continue Reading »

Music to welcome Etienne Charles

The UC Berkeley Department of Music is pleased to announce critically-acclaimed artist, composer, and scholar Etienne Charles who will kick off the Department’s 2019 colloquium series on February 1st. Charles is a world-renown recording artist, composer, arranger, and assistant professor of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University. His talk is titled “Untold Stories: Deepening context … Continue Reading »

Melissa J. Scott, graduate student in ethnomusicology, received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship to conduct PhD dissertation fieldwork in Jordan

Melissa J. Scott, graduate student in ethnomusicology, received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship to conduct PhD dissertation fieldwork in Jordan, to begin June 2019. Her project, titled “Sounding Place: Arab Music and Humanitarian Sentiment in Jordan,” examines how musicians and music institutions intersect with humanitarian initiatives and rhetoric in order to better … Continue Reading »

Q&A: Alumna Joyce Kwon ‘09 releases debut album

Music alumna Joyce Kwon is a recipient of the Hertz Traveling Fellowship, which is awarded to individuals who have manifested unusual talent in music and who show a bona fide intention to devote their lives to music. She received funding to study the Korean zither in Seoul for the academic year 2015-16. While in Korea, … Continue Reading »

Anthony Newcomb, noted musicologist, dies at 77

UC Berkeley dean and professor emeritus Anthony Newcomb passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 18th in Berkeley. A widely-respected music scholar, Newcomb’s research focused on vocal music of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras, and later the ontological connections between Wagner and 18th and 19th-century instrumental works. Newcomb was born New York … Continue Reading »

Three Melford Releases Slated for November

UC Berkeley Music Professor and world-renowned jazz pianist Myra Melford will mark the release of two albums and career retrospective Blu-ray disc in November on Firehouse 12 Records. Melford – whom the New Yorker called “a stalwart of the new-jazz movement” – will support the releases with a world tour that boasts stops across the … Continue Reading »

Graduate Student Notes from the Field: Christina Azahar on Understanding Feminist Music and Organizing in Santiago, Chile

Since January 2018, I have been in Santiago, Chile on a Fulbright US Student Fellowship conducting ethnographic research for my dissertation, titled “Noisy Women, Imagined Spaces: Mobility and the Emplacement of Feminist Politics in música popular chilena.” A bit about this title. What first interested me in studying feminist activism in Chilean popular music wasn’t … Continue Reading »