BLOCH LECTURE

The Music Department is honored to announce that Toshio Hosokawa will be in residency for two weeks (Jan. 17-30), serving as the Bloch Lecturer. He will present a lecture on his works on Jan. 27 (3-4:30) in 125 Morrison Hall. During his residency, the Center for Japan Studies will also bestow upon him the Berkeley Japan Prize.

HIRAYAMA SCHOLARSHIP

Composition graduate student Sarah Grace Graves was awarded the Michiko Hirayama Scholarship to perform the music of Giacinto Scelsi at Fondazione Isabella Scelsi in Rome in July 2023.

ANGEL ISLAND PROJECT

UC Berkeley’s Angel Island arts project explores immigration, architectures of incarceration through various mediums. In December, the Berkeley Chamber Chorus, conducted by Wei Cheng and the Del Sol Quartet, will perform “Angel Island — Oratorio for Voices and Strings” at Hertz Hall.

SCOTT WINS SEEGER PRIZE

Melissa J. Scott, Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology, received the 2022 Charles Seeger Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology for her paper “The Call to Prayer and the Sonic Materiality of Displacement in Amman, Jordan.” The Seeger award recognizes the most distinguished student paper at the SEM Annual Meeting from the previous year.

BERKELEY VOICES PODCAST

Music Ethnomusicology graduate student Everardo Reyes and Music alum John-Carlos Perea (M.A. 2005; Ph.D. 2009) joined the Berkeley Voices podcast to discuss the 1969 American Indian occupation of Alcatraz.

HUMANITIES MAJORS BOOMING AT BERKELEY

First-years declaring majors in the Division of Arts and Humanities are up 43.2% over 5 years and 121% over last year.

DZWONCZYK PIECE AT ISMIR

Graduate composition student Luke Dzwonczyk’s piece The Oratory of Saint Philip Neri was presented at the 23rd International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2022) as part of the music program.

NAKAMURA TO PRESENT ON CONTEMPORARY ASIAN THEATRE

Composition Graduate Student Aine Nakamura will participate in a panel and hold a workshop at The University of Göttingen, Germany, at The 1st International Symposium on Contemporary Asian Theatre.

MELFORD BUILDS ANEW WITH AN ALL-STAR, ALL-WOMAN QUINTET

Professor Myra Melford’s Fire and Water Quintet was recently featured in the New York Times.

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