19TH CENTURY MUSIC
Kirsten Paige (Ph.D. 2018) guest-edited and contributed an essay to a special issue of 19th-Century Music (“Music and the Invention of Environment”) that appeared in August 2021. Professor James Q. Davies also authored an essay for the volume.
SCHUMAKER TO UC SANTA CRUZ
In fall 2021, Matt Schumaker (Ph.D. 2015) joins the Arts Division of UC Santa Cruz as Assistant Professor in Music, continuing his artistic research and teaching in the areas of computer music and music technology.
4 of the 5 finalists for the 2021 University Medal have strong ties to Berkeley Music. 3 Music Majors and a UCBSO participant were amongst the finalists.
DEEP FAKE PROGRAM IN MORRISON HALL
Rafael Valle, who records quadraphonic artist Suzanne Ciani, completed his interdisciplinary Ph.D. dissertation with co-chairs, Professor Edmund Campion (Music), and Sanjit Seshia (EECS), and Professor Ken Ueno (Music).
Like flesh, a new chamber opera by composer Sivan Eldar (Ph.D. Music Composition, 2016) and librettist Cordelia Lynn wins the 2021 FEDORA Opera Prize. Like Flesh will premiere at Opéra de Lille in January 2021, and will tour to Opéra national de Montpellier, Opéra national de Lorraine (Musica Festival), and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in Antwerp.
2021 UNIVERSITY MEDALIST
Leyla Kabuli, a senior graduating in Music and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is the winner of the 2021 University Medal, UC Berkeley’s highest undergraduate honor.
CHOOSE YOUR IDENTITY PROVIDER
Composition graduate student Jeremy Wexler was awarded 2nd prize commission in the ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commissioning Competition for his acousmatic piece Choose your identity provider. The piece was also featured at this year’s National Student Electronic Music Event and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.
Professor Ken Ueno authored a chapter in the recently published book “Fractured Scenes: Underground Music-Making in Hong Kong and East Asia” from Palgrave Macmillan. Ueno’s chapter is titled “Ice Skating and Stinky Foods: Notes from the Hong Kong Underground, 2018–2019.”
PAIGE JOINS NC STATE FACULTY
Kirsten Paige Ph.D. ’18 will join the faculty at NC State as an Assistant Teaching Professor. After graduating from Cal, Paige served as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Music at Stanford.