NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.
WOMEN FACULTY, 1915-1975
As part of the 150-year celebration of women at UC Berkeley, Professor Mary Ann Smart has compiled a history of influential women faculty members at Berkeley Music dating back to 1915
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.
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.
Berkeley musicology graduate students Kim Sauberlich and Parkorn Wangpaiboonkit have both been awarded the competitive and prestigious AMS 50 Fellowship from the American Musicological Society.
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.
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.