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.

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.

LA SED DE LOS COMETAS

Antonio Juan-Marcos (PhD, 2018) will premier his opera “la Sed de los Cometas” based on the figure of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz at the Festival Cultura UNAM in Mexico City.

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.

EVERYTHING RISES

The New York Times wrote a rave review of composition professor Ken Ueno’s music theater piece, Everything Rises, featuring Davóne Tines and Jennifer Koh which opened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) this week.

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.

TRAIETTORIE MUSIC PRIZE

 Composition Professor Carmine Emanuele Cella has won the 2022 Traiettorie Music Prize which is awarded for his research in the field of Artificial Intelligence applied to musical creation, augmented reality, the definition of mathematical models for the representation of sound through deep learning techniques and machine learning methods for computer-assisted orchestration.

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.

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