NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLAGUE DIARY

Recently the San Francisco Chronicle profiled lecturer Ben Goldberg’s new project “Plague Diary,” a musical account of the COVID-19 pandemic

HIVE CHOIR

Composition Graduate Student Didem Coskunseven recently collaborated with Belfast’s HIVE Choir on their song “Murmuration,” adding electronics and visuals

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

Kirsten Paige (Ph.D. ’18) participated in an online panel and contributed an essay to the program guide for the Michigan Opera Theater premiere of “Götterdämmerung.”

FROMM FOUNDATION

Composition Professor, Ken Ueno, has been awarded a prestigious commission from Harvard’s Fromm Music Foundation

BROWN FELLOWSHIP

Musicology graduate student Parkorn Wangpaiboonkit has been awarded the prestigious Howard Mayer Brown dissertation fellowship by the American Musicological Society for his project “Sounding Civilization: Race and Sovereignty in the Imperial Opera of Siam, 1870-1910.”

AMS 2020

Graduate Students Ryan Gourley and Amalya Lehmann, as well as Professor Nicholas Mathew, are presenting at this year’s virtual AMS in addition to the many former Berkeleyans featured on the program.

SONEVYTSKY WINS LOCKWOOD

Music faculty member Maria Sonevytsky’s book “Wild Music: Sound and Sovereignty in Ukraine” has been awarded the prestigious Lewis Lockwood Award from the American Musicological Society.

150 YEARS OF WOMEN AT BERKELEY

Helen Farnsworth, the first-ever employee in the Music Department, has been honored as part of 150 Years of Women at Berkeley Celebration.

2020 HELLMAN FELLOW

Assistant Professor Maria Sonevytsky has been awarded a Hellman Fellows Fund to develop work on Soviet children’s music

 

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