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Dr. Ruth Hellier-TinocoAssociate Professor Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco is featured in the Fall 2017 issue of the UCSB Diversity Forum Newsletter, distributed by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Academic Policy, Maria Herrera-Sobek. "Dr. Hellier-Tinoco is a scholar-creative artist and Associate Professor who focuses on Performing Arts (music, theater, dance), Performance Studies, and Cultural Histories. Based in the Music Department, with affiliations in Theater & Dance, Latin American & Iberian Studies, and Feminist Studies, her research and teaching explore questions of power structures, collective (post)memory, and performance-making. Since migrating to the USA in Fall 2011, Dr. Hellier-Tinoco has been particularly passionate about developing supportive pedagogical environments for undergraduates, facilitating interactive, experimental, and multidisciplinary learning, with an emphasis on embodied performance praxis." Read more...

Marc Evans with two friends of Professor Clarence Barlow: Carlos Guedes and Marko Ciciliani.
UCSB graduate Composition student Marc Evans recently traveled to Kwangju, South Korea for the Seoul International Computer Music Festival (SICMF) where he performed his piece for piano and electronics, "Barlicity". "Barlicity" (2017) is a modular work based on the ideas of UCSB Professor of Composition, Clarence Barlow. It is algorithmic in conception, but with some significant intuitive departures, and electronics from a modular synth. Read more...

Max Katz

Alumnus Max Katz '10, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at The College of William & Mary in Virginia, released his first book this year, entitled Lineage of Loss: Counternarratives of North Indian Music (Wesleyan University Press, 2017). The book draws on a decade of ethnographic and archival research and eight years of musical apprenticeship under the chief musician of a legendary lineage to propound a critical re-reading of modern North Indian music history. Read more...
 

Melissa Demarjian

UCSB alumna Melissa Demarjian (clarinet) recently won the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) California State Competition, with current UCSB student Jenna Ku (flute) earning Honorable Mention. Both students competed in the Brass, String and Woodwind category. Melissa will travel to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in January to compete at the division level for the opportunity to advance to the national competition in March. Read more...

 
UCSB graduate students (unless otherwise noted) from left to right: Stephanie Choi, Jason Busniewski, Katherine Meizel (PhD 2007), Scott Marcus (UCSB Professor), Kate Morris, Eugenia Conte, Liza Munk, Randy Drake, Max Jack, Sunaina Kale.
Graduate students, alumni, and professors from UCSB's Ethnomusicology Program recently attended the Society for Ethnomusicology's annual conference in Denver, Colorado. Presenters included graduate students Jason Busniewski, Eugenia Siegel Conte, Liza Munk, Alex Blue, Jared Holton, Max Jack, and Sunaina Keonaona Kale; alumni Lillie Gordon (Ph.D.), Denise Gill (Ph.D.), David Trasoff (Ph.D.), Robin Moore (M.A. 1990), and David Garcia (B.A.); as well as UCSB professors David Novak and Ruth Hellier-Tinoco. Alumna Katherine Meizel and current graduate student Eugenia Siegel Conte offered an inside look into their experiences at SEM this year. Read more...
Soprano Julies Davies performs with the Q.Roo Symphony in Cancun, Mexico.This Sunday, November 5th, graduate student Julie Davies (soprano) will return to her alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, where she will give a masterclass with graduate voice students in Pitman Hall on the OU School of Music campus. On Monday, November 6th, she will perform in a ticketed concert of Strauss’ “Four Last Songs” with the OU Symphony Orchestra in Sharp Hall at the School of Music, and on November 9th, she will sing a selection of songs by Paul Hermann (concentration camp victim), as part of a lecture recital with the Judaic Studies Department at OU. An in-demand artist, Ms. Davies recently performed popular arias and duets by Verdi, Puccini, and Bizet with Maestro José Maria Moreno Valiente and the Q.Roo Symphony in Cancún, Mexico. Ms. Davies was joined on stage by mezzo-soprano Maria Luisa Corbacho, tenor Joel Montero, and baritone James Cleverton. Read more...

Tyler Reece

UCSB graduate student Tyler Reece (baritone) recently won the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) competition for the 5-state region of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Hawaii. There were approximately fifteen contestants and the other three finalists were from the University of Southern California, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Fresno State University. The rigorous requirements for the competition included the equivalent of a recital program in four to five languages, as well as an opera aria and an oratorio aria. In January 2018, Tyler will represent the region as one of only fourteen national semi-finalists that will compete at the NATS convention in New York City. Read more...
 
UCSB faculty member Benjamin Brecher will sing the role of Gulliot in Opera Santa Barbara’s season-opening production of Jules Massenet’s Manon on Friday, November 3rd at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 5th at 2:30 p.m. at the Granada Theatre. Professor Steven Gross will serve as Principal Horn and Lecturer Gabrielle Castriotta will play 2nd Oboe/English Horn. UCSB graduate student Molly Clementz will sing the role of Rosette, Byron Mayes will play the role of the Guardsman (Mayes is a current OSB Studio Artist), and Naomi Merer and Zachary Mendez will perform supporting roles. Undergraduate voice students Terra Giddens and Alexa Lopez and graduate student Carol Tsai will sing in the chorus. Read more...