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Sunaina Kale

Ethnomusicology graduate student Sunaina Kale has been invited to contribute to the forthcoming edited volume, Keywords for an Indigenized Sound Studies. Sunaina participated in a seminar for this project at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 12-13, 2018. She will also take part in a symposium entitled "Listenings" at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario from March 21st to 24th, 2019, which is being put on by members of the Keywords project. We asked Sunaina to tell us about how she became involved in these projects and their importance to the fields of sound and indigenous studies, as well as what drew her to study ethnomusicology at UCSB. Read more...
 
 
  • Eugenia Siegel Conte
In the Department of Music's latest Student Spotlight, Ethnomusicology Ph.D. student Eugenia Siegel Conte gives us a glimpse into her work with UCSB’s English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA) as their Singing Team Manager. EBBA is a project within the UCSB English Department, in the Early Modern Center, that makes broadside ballads of the 17th-century fully accessible as texts, art, music, and cultural records. Read more...
  • Kara Covey
Soprano Kara Covey ‘14 recently won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for the Puerto Rico District. Kara will advance to the Gulf Coast Region Finals on Sunday, January 27th in New Orleans, LA, where she will compete for the opportunity to participate in the National Council Auditions Finals in New York in March. The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, which take place in 41 districts and 12 regions throughout the US and Canada, are some of the most prestigious competitions in the world of Classical voice and have helped to launch the careers of numerous opera stars such as Renée Fleming, Kathleen Battle, Thomas Hampson, and the UCSB Department of Music’s very own Associate Professor of Voice, Isabel Bayrakdarian. Read more...
 
  • Isabel Bayrakdarian
UCSB Associate Professor Isabel Bayrakdarian has been named the recipient of the Fall 2018 Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Collaborative Arts Teaching Program Award. The award is focused on community-engaged visual and performing art projects housed within UCSB courses, in this case, Dr. Bayrakdarian’s Opera Outreach course (MUS A139/A239), which is offered annually within the Department of Music. Dr. Bayrakdarian has been awarded funding to produce Evan Mack’s 2016 children’s opera, Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena, based on the Mexican folk tale of the same name that tells the story of how the poinsettia became a meaningful symbol of the holiday season. Read more...
  • Lansing McLoskey (photo by Raniero Tazzi)
A recording of UCSB Composition alumnus Lansing McLoskey’s oratorio, Zealot Canticles: An oratorio for tolerance, has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance. Based on works by Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, the 80-minute oratorio for choir, soloists, clarinet, and string quartet was a Barlow Commission for The Crossing, a professional chamber choir dedicated to new music and conducted by Donald Nally. The CD was released this fall on Innova Records. Read more...
  • UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble
Under the masterful direction of Dr. Alexandro Hernández, the UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble performed as part of the UCSB World Music Series on Wednesday, December 5th at the Department of Music. The ensemble is comprised of undergraduates, graduates, and community members. Following the earlier successes of Professor Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, the UCSB Son Jarocho Ensemble was formalized in Winter 2017 by UCSB Music Department Chair Scott Marcus. Read more...
 
  • Anthony Sinicrope
Undergraduate hornist Anthony Sinicrope was one of two Americans selected to attend the prestigious Hornclass 2018 summer seminar in Prague, Czech Republic, where he studied with Tadeusz Tomaszewski of Poland, and Jiří Havlík and Jindřich Petráš of the Czech Republic. Read more...
  • Lee Rothfarb
Professor Lee Rothfarb recently published his fourth book, Eduard Hanslick's On the Musically Beautiful: A New Translation, with Christoph Landerer via Oxford University Press. This new version provides the most accurate translation to date of one of the most highly-regarded treatises on music aesthetics ever published, with supplementary texts and guides to facilitate study. Read more...
  • Professor Emeritus Carl Zytowski and friends
It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that Professor Emeritus Carl Zytowski passed away on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, at the age of 97. Professor Zytowski was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force from 1942-1945. Read more...