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Keith Colclough
 
UCSB alumnus Keith Colclough ‘15 was recently appointed as Assistant Professor of Vocal Studies and Director of Opera at Pepperdine University. Dr. Colclough’s duties include stage direction, musical preparation, repertoire selection, and casting for the Flora Thornton Opera Program’s annual production. Read more...
 
  • Federico Llach (photo by Gaby Goldberg)
UCSB alumnus Federico Llach ‘17 was recently appointed to the Music faculty at UC Merced. Dr. Llach serves as a lecturer in the Global Arts Program, a division of the Global Arts, Media and Writing Studies interdisciplinary unit. Within the program, Dr. Llach will teach three courses this year: Making Electronic Music, Songwriting, and Recording & Studio Techniques. This Spring, he will also direct the Inter-Arts Ensemble. Comprised of creatives spanning all disciplines, the group is organized around the mission of exploring fundamental questions of social music-making by whatever means necessary. Read more...
  • Nick Norton (photo by Lindsey Best)
UCSB composition alumnus Nick Norton ‘18 has been appointed to the Music Department faculty at Cal Poly Pomona, where he began teaching courses in music technology and songwriting this August. Read more...
  • Isabel Bayrakdarian
UCSB Music faculty member Dr. Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano) will perform this Sunday, September 23rd at the Western Diocese St. Leon Cathedral in Burbank to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia and the 2800th anniversary of Yerevan-Erebuni. Dr. Bayrakdarian will perform an all-Armenian program of folk songs and sacred hymns by Gomidas, Khatchaturian, and Sayat Nova arranged for voice and string quartet especially for this occasion. Accompanying her will be UCSB music faculty members violist Jonathan Moerschel and cellist Jennifer Kloetzel. Read more...
  • Molly Clementz and costar in "La Gazzetta'
UCSB graduate voice student Molly Clementz (mezzo-soprano) was recently featured as Doralice in Pacific Opera Project’s production of Gioachino Rossini’s rarely performed opera buffa, La Gazzetta (The Newspaper). The sold-out production marked only the second staging of the opera in the United States, and featured many of Southern California’s rising opera stars. Ms. Clementz’s own display of a “wonderfully rich tone, gleaming top notes, and a vibrant lower register" (Opera Today) garnered rave reviews from leading classical music and opera critics from the San Francisco Classical VoiceSchmoperaStage and CinemaBroadway World, and the Los Angeles Times. Read more...
  • Karen Yeh and Bridget Hough
UCSB Music alumni cellist Karen Yeh ‘15 and pianist Bridget Hough ‘13 will present a recital on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Santa Barbara. The concert will open the 2018-2019 Music at Trinity concert series, and will feature works by Schumann, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff. Read more...
  • Jill Felber
Professor Jill Felber will be featured as a performer and clinician at the 46th annual National Flute Association Convention in Orlando, Florida on August 9-12. As a member of the ZAWA! flute duo, Professor Felber will perform and discuss works by Edison Denisov, Linda Holland, and John Rommereim with duo partner Claudia Anderson on Thursday, August 9th. ZAWA! and current members and alumni of the University of Northern Iowa Flute Choir will be featured on Thursday evening’s Gala Concert in a performance of Cynthia Folio’s Winds for Change for two solo flutes, flute choir, and percussionist, with live electronic manipulation of the solo flutes. Commissioned by ZAWA! in 2014 as a way to bring awareness to climate change, the captivating piece incorporates sound clips from nature such as whale songs, rain, and wind. Read more...
 
  • Nick Norton with Joffrey Texas dancers (photo courtesy of Joffrey Texas)
UCSB graduate composer Nick Norton's chamber ballet, Blue Hour, was premiered this past weekend in San Antonio, Texas by students from the Joffrey Texas dance academy. Joffrey Texas—founded by Robert Joffrey in 1978—commissioned the piece from choreographer Katie Cooper and Nick to commemorate the academy’s 40th anniversary season. Read more...
  • Sara Bashore
UCSB graduate violinist Sara Bashore has been selected to perform at the KotorArts Festival in Kotor, Montenegro as part of the Santa Barbara-Kotor sister city program. Ms. Bashore was invited by George and Denise Lilly to perform with local young artists, representing both the city of Santa Barbara and UC Santa Barbara. Ms. Bashore will perform Béla Bartók's Romanian Dances for violin and piano with pianist Marina Mikić, as well as Jean-Baptiste Loeillet’s Sonata for flute (violin), oboe, and piano with oboist Nela Drašković and pianist Marina Mikić on Wednesday, August 1st at 9:30 pm in the Church of the Holy Spirit. Additionally, Ms. Bashore and Ms. Mikić will give a series of duo performances over the next two weeks. Read more...