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Jennifer Kloetzel

Cellist and UCSB Assistant Professor Jennifer Kloetzel is featured on two recent releases from Albany and Summit Records, showcasing works by American composers Richard Aldag and Daniel Asia. Albany Records’ April 2019 release, Richard Aldag: Broadway Boogie-Woogie, features Kloetzel on three pieces, including a cello duo with Jean-Michel Fonteneau (Due Celli); Arab Love Songs with soprano Marnie Breckenridge and pianist Hadley McCarroll; and Romance for cello and piano, also with McCarroll. This being the first recording of Aldag’s music, the album showcases a diverse collection of his chamber music, with works ranging from duos to small chamber ensembles with percussion, strings, and winds. Read more...
 
 
  • Tyler Reece (photo by Matthew Downey)
Voice student Tyler Reece has been named a recipient of the UC Santa Barbara Graduate Student Association Excellence in Teaching Award, which “recognizes graduate students who have shown excellence and gone above and beyond as teachers at UC Santa Barbara.” Reece was selected as one of three recipients in the humanities, and one of only nine students campus-wide. A doctoral candidate in Voice, he was nominated for his work as Director of the UCSB Women’s Chorus, a group which he has conducted as a Teaching Assistant for the past three years. Read more...
 
  • UCSB palm trees
From May 23-25, the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music will host the conference "Pedagogy into Practice: Teaching Music Theory in the 21st Century." Scholars from institutions in Canada, China, Mexico, Norway, and across the United States will gather to discuss teaching methods and materials as well as ways to modernize and diversify the music theory curriculum. The conference is held in partnership with the Gail Boyd de Stwolinski Center for Music Theory Pedagogy and has been supported by UCSB's College of Letters and Science and the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts. Read more...
  • Martha Sprigge
UCSB Music faculty member Dr. Martha Sprigge (Assistant Professor, Musicology) was named a 2018-2019 UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Faculty Fellow, making her one of only four UCSB faculty members selected for the fellowship. On Tuesday, May 21st from 4-6 pm in the McCune Conference Room (6020) of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, the 2018-2019 IHC Faculty Fellows will discuss their works-in-progress that have been supported by the award. Dr. Sprigge will give a presentation on her current book project, Socialist Laments: Musical Mourning in the German Democratic Republic. The book demonstrates how music was used to enact the mourning process in the former German Democratic Republic (the GDR, or East Germany), where the ruling Socialist Unity Party tightly regulated expressions of loss. Dr. Sprigge examines performances of grief that took place within the framework of East German commemorative events to assert a place for music in the mourning process, and a place for mourning in the memorial culture of the former GDR. Read more...
 
  • Performing Palimpsest Bodies: Postmemory Theatre Experiments in Mexico
Professor Ruth Hellier-Tinoco's latest book, Performing Palimpsest Bodies: Postmemory Theatre Experiments in Mexicowill be published in May 2019 by Intellect and the University of Chicago Press. Dr. Hellier-Tinoco's book proposes the innovative concept of palimpsest bodies to interpret provocative theatre and performance experiments, exploring issues of cultural memory, history, transgression, and community transformation. Combined with ideas of postmemory and rememory, palimpsest bodies are inherently trans-temporal as they perform re-visions of embodied gestures, vocalized calls, and sensory experiences. Read more...