The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1959, and has since established itself as a major campus and community arts offering. The UC Davis Symphony has toured California, Canada, and Australia and French Polynesia.In June 2003 the orchestra traveled to France to participate in the Berlioz bicentenary over the course of a series of five concerts.It regularly serves as the pit orchestra for UCD Mainstage productions and appears at major campus events and ceremonies, including Fall Convocation and Commencements.The UC Davis Symphony is a principal resident ensemble at the
The UC Davis Composition Workshop is now accepting applications for Composer Fellows. The Workshop is an integral part of a music festival, which is a collaboration between the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, the UC Davis Department of Music, and the St. Louis Symphony.
The Society for Ethnomusicology has awarded the 2016 Bruno Nettl prize to Henry Spiller for his recent book, Javaphilia. The prize, awarded annually and comes with a $500 award, recognizes ”an outstanding publication contributing to or dealing with the history of the field of ethnomusicology, broadly defined, or with the general character, problems, and methods of ethnomusicology.”
Want to find the weak spots in your jury piece? Trying out a new interpretation? There is a new opportunity for music majors to perform and to receive feedback in an informal setting. Twice a quarter, on the third Friday of the month, the music department will host a performance workshop, or salon. Sign-up three weeks prior to the salon.
In this workshop you will learn creative job search techniques to discover information about specific jobs and related career opportunities. Bring your laptop, tablet or smart phone, and practice new ways to search the internet, learn how to find the skills and qualifications for specific job titles and salary information, and how searching for career opportunities goes beyond the internet search.
***This workshop will count toward the mandatory requirement for seniors.***
Kate Soper is a composer, performer, and writer whose work explores the integration of drama and rhetoric into musical structure, the slippery continuums of expressivity, intelligibility and sense, and the wonderfully treacherous landscape of the human voice.
Ben Brinner, professor in the UC Berkeley Department of Music, is an ethnomusicologist specializing in Javanese gamelan. He has been playing gamelan since 1977, has studied and conducted research in Java on several occasions, and is the author of Knowing Music, Making Music: Javanese Gamelan and the Theory of Musical Competence and Interaction (University of Chicago Press, 1995), the textbook Music in Central Java (Oxford University Press, 2007), which includes audio examples recorded under Midiyanto’s direction in Java, and Playing Across a Divide: Israeli-Palestinian Musical Encounters (Oxford University Press, 2009). He is currently completing a book on Javanese musicians’ expert memory for music.
Free, a Valente Lecture (co-sponsored with Jewish Studies, UC Davis)