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Alumna Susanna Peeples Given 2021 ‘Early Career Choral Conductor’ Award
California Choral Directors Association

Susanna Peeples

The California Choral Directors Association (CCDA) has awarded UC Davis alumna Susanna Peeples with a 2021 Early Career Choral Conductor award. The award was given at this year’s CASMEC conference (virtually, of course). Peeples graduated from UC Davis in 2009 and earned her master of music degree (in music education) from the University of the Pacific. She teaches choir, piano, and guitar, at Granite Bay High School, where she was named that school’s Teacher of the Year by her peers in 2020.

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Professor Beth E. Levy to be Vice President of the Society for American Music

The Society for American Music has chosen UC Davis Associate Professor of Music Beth Levy as their Vice President. They have also elected members at large Mark Burford and Marian Wilson Kimber.

Her book Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West (UC Press) was published in 2012. Her other interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century aesthetics, reception history, and representations of music in literature.

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Alumna Joins Juilliard Staff

Alumna Angelica Cortez (B.A., music, ’13) recently joined the staff of The Juilliard School as Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Program Manager (EDIB)

Announcement

Mika Pelo’s “Broken” Premiered by Rolf Hind
Kings Place, London

“Broken,” a composition by Mika Pelo, associate professor of music, was given its premiere performance by celebrated pianist-composer Rolf Hind on October 7 at King’s Place in London. The concert, “Is it too soon to talk about all this?,” featured a series of short works. 

Upcoming Events

Event

Kyle Bruckmann, solo oboe

Kyle Bruckmann, solo oboe and UC Davis lecturer in music

Alejandra Odgers: Semelíami (1996)

Helen Grime: Arachne (2012)

Hannah A. BarnesDis/inte/gration (2019, rev. 2020)

Kyle Bruckmann: October 2020 (Fallen Leaf Lake) (2020)
Premiere Performance

Kyle Bruckmann: Sift (new no normal) (2021)
with Ellen Ruth Rose, viola and UC Davis lecturer in music
Premiere Performance

Orlando Jacinto García: Separación (2001)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA
Event

Stephanie Lamprea, solo soprano
Works by Graduate Students

Pre-recorded, available online only.

Stephanie Lamprea, solo soprano (artist-in-residence)

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TBD

Event

Valente Lecture: Felipe Lara
Composer

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Felipe Lara, a Brazilian-American composer praised by the New York Times and other critics for his brilliant modern music, rates collaboration with other musicians the most important aspect of his work.

Event

Valente Lecture: with Scott Linford
Ethnomusicologist

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Scott Linford is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has conducted musical fieldwork in West Africa, Central America, and the United States around themes of participation and musical experience, ethnicity, gender, agriculture and the environment, musical geographies, and colonial and post-colonial politics. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he holds an MA and PhD in Ethnomusicology from UCLA.

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