“Jazz Listening and Topics: Music of Miles Davis” will be offered
as a MUS 198 course this Spring Quarter taught by Otto Lee.
This class will explore the discography of Miles Davis to
explore a variety of topics in jazz music. No prerequisites
required. Class will meet synchronously via Zoom Tuesdays
from 4:10-6:00 pm. Offered as a pass-no-pass course.
Performance Track Jury Auditions will take place Friday, May
14, 2021, 3:00–5:00 pm in the Recital Hall at the Ann E.
Please sign up
for the jury by filling out this form.
A time will be assigned to you. Students who pass the audition in
the fall will be allowed to hold junior recitals in the same
year in order not to delay progress in the track.
Please feel free to email Professor Mika Pelo should you have any
One of the most important priorities of the music department
today is establishing a fund to cover the otherwise out-of-pocket
expenses for individual music lesson instruction for UC Davis
students. These students gain necessary one-on-one instruction
from a career professional in their field and use those skills in
individual and group performances—including the UC Davis Symphony
Orchestra, Choruses, Percussion Ensemble, Baroque, Early Music,
and more. We seek everyone’s support in this endeavor.
One of UC Davis’s highest priorities is the safety of its
students and all members of its community. UC Davis
prohibits all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence,
including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and
stalking. Such conduct violates University policy and may
violate California law.
Graduate student composer Sarah Wald will
have her 2017 Percussion
Trio performed at 5:00 pm Pacific on April 12 via
YouTube. The trio will be performed by Northern Illinois
University’s Percussion Ensemble, which is directed by Greg
Beyer. Greg is also the leader of Arcomusical and gave
several first performances of UC Davis graduate student works
earlier this year with Arcomusical.
UC Davis graduate student Josiah Tayaq
Catalan will have his new composition,
unravel, composed for solo piano, premiered on
the SFCMP program available April 10 through May 10,
2021. The concert is part of the Contemporary Music
Players CROSSROADS series and is accessed
on-demand webcast for $8–12 beginning April 10 at
8 pm Pacific time.
Undergraduate music major Tiara Abraham performed “Quia Respexit”
from J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, and earned the
Grand Prize from the Enkor International Music
Competition. She received a score of 96.25 percent,
which is the highest received by a contestant during its six
years and won the Grand Prize among ages 10–25 in the vocal
category. Enkor is a unique music competition with a jury
board consisting of more than 500 members throughout the
The event’s format will feature Miyamoto and Wong talking
and sharing some of Miyamoto’s songs, music videos, and community
experiments. Wong will ask Miyamoto questions and will offer
prompts into Miyamoto’s key ideas, including social justice
lessons from Asian America, intercultural coalition-building,
allyship between women from different communities, and
environmentalism as a WOC issue. More broadly, the conversation
will address violence against Asian American women. Hearing
directly from women of color is essential to understanding the
history of women in the US, and WOC artists consistently offer
inspiring and practical strategies for social justice work.
Miyamoto focuses on Asian American self-determination through
music and dance, and she will offer an informal, stirring,
moving, and deeply personal account of how music offers
strategies for allyship and coalition-building, often as a kind
of radical – or even revolutionary – dreaming.
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.
Matilda Hofman, conductor and
UC Davis lecturer in music Kyle Bruckmann, oboe and UC Davis
lecturer in music
Peter Josheff, clarinet
Jennifer Ellis, harp
Mckenzie Langefeld, percussion and UC Davis lecturer in music Michael Seth
Orland, piano and UC Davis lecturer in music Ellen Ruth Rose, viola and UC Davis
lecturer in music