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.
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students and all members of its community. UC Davis
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including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and
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violate California law.
A new work by Aida Shirazi, doctoral student in music
composition, will be premiered by the Camellia Symphony
Orchestra, under the direction of Associate Professor
Christian Baldini on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. (PST).
Verbuč (PhD ethnomusicology, 2014) will
have his first book, “Living Publicly”: DIY House Shows,
Venues, and Music Communities in the US, published by
Routledge as part of their SOAS Studies in
Music Series. Verbuč teaches at Charles University in
Prague—one of the oldest universities in the world.
Susanna Peeples, who earned her bachelor’s
degree from UC Davis Music Department in 2009 and went on to
earn her master of music degree (in music education)
from the University of the Pacific, has been teaching choirs,
piano, and guitar at Grantie Bay High School for more than four
years. Peeples was named that school’s Teacher of the Year by her
peers for 2020.
Ryan Suleiman, a
doctoral student in music composition at UC Davis, has long
been concerned with the environment, nature and climate change.
Over the past few years, Suleiman has written works
titled Drought, Skies of
Smoke and Burning. In
the spring he reached out to other musicians to see what they
had to say about music that explores the natural environment,
with an emphasis on climate change, for a series of YouTube