We will review major requirements, the different tracks,
auditions, lessons, instruments, lockers, practice rooms, the
music library, listening lab, and tickets to concerts. Come meet
your advisers, fellow students, and
staff members—some important people who can help you navigate
your way to a degree in music.
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.
The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble begins its all-online concert
season with a program titled Soft Spoken. It
features flutist and UC Davis lecturer in music Stacey Pelinka in Soft-Spoken, a world
premiere from the multi-talented artist David Dominique,
Zeppelin, a flute and cello duo by UC Davis professor of
music Laurie San
Martin, and Kurt Rohde’s (also a UC
Davis professor of music) remixes of songs by Hildegard
(Ave Maria) and Joni Mitchell (Blue),
as well as trios by Beethoven and Albert Roussel.
Aida Shirazi (PhD student in composition
at UC Davis) spoke to NPR Capital Public Radio’s Jennifer
in a September 1, 2020 interview. Aida began by relating her
grandfather’s musical interest and influence and her initial
music study in Iran, which included several female students
in a bachelor’s program despite Iran’s government
restrictions on women.
Recently William Storz (B.A. Music, ’20) received the 2020 David
S. Saxon Award for Excellence in the Performance of Early Music
bestowed by UC Davis Music Department. Storz also received the
honor in 2019.
Carlos Simon: New Work, written for Stacey
through composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s #GLFCAMGigThruCOVID
initiative, which aims to give opportunities to performers in the
period of COVID through Frank’s Creative Academy of Music.
“We want to do our part. To that end, GLFCAM has contributed a
starting pledge of $15,000 to a GoFundMe campaign, and 65
GLFCAM composers are donating their time to create solo
works of 1–3 minutes each. These new pieces of music will
be given to performers who have lost employment because of
COVID-19 and are in financial straits. Each performer will be
invited to meet with their paired composer through Skype to
collaborate remotely in developing the new work for its
eventual premiere online for a physically-distanced audience.”
… plus French baroque, Irish tunes,duets by Telemann, and opera duets.