UC Davis Professor of Music Henry Spiller has been selected as a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (Amsterdam) for 2019–20, where he will be in residence during the fall quarter of 2019.
The Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship for minority graduate study in musicology for 2019 was awarded to UC Davis music graduate student Serena Yang. She is the first UC Davis student to earn the Brown fellowship from the American Musicological Society.
UC Davis music professors Henry Spiller and Anna Maria Busse Berger have received a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to look at source material collected by German missionaries in Indonesia during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The materials will provide future scholars with rich original sources.
UC Davis Faculty Affiliate Susan Lamb Cook, cello, will be performing some of the Schubert selections on this Friday’s Faculty Recital, Worlds Apart, as well as on her Great Composers Chamber Music Series at the Harris Center at Folsom Lake College, on Sunday, April 7th.
UC Davis music department composition alumnus Gabriel José Bolaños (PhD 2016) will join the music faculty at Arizona State University starting Fall of 2019. His recent music engages with theories of ecological listening: how our sense of hearing evolved primarily to interpret our environment.
UC Davis Professor of Music Henry Spiller and graduate student Gillian Irwin spoke with interviewers from the Voice of America, Indonesia, about student life for Indonesian students studying at UC Davis, and about the music department’s Sundanese Gamelan Ensemble.
Bey’s union with Bourelly, who is a lecturer in the College of Letters and Science’s department of music, initially occurred around the former “no man’s land” area of Cold War Berlin in 1999; the two met there and agreed on a collaboration. In the piece, the performers move through a landscape filled with atmospheric sound bites, punctuated by waves of guitar motion and commentary on today’s tumultuous world.
Violist and composer Kurt Rohde says he’s planning to hang up his instrument in 2028, which might not seem especially imminent. But he’s determined to use that time to make things better for the violists who come after him.
The Sacramento Saturday Club has awarded UC Davis undergraduate music major Mira Huang—a soprano and undergraduate peer advisor—a $500 scholarship. The Sacramento Saturday Club was organized on December 9, 1893. It is the oldest musical organization in Sacramento—and one of the oldest west of the Rockies.
“Sing High” composed by Christopher Castro, alum now lecturer, has its world premiere on Saturday, Feb. 16. The Camellia Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Christian Baldini, performs the piece as part of their program, “Past, Present & Future.”
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at C.K. McClatchy High School Auditorium in Sacramento. There is a pre-concert talk beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Winner of the 2017 Earplay Donald Aird Composition Competition (for his quartet Aeropittura), Daniel Godsil will be a guest composer at Western Illinois Univeristy’s New Music Festival 2019. The Festival takes place in Macomb, IL, March 3-5.