• Three Melford Releases Slated for November

    15 days ago - By Berkeley

    UC Berkeley Music Professor and world-renowned jazz pianist Myra Melford will mark the release of two albums and career retrospective Blu-ray disc in November on Firehouse 12 Records. Melford - whom the New Yorker called “a stalwart of the new-jazz movement” - will support the releases with a world tour that boasts stops across the U.S. and Europe. The first album will be available on November 2nd. Titled “ The Other Side of Air ,” the release comes from Melford's quintet Snowy Egret featuring Ron Miles, Liberty Ellman, Stomu Takeishi, and Tyshawn Sorey. Already receiving critical acclaim...
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  • Anthony Newcomb, noted musicologist, dies at 77

    Anthony Newcomb, noted musicologist, dies at 77

    15 days ago - By Berkeley

    UC Berkeley dean and professor emeritus Anthony Newcomb passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 18th in Berkeley. A widely-respected music scholar, Newcomb's research focused on vocal music of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras, and later the ontological connections between Wagner and 18th and 19th-century instrumental works. Anthony Newcomb Newcomb was born New York City and received his B.A. from UC Berkeley in 1962. Following a stint studying under the noted Dutch musician and scholar Gustav Leonhardt, Newcomb returned to the United States where he completed his...
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  • Music to welcome Etienne Charles

    Music to welcome Etienne Charles

    15 days ago - By Berkeley

    The UC Berkeley Department of Music is pleased to announce critically-acclaimed artist, composer, and scholar Etienne Charles who will kick off the Department's 2019 colloquium series on February 1st. Charles is a world-renown recording artist, composer, arranger, and assistant professor of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University. His talk is titled “Untold Stories: Deepening context and spreading awareness through ethnography and composition” and will take place at 3pm in 125 Morrison Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.
    Hailed by The New York Times as “an auteur” and by Jazz Times as a...
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  • Olly Wilson Memorial

    Olly Wilson Memorial

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    Olly Wilson Symposium/Memorial February 16, 2019 Hertz Hall 12:30-1 Gather and Greet 1:00-1:15 Call to Order and Welcome with Professors Cindy Cox, and Edmund Campion Department of Music, UC Berkeley 1:15 Candace Johnson, soprano - Department of Music, UC Berkeley Michael S. Orland, Piano - Department of Music, UC Berkeley song title: There is a Need 1:30 Robert Greenberg - Historian, Composer, Pianist, Speaker, Author 1:45 Anthony Kelly - Composer, Associate Professor of the Practice of Music, Duke University 2:00 Trevor Weston - Composer, Professor, Chair of Music, Drew University 2:15...
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  • Eco Ensemble will feature premieres from newly appointed Assistant Professor Carmine- Emanuele Cella

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  • Music Honors Class of Thirty-five Graduates in 2019 Commencement

    Music Honors Class of Thirty-five Graduates in 2019 Commencement

    15 days ago - By Berkeley

    Congrats to the class of 2019! Rachel Colwell, Graduate Student Speaker Thirty-five students were recognized as graduates of the UC Berkeley Department of Music class of 2019 on Sunday, May 19 in Berkeley, CA. Commencement ceremonies took place in Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley campus and recognized four Ph.D, five M.A., and twenty-six undergraduate degree recipients. In the keynote speech, Professor and Chair Cindy Cox noted “I speak for the entire faculty when I say that we are genuinely proud of our students and their accomplishments. It is rewarding to watch students mature into...
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  • Carmine Cella, Composer and Scholar of Music and Applied Mathematics Joins UC Berkeley Music Department

    Carmine Cella, Composer and Scholar of Music and Applied Mathematics Joins UC Berkeley Music Department

    15 days ago - By Berkeley

    Where does musical knowledge, signal processing, and artificial intelligence intersect? Carmine Cella It's an ambitious question, and new UC Berkeley Music Assistant Professor Carmine Emanuele Cella's research is at the center of it. Cella joined the Department for the spring 2019 term, and is also working closely with the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies. “I have been very excited in accepting the position of Assistant Professor of Music Technology in the Department of Music at the University of California Berkeley,” said Cella. “This position is extremely interesting for me...
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