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Inna Faliks' Memoir Charts the Artist's Journey
On October 14, Inna Falik's memoir Weight in the Fingertips will be published by Backbeat Books. It tells the globetrotting story of a child prodigy and her journey to the world stage.
LA Philharmonic Opens its 2023 Season with a Bang
Renowned cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason opened the LA Philharmonic’s season. The orchestra also delivered a stirring rendition of Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Uirupurú, which featured extensive solos by UCLA faculty Jan Berry Baker and Denis Bouriakov. The performance “seethed with color and ambience from the start,” wrote Laurence Vittes at Bachtrack.
Billboard Magazine Names UCLA to Its List of Top Music Business School in 2023
UCLA's new Music Industry Program complements the performance, composition, musicology, ethomusicology, and music education programs, providng students "with a high level of liberal arts integration to ensure they master the skills needed for a successful creative industry career."
Marylin Winkle Publishes Rare Edition of Eighteenth-Century Cantata
School of Music musicologist Marylin Winkle has just published what promises to be the definitive version of Camilla de Rossi's Fra Dori, e Fileno (c. 1710). Dulcamara Press, a company devoted to producing performance editions of historically underrepresented works, has produced the work with the goal of making it accessible both to student and professional performers.
Stornoway Drops New Album
Dig the Mountain is the new LP by British Indie band Stornoway. Musicologist Thomas Hodgson plays trumpet with the band, which has sold tens of thousands of albums worldwide. The digital download version contains a remix that Hodgson completed at UCLA.
Freedom First to Feature Student Composition
On Friday, October 6, Schoenberg Hall will witness a special event. A concert for Keith LaMar will feature legendary jazz musicians Salim Washington and multi-Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill. The concert benefits LaMar, currently on death row in Ohio, having been falsely convicted of murder in the aftermath of the 1993 Lucasville Prison uprising. *

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Ethnomusicology Student Lauded by Kennedy Center
Isabel Folkers was only four when she unwittingly chanced upon her career trajectory. The occasion was a house party at the home of an Irish family. The band had finished for the night and they were breaking down their equipment. The young Isabel Folkers jumped up on the makeshift stage and took hold of the
Musicology Student Wins Prestigious National Scholarship
The Beinecke Scholarship is one of the most competitive in the United States. It gifts the most exceptional students in the arts, humanities, and social science with substantial support for graduate study. In 2023, 87 institutions nominated one candidate apiece. Only 20 students make the final selection. For the first time since 2015, one of
Meet Emma Breen, Twenty-First Century Music Student
Emma Breen had a choice to make. She was completing her bachelor’s in music at Northwestern University, and she was preparing for graduate study. She had been admitted to the Royal Academy of Music. She had also been admitted to The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
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