Hancock Institute Alumni Discusses Education, Studying with Jazz Legends
The Greenfield Recorder interviews Miro Sprague of Downbeat Magazine’s 2002, 2003 and 2004 National Student Music Award and graduate of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA.
Composition Alumnus to Score ‘Lady and the Tramp’
Joseph Trapanese M.A. '08, known for composing the scores for such films as "The Greatest Showman" and the landmark rap biopic "Straight Outta Compton," will write the score for the live-action adaptation of "Lady and the Tramp."
Percussion Alumna Chosen for Prestigious Yamaha Internship Program
Yamaha Corporation of America named alumna Amanda Albini '19 (pictured right) to its renowned percussion instruments internship program. Albini was selected from a national pool of talented and accomplished applicants.
Alumni band Hello Noon's new music video celebrates inclusion
READ & WATCH: Friendship and a passion for social change led to the formation of Hello Noon, an orchestral, pop-rock band featuring school of music alums Kyle Dombroski M.M. ‘17, Stephen Spies B.A. ’17, and sisters Kate Bacich B.A. ‘18 and Rebecca Bacich B.A. ‘19. The group recently partnered with Special Olympics of Southern California for the band's new music video, “Run Free," a song about inclusion.
The Legacy of Lost Childhood: A Conversation with Tenor Eric Levintow
Eric Levintow (M.M. '19) shared how he brought his personal history to bear on his interpretation of the role of Judah in Opera UCLA's premiere of Lost Childhood, the first in a series of three operas by living female composers to be staged in 2019-2020 seasons.
Faculty Member Establishes Two New Scholarships
Professor Eddie Meadows makes a gift in honor of wife, Professor Emerita of Ethnomusicology Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje M.A. ‘72, Ph.D ‘78, and another to benefit undergraduates in Global Jazz Studies
New Scholarship Honors Composer James Horner
Gift Celebrates Life of UCLA Alumnus and Supports Music Composition Students
Opera Wire – Alumna Khori Dastoor To Be Next Opera San José General Director
READ: Khori Dastoor (M.A. - Music '06) will assume leadership of Opera San José on July 1, 2019. She replaces current General Director Larry Hancock, who is retiring after 36 years. Dastoor has been affiliated with Opera San José since joining their resident ensemble of principal artists in 2007 as a leading soprano.