Professor’s book about South Korean percussion honored by ASCAP
Katherine In-Young Lee, associate professor of ethnomusicology, has received the Béla Bartók Award for Outstanding Ethnomusicology from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for her book, “Dynamic Korea and Rhythmic Form.”
Hayden Everett notes key measures in dynamic process behind debut EP - Daily Bruin
Hayden Everett, a third-year ethnomusicology student, put years of work into his self-titled debut EP. Everett said his music journey has taken him from the stairwells and hallways of his dorm to recording studios in Brooklyn, New York.
Music of India Ensemble to showcase student sitar skills at Westwood concert series - Daily Bruin
“One of my goals is to give the students exposure to performing publicly,” said Rahul Neuman, the sitar instructor and co-director of the Music of India Ensemble. “We perform, we practice, I teach them and they learn in a classroom setting, but there are limitations to how much you can learn. Those limitations are broadened when you get into public performance.”
LA Times: In El Paso’s wake, a corrido honors the dead and points fingers at the villains
Professor and composer Steve Loza discusses the corrido with August Brown from the LA Times: “It’s a way of paying tribute and honor and respect to people... The corrido is a form of acknowledging the people who died for their cause and their culture.”
Ethnomusicology Graduate Student Wins Prize Presented at Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
Tyler Yamin received a Ki Mantle Hood Student Prize for his paper, “Creativity and Contestation in the Canopy: Reflections on the Material-Discursive Boundaries of Gibbon Song,” read at the 2018 SEMSCHC conference, and awarded at the 2019 conference.
Daily Bruin – Alumna Uses Voice to Uplift other Asian-American Artists
READ: Ethnomusicology alumna Samantha Shen discusses her musical style and influences and reveals her desire to support and inspire other Asian-American artists.
Santa Fe New Mexican – Alumnus 'Dr. Demento' Releases New Tribute Album
READ: Ethnomusicology Alumnus Barret Hansen, aka Dr. Demento, earned his nickname in the early ’70s when another DJ called him “demented” for playing the black-humor rockabilly classic “Transfusion” by Nervous Norvus on his show. Hansen subsequently created a unique format that included novelty records old and new, song parodies, spoken-word comedy, outsider music and punk rock.
UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive re-opens following renovation
Already home to a world-renowned collection of materials dedicated to the study of musical traditions from around the globe, the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is re-opening its Ethnomusicology Archive with a newly expanded space on campus.
63rd Annual Society for Ethnomusicology Conference Features UCLA Students, Faculty and Alumni
Nearly 50 UCLA students, faculty and alumni participated in the 63rd annual Society for Ethnomusicology Conference. The meeting, the largest of its kind, gathered together 1,000 international ethnomusicologists, musicologists, anthropologists and scholars of sound studies, and featured a series of live music performances.