Music Fest Gives Composers Unique Collaborative Experience

January 09, 2018

The UC Davis Department of Music’s Revision/s Festival has brought together eight emerging composers and top professional ensembles – including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra – for a six-months-long collaboration culminating in three concerts.

The composers wrote works, had run-throughs of their works with the ensembles, got feedback and had a relatively generous six weeks for revisions in preparation for performances Jan. 18, 19 and 20 at UC Davis.

Smells Like A Cool Class

December 11, 2017
Dust off your favorite flannel and Nirvana tee. Professor Robert Newcomb of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese has found a way to bring grunge – its music and culture – to UC Davis with his class, “Smells Like Teen Spirit: Grunge and the Seattle Sound.”

Music + Stats Add Up for Young Alumna

September 30, 2017
When Devon Bradshaw (B.A., music and statistics, ’17) was growing up in a one-bedroom apartment with a single mother in Hollywood, she spent over two years listening to her neighbor down the hall teaching the violin–and pleading with her mother for lessons.

2017 Arts Season Takes Off

September 01, 2017
The academic year and arts season at UC Davis is kicking off. Here’s a look at the College of Letters and Science resources and the first offering in each for the fall. All exhibitions and talks and many concerts are free.

Music Man: Fawzi Haimor

July 28, 2017
Fawzi Haimor ’05, M.A. ’07, takes over as music director of Germany’s highly regarded Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen in September, but the 34-year-old conductor is already living the dream.

First Student Show at UC Davis Manetti Shrem Museum

May 01, 2017
UC Davis will break down the walls of the exhibition box with “from this point forward,” a multidisciplinary exhibition by 28 graduate students will include students in art and art history, design, music, theatre, and creative writing.

'Sonic Arts' Event Will Fill Entire Building with Sound

February 24, 2017

The entire Ann E. Pitzer Center at UC Davis will be filled with sound for a “Sonic Arts” event March 3. It will include an installation based on the memories and emotions that sounds evoke, a concert by pioneering musician Bob Ostertag, and demonstration of a vintage synthesizer. 

The 7 p.m. event at the Ann E. Pitzer Center is free and open to the public. 

UC Davis Music Grad Makes a Rich Life in Music

December 02, 2016
David Möschler (M.A., music, ’10) has created a successful if slightly unorthodox music career largely based on figuring out how he could have the musical life he wanted.