UC San Diego's Department of Music

April 27, 2012

  UCSD PIANIST JAMES G. WILLIAMS has won the prestigious Boucher Award for outstanding scholarly achievement and work towards promoting diversity in higher education. James traveled to Yale University to pick up his award..

UCSD CONTRABASSIST MARK DRESSER IS A GLOBAL ROAD WARRIOR, according to San Diego Reader writer Robert Bush.

COMPUTER MUSIC INNOVATION AT UCSD will be honored May 1 with a 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA); and the Center for Music Experiment (CME), the Department of Music's pioneering early 1970s laboratory for developing and using new technologies in music. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds was a founder of CME and has collaborated with CRCA on a variety of projects.

MUSIC ALUM JEFF NEVIN'S MARIACHI GROUPS are busy in the upcoming days surrounding Cinco de Mayo. Jeff directs the mariachi program at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, and has been invited to launch a mariachi program this fall at Arizona State University. On May 8 at 7:30, Southwestern College presents its a mariachi concert Serenata para las Madres, with 100 students in five different groups. And on May 12 at 7:30 pm, Jeff's Mariachi Champana presents its Sinfonia Mexicana's Mother's Day concert at the California Theatre in San Bernardino. Florencia Tinoco is flying up from Guadalajara to sing with the group.

UCSD'S [N]MOTION PRESENTS ASAYAKE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, a performance by the university's taiko drumming group, on May 6 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Price Center Ballroom West. The group is celebrating its 10th anniversary. When it began in 2002, members raised money to meet the cost of materials necessary to build their own drums. This is the group's fifth annual spring concert.

MUSIC ALUMNUS VICTORIA MARTINO hosts a series of lecture-concerts tracing five centuries of art and music, on five consecutive Tuesdays beginning May 1 with the 16th Century.

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