Graduate Program News

News bulletins from the graduate programs (CCS & CCT).

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Iceland Symphony Orchestra Performs Work by UVA Ph.D. Student

Saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell commissioned UVA CCT student Christopher Luna to transcribe and orchestrate a free improvisation of his with Craig Taborn on the electronics and Kikanju Baku on drums. The piece forms part of the cycle Conversations for Orchestra, and will be performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov on April 15th in Reykjavik as part of the Tectonics Festival. Visit the Festival's website for details:

Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition

Four Ph.D. students from the Department of Music presented work at the Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition. Rachel Devorah Trapp and Jon Bellona took first place in their respective presentation groups. See the program for more details:

Punk Rock New York

Jarek Ervin, Ph.D. candidate in the Critical & Comparative Studies program, put together a mixtape for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), titled "Punk Rock New York."

Check out the series here:

SCGMC Annual Conference

The University of Virginia hosted the South Central Graduate Music Consortium Annual Conference, featuring papers by Duke, UVa, and UNC students, on musical topics from Medieval paleography to Sci-Fi film scores.

September 25, 5pm-8pm
September 26, 9am-3pm
Old Cabell Hall, Room 107
Conference Registration: $10
SCGMC Keynote: "Communicative Strategies and Ideologies of Liveness in Laptop Performance”
Dr. Mark Butler (Northwestern)
Saturday, September 26 10:45 AM
Old Cabell Hall, Room 107
SCGMC Composer’s Concert, featuring works by UVa Graduate Composers
September 25, 8:00 PM
UVa Open Grounds (1400 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903)
Free Admission

Artist of the Arctic

UVA Today published a feature on CCT Professor and new Chair of the Music Department, Matthew Burtner. "An Artist of the Arctic"

International Computer Music Conference

Jon Bellona, Ryan Maguire, Chris Peck, Eli Stine, and Kristina Warren will be presenting at ICMC 2015 (International Computer Music Conference, at the University of North Texas) from September 25 to October 1.

Kyma International Sound Symposium

Paul Turowski and Jon Bellona had works performed and presented at KISS (Kyma International Sound Symposium), in Bozeman, MT on August 10-11.



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