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Distinguished Professor and Conrad Prebys Presidential Chair
Rand Steiger's world premiere composition Tropes received ecstatic praise in the Union Tribune, Times of San Diego and

Christian Hertzog from the Union Tribune writes, "The real power of Steiger’s work was in hearing how each string quartet member influenced the other’s musical material. The melodies transformed before us in a mystical evocation of a forgotten ancestral theme evolving into the local variants that exist today."

The work was performed by the Flux Quartet at the La Jolla Music Society SummerFest.



Alumni Michelle Lou was awarded the
Elliot Carter Rome Prize for Musical Composition.

Michelle plans to develop a hybrid analog/digital feedback live performance system.

Learn more about her project and see the other fellows here.


Mivos Quartet welcomes new cellist Graduate Student Tyler J. Borden!
After six years with the Mivos Quartet, Mariel Roberts will be stepping down as their cellist. In October of this year, Graduate Student/Cellist Tyler J. Borden will be picking up her mantle.  
Congratulations TJ and best of luck on the east coast!
Click on the image to the left to watch TJ perform, Ferneyhough - Time and Motion Study II (1973-1976).


Integrative Studies PhD Alumni Jeff Kaiser has published an article, "Improvising Technology, Constructing Virtuosity" in the tri-lingual journal, Cuadernos De Música, Artes Visuales Y Artes Escénicas.

Read the full article here.

Click Idioma in the sidebar to select your language.


Graduate Student Tina Tallon was granted the Morton Gould Young Composer Award for her composition, luscinia.

Read the press release here and and the announcement on New Music USA here.

Tina holds a Visiting Assistant Professorship at Clark University in the Visual and Performing Arts Department, and was also just recently named Assistant Professor of Composition at the Boston Conservatory.

Congratulations Tina!
Click on the image to the right to listen to luscinia.