Raven Chacon Awarded Berlin Prize

Artist and composer Raven Chacon (Music MFA 04) is a Spring 2018 recipient of the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin. The prestigious semester-long fellowship and residency in Berlin supports U.S. artists, scholars and writers working on individual and collaborative projects...

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Alumnus Jesse Quebbeman-Turley Wins Barlow Endowment Award

Drummer and composer Jesse Quebbeman-Turley (Music BFA 17), was recently awarded a Barlow Endowment commission to write a new work for Similar Fashion, an ensemble led by fellow CalArtian Logan Hone (Music BFA 15). More than 200 composers applied for the The Barlow Endowment for Music...

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Herb Alpert’s Newest Album Tops Billboard Jazz Chart

Platinum recording artist, music executive, philanthropist and CalArts' School of Music namesake Herb Alpert released his latest album Music, Volume 1 on July 28. The album recently reached the number one spot on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. This marks Alpert's 29th album to...

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I. Nyoman Wenten Performs at the Hammer Museum

On Saturday (Aug. 12), I. Nyoman Wenten, faculty member of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts and accomplished Balinese dancer and musician, performs with artist and composer Aaron Taylor Kuffner at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. Wenten will present Balinese-inspired dance movements for...

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A number of CalArtians are currently in Edinburgh, Scotland, for the 70th anniversary of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world. Marking CalArts’ 14th year partnering with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to stage plays from emerging Welsh and...

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Celebrated Alum John Luther Adams Honored With Festival

The largest-ever concert series devoted entirely to the music of renowned composer John Luther Adams (BFA 73) takes place this week (July 26-July 30). Hosted by SFJAZZ, the festival takes place in several venues in San Francisco, including the Miner Auditorium, Grace Cathedral and the Sutro...

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CalArts Graduates Collaborate on Ways of Forgetting

Choreographer, director and CalArts alumna Meryl Murman (Dance-IM MFA 14) is bringing her CalArts MFA thesis Ways of Forgetting to the screen with the help of CalArtian collaborators. Ways of Forgetting is a dance film that "reflects on the ways we try (and sometimes fail) to connect with each...

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