The MAP Fund Announces its 2018 Grantees

Last week, the MAP Fund announced its 2018 grant recipients. A total of $1.4 million will directly support the creation, development, and distribution of 40 original, live performance projects. Five CalArts Alumni and a former faculty member are among the 40 selected artists. A multimedia...

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CalArts Alumnus Sunny Levine To Perform at Freehand Los Angeles

On Thursday, May 31, CalArts alumnus Sunny Levine (Music BFA 98) will be taking the stage at one of Los Angeles' trendiest new hotels. Housed in Downtown Los Angeles's historic Commercial Exchange building, the Freehand Los Angeles will host Levine as part of the hotel's monthly concert...

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Stream & Download CalArts Jazz 2018 Album

Since 1990, CalArts Mel Powell Chair of the Jazz Studies Program David Roitstein has been producing the annual CalArts Jazz CD, which is a compilation of student-composed works that are professionally recorded, mixed and mastered at Capitol Studios in Hollywood. The 29th annual CalArts 2018 Jazz...

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CalArts Student Benjamin Macias Wins 2018 Rigoletto Art Contest

LA Opera has selected its winners for their Rigoletto art contest and a CalArtian has won their top prize. The top submission, by Benjamin Macias (Art BFA 3), was selected for the Rigoletto cover, earning him a $5,000 prize. A total of 53 entries in a competition to see their artwork appear on...

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CalArtian Laura Rizzotto to Perform on Eurovision 2018

Laura Rizzotto (Music BFA 16), is set to represent Latvia at the oldest and most watched song festival in the world: Eurovision. The 63rd annual Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, following the country's victory in the 2017 competition with the song "Amar Pelos Dois",...

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Rapper Kurtis Blow breaks it down at Hip Hop Lab

It's not every day that a legendary rapper comes to campus to share the inner workings of his career that made him a star. Kurtis Walker, aka Kurtis Blow, spoke at The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts last week. As a special guest artist at CalArts's Hip Hop Lab, Walker talked about his...

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CalArts Alumnus Ryan Bancroft Wins 2018 Malko Competition

The Malko Competition for Young Conductors has awarded the 1st prize for it's triennial event in Copenhagen, Denmark to CalArtian Ryan Bancroft (Music BFA 11). Bancroft conducted Hans Christian Lumbye’s Champagne Gallop at sight, in celebration of his victory. Maestro Fabio Luisi, the principal...

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