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David Kant playing in the Happy Valley Band

The Happy Valley Band is a deconstruction of the Great American Songbook through the use of state-of-the-art machine listening technologies.

Bob Coomber and Tal Skloot

Tal Skloot followed Bob Coomber as he made his way up the steep trail from Onion Valley in the eastern Sierra toward the 11,700-foot Kearsarge Pass. 

Bob Dylan by Xavier Badosa

Five weeks ago, UC Santa Cruz alumnus Mark Davidson moved from Austin, Texas, to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to begin a new job at the Bob Dylan Archive.

"At the undergraduate level, my current research is not influencing my teaching, except as a performer, because part of what I do is perform a lot.

Hi Kyung Kim, Professor of Music and composer was the Artistic Director of the 2017 Pacific Rim Festival -- a dazzling array of traditional and contemporary Korean music which was performed at the October 25-29, 2017 at the Music Center Recital Hall on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

A dazzling array of traditional and contemporary Korean music will be performed at the 2017 Pacific Rim Music Festival, October 25-29, at the Music Center Recital Hall on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Music DMA candidate Brian Baumbusch's Bali Alloy was composed in 2012 as a collaboration between the New York based string quartet, the JACK Quartet, and gamelan Makaradhwaja of Bali.

Shelley Phillips
UC Santa Cruz alumna Shelley Phillips (Music,’85) has been named the 2017 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year by t
Sarang Kim (center) playing the Korean zither

Sarang Kim is a composer, pianist, and percussionist, and currently a DMA candidate in the UCSC Music Department.

David Dunn, Assistant Professor of Music, received a patent to help fight bark beetles ravaging Western forests in November 2016 by joining forces with two forest scientists from Northern Arizona University to combat an insect infestation that is killing millions of trees throughout the West.

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