Content Tagged with: Department of Music

A cappella pop opera about Emily Dickinson explores queerness, feminism, and forbidden love

Dana E. Kaufman, UC Riverside assistant professor of music composition was speaking at Amherst College in 2019 when a former professor suggested she pitch a project for the college’s bicentennial celebration. As a composer who gravitates towards storytelling that highlights marginalized identities and narratives, Kaufman wanted to amplify a story...

By Julia Woock |

How UCR’s Library got one of the world’s largest Japanese hip-hop collections

Journalist and filmmaker Dexter Thomas ’06, who is among the alumni featured in UC Riverside’s 40 Under 40 list in the latest issue of UCR Magazine, achieved success in his field by following his passions, no matter how eclectic. One of those interests is Japanese hip-hop, which led him to acquire hundreds of CDs and magazines while in Japan for a...

By Imran Ghori |

Xóchitl Chávez is curatorial advisor of a Smithsonian American Latino exhibition

The gallery features a Spanish and English exhibition titled: “¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States.” It opens June 18.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Yamaha recognizes music lecturer

Terry Nguyen was included in the 2022 Yamaha 40 Under 40.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |