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Composer Derrick Skye, music department faculty member and instrumental ensembles director, received official recognition from the Los Angeles mayor and City Council for his culturally innovative music.

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A phenomenally gifted young composer

Music faculty and instrumental ensembles director Derrick Skye was recognized by the mayor and City Council

April 25, 2022
As part of the Da Camera Society's 2018 Women in Music series, Grammy folk music winner Rhiannon Giddens (standing in aisle) gave a master class and is seen here with former music student Abby Barron

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The Da Camera Society celebrates musical diversity

MSMU’s chamber music series has brought world-class performances to the LA area for nearly 50 years

April 22, 2022
Vince Pirillo '71 has performed on many stages worldwide and currently calls London home..

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Vincent Pirillo ’71: A true song-and-dance man

Vince Pirillo '71 has had a unique view of some famous scenes from musical theater -- from onstage or the wings.

November 29, 2021

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An eye on the stars

In both his name and his music, Derrick Skye mixes the traditional with the unexpected

September 11, 2021
Pianists and composers Kaitlin (left) and Emily Webster-Zuber in the Doheny mansion's Pompeian room, where one of their performances was recorded.

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A Passion for Classical Piano

The Webster-Zuber sisters work to expand audience reach and performance opportunities for themselves and their colleagues.

May 28, 2021
Ruth Freedman learned to play the harp while studying at Mount Saint Mary's. She never stopped playing and performing and this past year her harp arrangements of spiritual music were published.

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Harp Therapy Reaches Hawaii

A retired nurse still cares for patients, just in a different way

March 13, 2021
Jennifer Vanderpool PhD has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and is working with the University of Liverpool on a continuation of her

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Fulbright Scholarship Awarded to MSMU Art Professor

Vanderpool's Untold Stories examines the common threads of various postindustrial regions around the world

March 2, 2021
The Kite City Playwrights formed their cooperative as graduates in the MFA in Creative Writing program. From left: Honorary member Johnny Payne, PhD, director of the MFA in Creative Writing; Sharon Cleveland Blount '18; Myrna Aguilar '18; Sharnell Blevins '19; and Melinda Canny '17.

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From the Mount to the Stage

MFA in Creative Writing alums form group to provide supportive environment, spur creativity and productivity

December 4, 2020
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Alumna Curates Art Show

Sofia Gutiérrez Calderón ’92 brings exhibit on migration stories to the Mount.

January 21, 2020
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Bridge to Everywhere

The Music Department has announced its 2019-2020 ensemble-in-residence, Bridge to Everywhere.

October 10, 2019
JoAnna Novak

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JoAnna Novak

JoAnna Novak is an assistant professor in the MFA in Creative Writing program

September 17, 2019
Catching Nikon Eye

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Catching Nikon’s eye

MSMU film student wins $10,000 scholarship for visual storytelling

September 11, 2019

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A writer's retreat

Summer course in Colombia proves to be a magical, eye-opening experience for MFA in Creative Writing students.

September 6, 2018

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Parisian photo odyssey

Photography students live the dream during their summer in France.

September 6, 2018
CSJ filmmakers behind the scenes of the CSJ Oral History Project

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Behind the scenes

A look at the MSMU filmmakers who have brought to life the CSJ Oral History Project.

September 6, 2018
Rhiannon Giddens and Lara Downes

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Music Fest, MSMU-style

Women in Music Festival showcases diversity, power of music.

April 2, 2018
Art critic David Rubin, left, with “Here Now” exhibition artists Marianne Sadowski, Peter Liashkov, Phung Huynh and Kyung Sun Cho. (Photo by Ellen Giamportone)

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Immigration and artistry

Featured artists at latest exhibition talk about impact of immigration experience on their work.

March 1, 2018
Pacifica Quartet, a Grammy-winning ensemble performing in the Doheny Mansion on Jan. 19.

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Grand music, grand venues

The Da Camera Society presents lineup for 2018's Doheny Soirees and Chamber Music in Historic Sites series.

January 12, 2018
Women In Music: Koto

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Women in Music Festival

Special event showcases the brilliance of female musicians and music scholars.

January 11, 2018
Women in Hollywood speaker series

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Women in Hollywood

Speaker series brings media and entertainment industry experts to campus.

January 10, 2018