Eureka! Musical Minds of California Graduate Conference

Eureka! is a one-day conference organized by music graduate students that will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on May 9, 2015. The conference aims to create an unprecedented environment to showcase the diverse work created in Californian graduate music institutions, and forge lasting connections between graduate scholars within the state.

Co-directed by Elisse La Barre and Leslie La Barre, Eureka! will conclude with a keynote address and discussion by composer Sean Friar and a session with ensemble-in-residence, Amaranth String Quartet

There was an overwhelming response to this initiative. Eureka! received applications from the following institutions: 
UC, Davis 
UC, Santa Barbara 
UC, Santa Cruz 
UC, San Diego 
UC, Irvine
UC, Los Angeles
UC Riverside
San Francisco Conservatory 
CSU, East Bay 
Claremont Graduate University 




University of California, Santa Cruz


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 We welcome Sean Friar as the 2015 Keynote Speaker

Resident String Ensemble: Amaranth String Quartet 

Katie von Braun 

Abigail Shiman 

Erica Zappia 

Helen Newby

Graduate Music Students

Presentations on a wide range of musical topics, and from any discipline of graduate study in music are encouraged. Graduates are invited to present their independent research through three presentation methods: paper/oral presentations, lecture recitals, and scores.


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