Lecturer in Music Brian Riceis a highly acclaimed performer, educator, and recording artist and one of the most versatile percussionists in the Bay Area. Though best known as a specialist in Brazilian and Cuban music, Brian can be heard playing a multitude of styles and his percussion playing graces over 60 recordings.
Svanibor Pettan is a visiting professor at the University of California Berkeley in the Spring semester 2019 and teaches the course Music and Minorities in Europe. Otherwise, he is professor and chair in ethnomusicology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His academic degrees are from the universities in Croatia, Slovenia, and the United States, while his fieldwork sites include former Yugoslav lands, Australia, Egypt, Norway, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and the USA.
An expansive exhibition by 25 graduate students in the creative arts opens May 29 at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Students from studio art, design, music, creative writing, art history, theatre and cultural studies will be part of the annual show. It will include art installations, paintings, sculptures, graphic novels, political posters, music recordings, videos and presentations on art history. Several pieces invite audience participation, including one about elections.