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CalArts Gallery Night

California Institute of the Arts is renowned internationally as a game-changer in the education of professional artists. The transformative cultural impact of our alumni shows why: We bring out visionary creative talent unlike any other university, school or conservatory. An all-inclusive community for a diversity of authentic voices, CalArts today offers more than 70 comprehensive degree programs in the visual, performing, media and literary arts.

Lyle Ashton Harris: Flash of the Spirit at Salon 94

Artist and CalArts alum Lyle Ashton Harris (Art MFA 90) returns to self-portraiture in Flash of the Spirit, the artist’s inaugural exhibition at Salon 94 Bowery in New York. Harris’ series of photographs, in which he poses in a collection of African masks, are described in The New...

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CalArtians Nominated for 61st Annual Grammy Awards

The 61st Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced this morning (Dec. 7). While the list of nominees is extensive, we've already spotted several CalArtians among the nominees who are being recognized for their contributions to the music industry. CalArts alum Greg Kurstin, one of today's...

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Andreas Levisianos

Andreas Levisianos
Performer-Composer DMA

As far as I know this is the only composer-performer doctorate program that exists. It’s not a typical dual degree; instead it combines the two notions. As a composer, pianist and a conductor, I was presented with the...