Department ofMusic


2018 New Music Festival Features Guest Composer Eve Beglarian

The Department of Music, in conjunction with the Center for Arts and Humanities 2018 Salon Series: Culture, Power, Difference, presents the 2018 New Music Festival, Play Like a Girl, featuring guest composer Eve Beglarian. This three-day festival taking place from January 31 to February 2, will explore issues of music, gender, and race and feature SCU student and faculty performers.

On Wednesday, January 31 at Music @ Noon, Eve will present and discuss two works from her Vicksburg, Mississippi project on race in the American South - On the Battlefield and From the Same Melancholy Fate. In addition to Eve’s music, the Thursday night concert on February 1st, will feature works by faculty composers Scot Hanna-Weir, Vivian Fung, and John Kennedy. The Friday evening concert on February 2nd, - Play Like a Girl - is titled after one of Eve’s compositions that will be featured that evening. Many of Eve’s compositions that explore gender and racial justice will be performed that evening.

According to the Los Angeles Times, composer and performer Eve Beglarian “is a humane, idealistic rebel and a musical sensualist.” She has been awarded the 2017 Herb Alpert Award in Music for her “prolific, engaging and surprising body of work.” Anne Midgette of the Washington Post describes Eve’s work this way: "An experimental composer and performer, Beglarian writes genre-defying, intimate music that resists categorization: a collage of sound and effect, voice and electronics, written for everything from a rock band to a found recording, and sometimes responding to collaborators such as Maya Beiser or a concept like kayaking down the Mississippi River, which resulted in “BRIM: the river project.” Her ongoing “Book of Days” is creating a kind of musical devotional book-cum-diary in excerpts and musical vignettes with texts by creators including Rilke and the I Ching, expressed in an equally diverse musical vocabulary.”

For more information about Eve Beglarian and her work, visit



Wednesday, January 31

Music at Noon:  In Conversation with Eve Beglarian

Music Recital Hall


Thursday, February 1

Music of Eve Beglarian and faculty composers Scot Hanna-Weir, Vivian Fung, and John Kennedy

Music Recital Hall


Friday, February 2

Music of Eve Beglarian

2018 Salon Event

Music Recital Hall

7:30PM, reception to follow

For more information visit SCU Presents

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities

2018 Salon Series on “Culture, Power, Difference”