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UC Faculty, Friends Impress At Global Arts Concert


The UC Merced Global Arts Studies Program presented its sixth annual Global Arts in Concert last week at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center in downtown Merced.

The show was extraordinary and enjoyed by the many who were lucky enough to attend. The concert featured vocalist Cheryl Lockett — a local music entertainer, recording artist, and instructor. Lockett performed the music of Heitor Villa Lobos, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Henry Mancini, Billie Eilish, Monteverdi, and more.

The Global Arts Studies Program (GASP) at UC Merced provides a holistic and interdisciplinary study of the many arts practices of the world. The program provides opportunities for students to perform, present, and analyze artistic practices in multiple media and to investigate how these practices have been affected by social, political, and economic structures. GASP is a unique curriculum in the University of California system because it integrates diverse subjects usually housed in different departments, including art history, musicology, performance studies, and media studies.

For more information, email Kim McMillon at: [email protected] and/or Jayson Beaster-Jones at: [email protected].

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