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CSULB Chamber Choir Named "Choir of the World 2016"

The Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir, the premier student choir at CSULB, won the Choir of the World Competition at the recent Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales. After winning the Choir of the World competition in their first ever trip to the event, the choir received the prestigious Pavarotti Trophy. Jonathan Talberg, head of Choral, Vocal, and Opera Studies at CSULB – and the director of the Chamber Choir – said, "Winning the Choir of the World at the Llangollen Eisteddfod was a dream to me and to many of my students. In my 16 years at CSULB, I've never seen the choir more focused, more energized, or more committed to a singular goal." (read more)


CSULB School of Art Hosts 24 Hour Animation Contest

The 24 HOURS Animation Contest for Students 2016 kicked off at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, when participants were asked to create a 30-second film that included a wall, in one form or another, metaphorical or physical. Students around the world then set out to work in teams of five to create a 30-second animated film from scratch. In the end, 136 five-person teams from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Mexico competed with a total of 690 students from 29 participating schools. Contest winners were announced via YouTube on Oct. 11. (read more)


Interior Design Students Win Biomimcry Global Design Challenge

Students from the Industrial Design program - Jimmy Huynh, Brian Mar, Matthew Ulery, and Patrick Soriano received a $1,500 First Place award for their AquaCity Garden entry in this year’s Student “Living Product Challenge,” a new initiative of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, created inpartnership with the International Living Future Institute. The goal of the prize isto highlight designproducts that mimic nature’s design principles and function as elegantly as anything found in the natural world. The project began in David Teubner’s Design Methodology class and continued over to Steve Boyer’s studio in both the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. CSULB Design Students have placed highly in this international competition for the past three years running. (read more)


CSULB Jazz Wins Five Downbeat Awards

In Downbeat Magazine's 38th Annual Student Music Awards, the CSULB Jazz Studies program received five top recognitions this year. For the second consecutive year, the Concert Jazz Orchestra (CJO) was named Best Large Jazz Ensemble in the Gracuate College category, and Pacific Standard Time won for Outstanding Performance in the Graduate College division, making it the sixth year in a row, that CSULB's top vocal jazz group has won either Outstanding Performance or Best Vocal Jazz Ensemble. (read more)