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MSMU ACMI TEAM

2024

Dr. Xenia Deviatkina-Loh | MSMUACMI President

Superb playing and a moving interpretation”  Limelight magazine. 

 

Award winning violinist Dr. Xenia Deviatkina-Loh has performed as soloist and recitalist in various venues across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US, and China. She also frequently performs with major ensembles and concert series around LA. As of 2021, she is a member of ECHOI — MEC’s ensemble-in-residence. In 2019, Dr. Deviatkina-Loh released her debut album under SHEVA Contemporary. A dedicated pedagogue, she has partaken in tours spanning regional NSW in Australia, regional Washington State, and Los Angeles, giving masterclasses, lectures, and recitals. She has presented at AWMAT (Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology) and ACMI, and was a fellow at the Lucerne Festival Academy, the Atlantic Music Festival, SICPP (Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice), and NMFS (New Music for Strings). Recently, she was invited to serve as a Panelist for the International Grand Music Festival in Indonesia, and the Irvine Conservatory International Music Competition. She is currently a Teaching Artist at the Beckman YOLA Center, and a Principle Musician at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Dr. Deviatkina-Loh received her Bachelors of Music Performance degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music; her Masters of Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Music, London; and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at UCLA.

Dr. Kim Nguyen-Tran | MSMUACMI Vice President

Kim Nguyen Tran is a scholar, arts educator/administrator, and organizer based in the Los Angeles area. Her work centers around how the arts and storytelling shape our cultural memories, give meaning to our histories, and help us to imagine our futures. She holds a M.A and Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and a B.A. in Music/PreMed from Dartmouth College. She has taught at UCLA (Asian American Studies, Asian Languages & Literatures, Ethnomusicology); Glendale Community College (Music History); University of Washington (Asian Languages and Literature) and Mount Saint Mary’s University (Music and Culture). She is Associate Director and Resident Ethnomusicologist for Bridge to Everywhere, and is a founding member of the Missing Piece Project.

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