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John Bischoff sits at a desk in an orange purple light. he is controlling a computer and surrounded by other instruments - midi keyboard, ukulele, tambourine
Mills College Music Department and Center for Contemporary Music Present
John Bischoff and Zeena Parkins-Laetitia Sonami Duo

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Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall

A clarinet player and keyboardist perform a multimedia piece before a projection screen at a Mills Music Now concert in Oakland, California.
Mills Music Now

From improvisation to world music to experimental sound art, this concert series pushes the boundaries of music as we know it.

A performing artist speaks before an engaged audience.
We Are the Voices

The We Are the Voices We Have Been Waiting For project connects Mills students with artists to collaborate around art and scholarship.

Actresses with the Oakland-based Ubuntu Theater Project clutch hands during a performance on stage on the Mills College campus.
Artist in Residence

Now accepting applications for 2020. Mills performing artist residencies support artists who represent the Bay Area’s rich diversity.


A view of the renovated Lisser Hall on the Mills College campus shows rows of red seats against a backdrop of arches. Lisser Hall Reopens Following Extensive Renovation Learn about the team effort behind the successful renovation and revitalization of historic Lisser Hall into a state-of-the-art performance venue.
Two female performing artists rehearse a modern dance piece, like that which Mills alumna Shirley Mordine taught in her Chicago-based dance company. Mills Dance Alumna Shirley Mordine Feted by Chicago Tribune “Any semblance of modern dance in this city is because of Shirley Mordine,” declares the Tribune in a compelling retrospective on her storied career.
A young woman reads into a mic from an open book. Mills Awarded Mellon Foundation Grant for Humanities Project With the Mellon Foundation award, Mills students and faculty will launch a multi-year project to connect with local and national performing artists.
Actor, director, playwright, and Mills professor Victor Talmadge provides notes to Mills College theater studies students in Oakland, California. Theater Professor Victor Talmadge in New CalShakes Production Tony Kushner’s contemporary adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan explores the deep conflict between goodness and survival.
Electronic music composer, performing artist, and Mills alumna Holly Herndon sings into a microphone while seated behind a laptop and music mixer. The New Yorker Hails Alumna Holly Herndon’s AI Collaboration Album “Herndon’s desire to see technology as neither the best thing ever nor the worst marks her as unusual,” says the magazine about her new album, PROTO.
A display of knobbed brass gongs called gamelan. This traditional Indonesian instrument is featured in works by Mills College alumnus Brian Baumbusch. Alumnus Brian Baumbusch Debuts New Commission at Other Minds San Francisco’s famous experimental music festival commissioned Baumbusch to create an evening-long multimedia piece, The Pressure, for Other Minds 24.
Choreographer, dance company founder, and visiting Mills professor Robert Moses strikes a pose with arms outspread and head tilted toward the sky. Choreographer Robert Moses Joins Mills Dance & Theater Department Internationally recognized choreographer, dancer, and dance company founder Robert Moses joins Mills this fall as a distinguished visiting professor.
group of musicians on stage Hear the Future of Music at Signal Flow This annual four-day festival features electronic, experimental, and visionary new music by graduating master’s degree candidates at Mills College.

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