Music Direction | Current Students



Trevor Bourland

Trevor P. Bourland is a music director, composer, and vocalist originally from Phoenix, AZ. He received a Bachelor of Music for Composition with an emphasis in Vocal Studies from the University of Arizona in 2021, where he studied under composer Daniel Asia, exploring his passion for modern avant-garde music while pursuing musical theatre music direction under Jamie Reed at Arizona Repertory Theater. I am a third-year student at UCI.

Sain Leyva

I was born in 1998 in Puebla, Mexico.  During my years as a clarinetist, I developed a great enthusiasm for conducting and really considered it as possible career path. I attended Universidad de las Américas Puebla on full scholarship as a Music major with an emphasis on orchestral conducting. Each year, the orchestra was presented various concerts, including musical theatre, which ignited my passion for music, theatre, and dance. Finally, on my senior year, I was given the great honor to conduct the orchestra in the play All Shook Up. I am currently a second-year student at UCI.


What Our Alumni Say About Us

Leslie Wickham - Associate Music Director, Aladdin Nat’l Tour

"The resources at UCI offer ample opportunity to experiment and experience everything a theater music director exemplifies at the highest level. In my time I was able to direct, compose, arrange, work in a sound studio, and much more. A small studio allows for individual attention, while still allowing ample exploration".


Luke Shepherd - Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

"I was grateful to work with industry professionals who challenged me and stretched me. I gained new skills in music and sound production technology that have been invaluable to me in my work as a professional music director. I built lasting relationships with teachers and colleagues who have made me a more skilled music director, a more generous collaborator, and a better person”.