2013-14 General Catalog

244 Music Center
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Program Description | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


Amy C. Beal
American music, 20th-century music, experimental and improvisatory performance practices, postwar and Cold War culture, German new music festivals and radio stations, piano performance, contemporary music ensemble

Linda C. Burman-Hall
Baroque music and performance practices; historic and new keyboard repertoire (harpsichord, organ, and fortepiano); Indonesian music cultures; ethnomusicology, biomusic

David H. Cope, Emeritus

Sherwood Dudley, Emeritus

Karlton E. Hester
Premeditated, electroacoustic, and spontaneous composition; flutes, saxophones, and interdisciplinary performance; improvisational and Afrocentric music theory, analysis and history. Artistic Director, Global African Music and Arts Festival/Symposium; UCSC/ISIM International Improvisation Festival/Conference.

Edward F. Houghton, Emeritus

David Evan Jones
Instrumental and computer-assisted composition, electro-acoustic music, world music composition, chamber opera, language and music, timbre and orchestration

Hi Kyung Kim
Composition, theory, contemporary music, analysis, orchestration, Korean music, world music composition, Founder and Artistic Director, Pacific Rim Music Festival

Anatole Leikin
Classical and romantic music history, theory, and performance practices, piano and fortepiano, Russian music

Leta E. Miller
Twentieth-century American music in the United States, 16th-century chanson and madrigal, music and science in the baroque period; C.P.E. Bach, Lou Harrison, music in San Francisco, modern and baroque flute

Gordon Mumma, Emeritus

Paul Nauert
Theory, composition; rhythm and meter; music cognition; mathematical and computer models of the compositional process

Nicole A. Paiement
Conducting; world premiere performance and recordings; contemporary chamber opera; interdisciplinary art; Founder and Artistic Director, Ensemble Parallèle

Larry Polansky
Composition, post-tonal theory, algorithmic music, American music, tuning theory, contemporary music, ensemble performance and performance practice, acoustic and electric guitar music, music editing and publishing, interdisciplinary collaboration, music and scientific research

John M. Schechter, Emeritus

Associate Professor

Benjamin L. Carson
Theory and composition, music perception, empiricism and subjectivity, Schoenberg, popular music, improvisation

Nina Treadwell
Renaissance through early baroque music history and performance practices, early plucked-string instruments (theorbo, renaissance, and baroque guitar; renaissance lute), 16th- and 17th-century Italian theatrical music, gender studies, women and music, literary and critical theory

Assistant Professor

Tanya H. Merchant
Ethnomusicology, musics of Central Asia, the former Soviet Union, and the Balkans, music and gender, identity, nationalism, globalization, and the institutionalization of music

Dard Neuman, Kamil and Talat Hasan Endowed Chair in Classical Indian Music
Ethnomusicology; Hindustani music; colonialism, nationalism, technology and performance; sitar


Nathaniel A. Berman
Concert choir

Bill Kalinkos

Paul D. Contos

William D. Coulter
Classical guitar

Greer Ellison
Flute, baroque and classical flutes

Maria V. Ezerova

Greta Feeney-Samuels

Barry L. Green
String bass

Thomas Horning

Erin Irvine

Robert Klevan
Wind ensemble, large jazz ensemble

Patrice L. Maginnis

Roy T. Malan
Violin, viola

George E. Marsh
Drumset, improvisation, rhythm theory, Inner Drumming, game theory, polyrhythms, Deep Listening

Patricia L. Mitchell

Stan E. Poplin
String bass, jazz ensembles

Richard Roper

Vanessa Ruotolo

Brian J. Staufenbiel
Voice, university opera theater

Undang Sumarna
West Javanese gamelan

Avi Tchamni
Theory, ethnomusicology

Susan C. Vollmer

William K. Winant
Orchestral percussion, percussion ensemble

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Visiting Professor

Aashish Khan 
North Indian classical music

Revised: 09/01/13