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Music Faculty

Professor of Music

As a music historian and performer, Amy Beal specializes primarily in 20th-century music and American music.

Associate Professor of Music

Ben Leeds Carson's work as a composer and improviser is supported by a variety of research, including empirical studies in perception, theory of mind, and theory of musical form. Dr. Carson offers courses in theory and analysis, perception studies, and popular culture.

Assistant Professor of Music

David Dunn is a composer, artist, and bio-acoustic researcher. 
 

Assistant Professor of Music

Nicol Hammond is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Musicology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is an ethnomusicologist and popular music scholar specializing in South African popular, traditional, and choral music, and in feminist and queer studies.

Professor of Music

Karlton E. Hester, Ph.D. (composer/flutist/saxophonist), began his career as a composer and recording artist in Los Angeles where he worked as a studio musician and music educator. He received his Ph.D.

Professor of Music

David Evan Jones is a composer/theorist with diverse publications in chamber music, chamber opera, computer music, and computer-assisted composition.  Some of his theoretical and compositional work focuses on structural relationships between phonetics and music.

Conductor, University Orchestra

Active in a wide variety of music, Bruce has a national profile as a conductor and music educator from coast to coast, from classical repertoire at Carnegie Hall to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl conducting with Stevie Wonder and Latin superstars Juanes and Gloria Estefan.

Professor of Music

Hi Kyung Kim is a composer whose music often integrates Non-Western with Western music.

Professor of Music

Anatole Leikin specializes in Classical and Romantic performance practice, music history and theory, and piano performance.

Associate Professor of Music

Tanya Merchant is an ethnomusicologist whose research interests include music’s intersection with issues of nationalism, gender, identity, and the post-colonial situation.

Professor of Music

Paul Nauert is a music theorist and composer whose areas of interest include rhythm and meter, music cognition, and mathematical and computer models of compositional resources and procedures.

Associate Professor of Music , Music Department Chair, Hasan Endowed Chair in Classical Indian Music

Dard Neuman is the Hasan Endowed Chair in Classical Indian Music and Associate Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Receiving his Ph.D.

Professor of Music, UC Santa Cruz , Strauss Professor of Music, Emeritus, Dartmouth College

Larry Polansky (b. 1954) is a composer, theorist, teacher, writer, performer, programmer, editor and publisher.

 

Affiliated Music Faculty, Professor of the History of Conciousness
Assistant Professor of Music

Russell C. Rodríguez received his Ph.D. from the department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and was named a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in 2007.

Professor of Music

Sample Recordings: 

James Tyler and Nina Treadwell, renaissance lutes

https://vimeo.com/236283253/