Music Faculty

  • 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.

    His current...

  • 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.

  • Lecturer in Music - Violin and Viola
  • Lecturer in Music - Guitar

    Christopher Mallett has performed and taught throughout North America and Asia.  He has been featured as a soloist with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Symphony and the Hamden Symphony Orchestra. Christopher has done extensive outreach work with his guitar...

  • Lecturer in Music - Percussion
    Former affiliation: San Francisco Conservatory of Music

    Concurrent affiliation: Sonoma State University. Performances: with Terry Riley, Pauline Oliveros, Mose Allison, David Grisman, Joe Henderson, Roscoe Mitchell, John Abercrombie, and others; solos with San Francisco Taiko Dojo. Recent recording: In C, with Terry Riley and friends; Upon A Time,...

  • 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. With a geographical focus on Central Asia, the former Soviet Union, and the Balkans, she has conducted fieldwork in...

  • 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. in Anthropology from Columbia University in 2004, he joined the music faculty at University of California, Santa Cruz in 2005. ...

  • Professor of Music, UC Santa Cruz
    (Emeritus Strauss Professor of Music, Dartmouth College)

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