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DMA Faculty

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.

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.


David Kant is a composer and performer based in Santa Cruz, CA. His work is interested in the intersection of art, music, and computation, and explores the music of chaotic circuit networks, the soundscapes of bioluminescent phytoplankton, and machine deconstructions of his favorite pop songs.

Professor of Music

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

Professor of Music

Sample Recordings: 


James Tyler and Nina Treadwell, renaissance lutes