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DMA Faculty

Professor of Music, Director of Graduate Studies

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 Emeritus of Music

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

Professor of Music

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