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D.M.A. Students

DMA Student in Composition

Rodrigo Barriga is a Mexican composer, and performer. His work explores group relationship and communication through the use of openness and guided improvisation.

DMA Student in Composition

Nina Barzegar is an Iranian composer and actress, and is currently a DMA student in Composition at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She also has a Bachelor of Piano Performance and a Master of Composition from the University of Tehran in Iran.

DMA Student in Composition

Keshav Batish is a multi-instrumentalist music-maker, whose work expresses networks of sonic kinship through dialogue across cultures, with emphasis on Afro-Asian diasporic interrelationships. He is a hereditary practitioner of South Asian musics, trained by his father Pt. Ashwin Batish.

DMA Candidate in Composition
DMA Student in Composition

Ben Dorfan is a composer, pianist, and music teacher. With a B.A. in Music from Oberlin College, he is currently pursuing his M.A. in Music Composition at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

DMA Student

Christopher Everingham is a composer, bassoonist, bass guitarist, and improvisor. Originally from Missoula, Montana, Christopher performed as the contrabassoonist for the Missoula Symphony from 2009 to 2019. In 2019, Christopher moved to California to study music at CalArts.

DMA Student
DMA Candidate in Composition
DMA Student in Composition
DMA Student
DMA Student, Iranian-born composer of acoustic and electronic music, Vahid Jahandari's works have been performed and recorded in North America, Europe, and Asia. Jahandari is a multi-instrumentalist and improviser working across genres and mediums. Jahandari's music has been selected and performed at numerous festivals, including ISCM World Music Days in Estonia, World Saxophone Congress in Croatia, SXSW, SEAMUS, SPLICE, and many more.
DMA Candidate in Composition
DMA Candidate in Composition
DMA Candidate in Composition

Alex Wand is a composer interested in folk music, multispecies flourishing, social practice art, and dance/multimedia collaborations.