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Emeriti Music Faculty

Research Professor, Professor Emerita of Music, Director - Santa Cruz Baroque Festival

Baroque music and performance practices; historic keyboard repertoire (harpsichord, organ,and fortepiano); Indonesian music cultures; ethnomusicology; new and experimental music, including bio-music.

Professor Emeritus of Music

Algorithmic Composition, Musical Intelligence

Professor Emeritus of Music, Dean of the Arts, 1992 - 2007

The themes of his leadership have been the synergy of scholarship and practice, the richness of cultural diversity, the incorporation of new technology, and the planning and design of an outstanding center for the arts.

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 Emeritus of Music

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

Professor Emerita of Music

Musicologist Leta Miller specializes in 20th-century American music. Her latest book (2024) deals with the history of segregation in the American Federation of Musicians.

Professor Emeritus of Music

Nicole Paiement has gained an international reputation as a conductor of contemporary music and opera. Her numerous recordings include many world premiere works.

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

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


Teaching Professor Emeritus in Music, Musical Director, UCSC West Javanese Gamelan

Undang Sumarna’s life has been devoted to the study of gamelan performance.