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Music Grad Students

M.A. Performance Practice - Conducting Student
M.A. Composition Student
D.M.A Composition Student
M.A. Performance Practice Student
Ph.D. Candidate
PhD. Student
Ph.D. Candidate

I arrived in Santa Cruz from Bogotá where I taught courses in music appreciation, musical cultures of the world, and “common practice” harmony, among others. My current research interest is in the politics of representation involved in the making of non-Colombian styles of cumbia.

D.M.A. Student
Ph.D. Student
MA composition student
D.M.A. Student
Ph.D. Candidate and Teaching Fellow

Madison Heying is a Teaching Fellow and PhD candidate in Cultural Musicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research focuses on electronic and experimental music.

Ph.D Ethnomusicology Student
Ph.D. Student
D.M.A. Student

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.

D.M.A. Student

Sarang Kim (b.1986) is a composer, piano accompanist, and Korean percussionist. She is currently a DMA student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and graduated with a Masters of Music in Composition and Theory from Ewha Women's University, Korea, in 2013.

D.M.A. Student

A Korean composer Sanguk Kim writes various types of music based on his Korean traditional heritage. He has widened his activities not only concert music, but also music collaborated with film, dance, and theater.

MA student, Performance Practice (trumpet)
Ph.D., ABD Musicology
Ph.D. Student
PhD Candidate, Teaching Fellow

Michael Lindsey is an ethnomusicologist and doctoral candidate at UCSC. His primary research focuses on the musical traditions of South Asia, with a specific interest in the performance practices of the tabla and Kabuli rabab.

M.A. Ethnomusicology Student
Ph.D. Student

Early Music Performer, I travelled around the world to meet musician from different classical music cultures, creating discussions about common issues.

D.M.A. student

James “Ike” Minton is a composer, keyboardist, and oboist. Currently a D.M.A. student in composition at the University of California Santa Cruz, he has also studied at Southern Illinois University and the University of Hawai’i Mānoa.

MA student, Composition
D.M.A. Student
Ph.D. Candidate
Ph.D. Student
D.M.A. Student
D.M.A. Student, http://pablorubiovargas.weebly.com/
D.M.A World Music Composition Student
PhD student
D.M.A. student

Andrew C. Smith is a composer and keyboardist living in Santa Cruz, California. His music often involves just intonation tunings, repetition, and connections with language. He co-organizes the composer-run record label and concert producer Indexical.

D.M.A Composition Student
D.M.A. Student