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PhD Student in Cross-Cultural Musicology
PhD Candidate in Cross-Cultural Musicology

As a student in the cross-cultural musicology program, I value contributions from multiple disciplines.

Interests: Italian-American communities, accordion, Neapolitan song, opera.

PhD Student in Cross-Cultural Musicology
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
DMA Candidate in Composition
PhD Candidate in Cross-Cultural Musicology
PhD Student in Cross-Cultural Musicology
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.

PhD Student in Cross-Cultural Musicology

Joseph Finkel is a second year Ph.D. student studying musicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts at degree at Youngstown State University in Ohio and his Master of Arts degree at Arizona State University.

DMA Student
DMA Candidate in Composition
DMA Student in Composition
DMA Student
MA Student in Performance Practice (Percussion)
MA Student in Performance Practice (Voice)
PhD Candidate in Cross-Cultural Musicology
DMA Student
DMA Candidate in Composition
PhD Student in Cross-Cultural Musicology
Ph.D. Candidate, Teaching Fellow

Ryan Lambe is a Ph.D. Candidate studying cross-cultural musicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His dissertation is an ethnographic study of performance and emotion in US queer open mics examined through queer and critical race lenses.

PhD Student in Cross-Cultural Musicology

David Long has been an accompanist, music director, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator in the Santa Cruz County and greater Bay Area since 2002.

PhD Student in Cross-Cultural Musicology
PhD Candidate in Cross-Cultural Musicology

Alexander (Alec) Nunes is a Ph.D. candidate in cross-cultural musicology. Until recently, his research examined Japanese American traditional music practices in California as its participants navigated tradition, gender, sexuality, white supremacy, and the legacy of anti-Asian sentiment.

PhD Student in Cross-Cultural Musicology
PhD Student in Cross-Cultural Musicology
PhD Student in Cross-Cultural Musicology
PhD Candidate in Cross-Cultural Musicology
DMA Candidate in Composition
PhD Student
PhD Student
DMA Candidate in Composition