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Jocelyne Guilbault

Professor I am an ethnomusicologist and popular music studies scholar teaching at Berkeley since 1999. From 1984 to 1998 I taught at the University of Ottawa. My educational background includes bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Université de Montréal in my native Quebec, Canada, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Stressing a … Continue Reading »

Myra Melford

Professor Originally from Chicago and classically trained, Myra Melford is a composer with a singular, kinetic, and lyrical voice in piano improvisation. Chicago blues, architecture, jazz and experimental music inspire her work. She has released over 40 recordings, including more than 20 as a leader or co-leader, and maintains three bands: the celebrated quintet … Continue Reading »

James Q. Davies

Associate Professor I was born in Cape Town, taking my first degree (majoring in piano performance) at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, the city of my upbringing.Commonwealth scholarships allowed me to spend time in the UK: first at the RNCM in Manchester and then at the University of Cambridge where I began a … Continue Reading »

Cindy Cox

Professor Transparent yet richly multifaceted, Cindy Cox’s compositions synthesize old and new musical designs through linked strands of association, timbral fluctuation, and cyclic temporal processes. The natural world, ecology, and the concept of emergence inspire many of the special harmonies and textural colorations in her compositions, as in her piano trio la mar amarga, the … Continue Reading »

Edmund Campion Edmund Campion is a Professor of Music Composition and Director at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at the University of California, Berkeley. As a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, Mr. Campion composed for the Korean Traditional Contemporary Orchestra, an ensemble that features musicians performing on ancient instruments from Korea. The new work was … Continue Reading »

Benjamin Brinner

Professor How do musicians do what they do? This question has motivated much of my research, leading to the study of situated cognition. I am interested in the knowledge and processes that musicians use in performance, not as isolated units but in relation to one another. I am particularly fascinated by the dynamics of … Continue Reading »