Faculty

Mark Berger
Mark Berger
Department Chair; Viola, Lydian String Quartet
Associate Professor of the Practice of Music
781-736-3211 Slosberg Music Center, 237

Expertise: Chamber music, contemporary performance techniques, music theory, music analysis, counterpoint, composition.

Eric Chafe
Eric Chafe
Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Music
781-736-3334 Slosberg Music Center, 218

Expertise: Music of Monteverdi, Bach, Wagner, seventeenth-century music, postromantic music, twentieth-century music, analysis.

Yu-Hui Chang
Yu-Hui Chang
Graduate Program Chair (Composition & Theory)
Professor of Composition
781-736-3317 Slosberg Music Center, 225

Expertise: Composition, theory and analysis.

Eric Chasalow
Eric Chasalow
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Irving G. Fine Professor of Music
781-736-3312 Slosberg Music Center, 236/Kutz, 219

Expertise: Composition, analysis, electronic and computer music.

Karen Desmond
Karen Desmond
Graduate Program Chair (Musicology); Undergraduate Advisor (History Track)
Assistant Professor of Music
781-736-3329 Slosberg Music Center, 222

Expertise: Medieval music and theory and its intellectual contexts, the writings and music of Jehan des Murs, Philippe de Vitry, Jacobus de Montibus and Guillaume de Machaut, manuscripts, paleography, notation, and digital editions, digital musicology, Schubert’s songs, popular music.

Robert Duff
Robert Duff
Conductor, University Chorus and Chamber Singers; Undergraduate Advisor (Vocal Performance Track)
Associate Professor of the Practice of Music
781-736-3324 Slosberg Music Center, 210

Expertise: Choral music, conducting, vocal pedagogy, vocal repertoire.

Judith Eissenberg
Judith Eissenberg
Undergraduate Advisor (Cultural Studies Track); Director, MusicUnitesUS
Violin, Lydian String Quartet; Professor of the Practice of Music
781-736-3315 Slosberg Music Center, 126

Expertise: Chamber music performance and analysis, world music.

Erin Gee
Erin Gee
Undergraduate Advisor (Composition Track)
Assistant Professor of Composition
781-736-3335 Slosberg Music Center, 220

Expertise: Composition, theory and analysis.

Joshua Gordon
Joshua Gordon
Undergraduate Advisor (Instrumental Performance Track)
Cello, Lydian String Quartet; Professor of the Practice of Music
781-736-3338 Slosberg Music Center, 126B

Expertise: Chamber music, teamwork and ensemble interaction, performance psychology and preparation for concerts and auditions, music appreciation and understanding (theory, structure, character, expression, ear training, rhythm, intonation), educational outreach.

Neal Hampton
Neal Hampton
Conductor, Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra
Associate Professor of the Practice of Music
781-736-3328 Slosberg Music Center, 235

Expertise: Conducting, musical theater composition, jazz history.

Sarah Mead
Sarah Mead
Undergraduate Advising Head; Director, Early Music Ensemble
Professor of the Practice of Music
781-736-2935 Slosberg Music Center, 229

Expertise: Historical performance practice, sixteenth-century music theory, viola da gamba, lyra-viol, renaissance ensembles, Baroque chamber music, choral conducting.

Paula Musegades
Paula Musegades
Assistant Professor in the Department of Music and the American Studies Program
781-736-3337 Slosberg Music Center, 224

Expertise: Film music, American music, popular music, twentieth-century music.

Robert Nieske
Robert Nieske
Director, Jazz Ensemble
Professor of the Practice of Music
781-736-3325 Slosberg Music Center, 235

Expertise: Jazz improvisation, composition, arranging and history, instrumental study.

David Rakowski
David Rakowski
Walter W. Naumburg Professor of Composition
(on leave 2017/18 academic year)
781-736-3339 Slosberg Music Center, 217

Expertise: Composition, theory and analysis.

Andrea Segar
Andrea Segar
Violin, Lydian String Quartet
Associate Professor of the Practice of Music
781-736-3313 Slosberg Music Center, 125

Expertise: Chamber music, performance and analysis.

Visiting Faculty

Davide Ianni

Expertise: Electroacoustic music.

Marc McAneny

Expertise: Theory and analysis.

Emeriti