Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Irving Fine Professor of Music
DMA, Columbia University
Eric Chasalow, an award-winning composer and the Irving Fine Professor of Music, was appointed dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 2014. Since becoming part of the Brandeis faculty in 1990, Chasalow has shared his passion for electro-acoustic and traditional music composition with the Brandeis community, serving as chair of the music department from 1996 to 2002.
In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in theory, composition and electronic music, Chasalow serves as the director of the internationally recognized Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio (BEAMS). His reach also extends beyond the music department: Chasalow recently completed a two-year term as chair of the Faculty Senate and has served on both the strategic planning steering committee (2012-13) and Provost’s University Advisory Committee (2011-13).
Chasalow earned a BA from Bates College, and an MA and DMA from Columbia University.