Faculty

Karen Desmond
Karen Desmond
Department Chair; Undergraduate Advisor, History Track and Cultural Studies Track
Associate Professor of Music
781-736-3329 Slosberg Music Center, 237

Website: blog.arsmusicae.org

Expertise: History of music notation, late medieval French and English music and theory, paleography, music and ideas, digital editions, digital musicology.

Mark Berger
Mark Berger
Viola, Lydian String Quartet
Associate Professor of the Practice of Music
781-736-3211 Slosberg Music Center, 222

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

Eric Chafe
Eric Chafe
(on leave fall 2021 – spring 2022)
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
Director of Graduate Studies in Composition and Theory
Professor of Composition
781-736-3317 Slosberg Music Center, 225

Website: yuhuichang.com

Expertise: Composition, theory and analysis.

Eric Chasalow
Eric Chasalow
(on leave fall 2021 – spring 2022)
Irving G. Fine Professor of Music
781-736-3312 Slosberg Music Center, 236/Kutz, 219

Website: ericchasalow.com

Expertise: Composition, analysis, electronic and computer music.

Robert Duff
Robert Duff
Undergraduate Advisor, Vocal Performance Track; Conductor, University Chorus and Chamber Singers
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
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 musics.

Emily Frey
Emily Frey
Director of Graduate Studies in Musicology
Assistant Professor of Music
781-736-3321 Slosberg Music Center, 216

Expertise: Music of the "long" nineteenth century; Russian music, literature, and cultural history; history of opera; music and literature; music, politics, and law; Romanticism and realism; voice studies; music criticism; operatic acting.

Erin Gee
Erin Gee
(on leave fall 2021) Undergraduate Advising Head (spring 2022)
Associate Professor of Composition
781-736-3335 Slosberg Music Center, 220

Website: erin-gee.com

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

Official Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra Website

Expertise: Conducting, musical theater composition, jazz history.

Sarah Mead
Sarah Mead
Undergraduate Advising Head (fall 2021) (on leave spring 2022)
Director, Early Music Ensemble; Professor of the Practice of Music
781-736-2935 Slosberg Music Center, 229

Website: nb-viols.org

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

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
Undergraduate Advisor, Composition Track
Walter W. Naumburg Professor of Composition
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

Taylor Ackley plays the mandolin
Taylor Ackley
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Slosberg Music Center, 224

Website: taylorackleymusic.com

Expertise: Composition, ethnomusicology.

Bradford Garvey poses in a garden
Bradford Garvey
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Slosberg Music Center, 218

Expertise: Ethnomusicology.

Matthew Heck smiles for the camera
Matthew Heck
Lecturer in Music
Slosberg Music Center, 220

Expertise: Historical musicology, Soviet era composers.

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