Faculty

Karen Desmond
Karen Desmond
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Music
781-736-3329 Slosberg Music Center, 237

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
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 (on leave spring 2021)
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.

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
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 musics.

Emily Frey
Emily Frey
Director of Graduate Studies in Musicology; Undergraduate Advisor, History Track (spring 2021)
Assistant Professor of Music
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
Undergraduate Advisor, Composition Track
Associate 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
Undergraduate Advisor, History Track (on leave spring 2021)
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, protest 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
Director of Graduate Studies in Composition & Theory (spring 2021)
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

Justin Casinghino

Expertise: Theory and analysis.

Davide Ianni

Expertise: Electroacoustic music.

Emeriti