UC Irvine and academics

I am fortunate to work at the University of California, Irvine, where I am a Professor in the Department of Music in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

In the Music Department, I’m part of the core faculty for the PhD program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology” (ICIT), which “embraces diverse forms of music making, challenging conventional distinctions between classical composition, computer music, improvisation, and jazz.” I’m also part of our Jazz faculty and the Jazz Program Coordinator (starting in 2023), and I teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including a General Education course for non-music majors. I share many syllabi from my UCI courses on this website, because I have often benefited from seeing other people’s syllabi.

Beyond teaching, other roles I have held at UCI include Chair of the Music Department, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the School of the Arts, Graduate Advisor for the Music Department, and (currently) Director of the Gassmann Electronic Music Studios.

Puentes Telemáticos / Telematic Bridges

This summer program links music students from Santa Ana High School in California with peers in Colombia, exploring the pedagogical and intercultural potentials of telepresent collaboration. My co-directors and I started it in 2017.

Supporting networked music performance

Before 2020, relatively few of us were active in the niche field of networked music performance. During the first year of the pandemic, the work of teaching and supporting these evolving technologies with colleagues near and far suddenly took over much of my professional life. Fortunately, there are now exponentially more people working in this field, and the tools have improved a lot, but I still keep a Networked Music Performance Resources page on this website to house the various videos and docs that I have created.