Michael Dessen

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego; M.M., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; B.M., Eastman School of Music

Michael Dessen is a composer/trombonist who creates music for improvisers and explores the artistic potentials of technologies including live electronics, telematics and networked scores. His music has been praised by critics in numerous jazz and contemporary music publications, supported by grants and awards from Chamber Music America, New Music USA and the Fromm Foundation, and recorded on labels including Clean Feed, Cuneiform, pfMENTUM and Circumvention.

UCI teaching (course info and syllabi): sites.uci.edu/michaeldessen/
Artist website: www.mdessen.com

Title: 
Associate Professor, Robert and Marjorie Rawlins Chair of Music
Specialization: 
Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology
Phone: 
(949) 824-9884
E-mail: 
mdessen@uci.edu
Location: 
3023 Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)