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-improviser who performs on the slide trombone and computer. Active in a variety of ensembles as leader or collaborator, he creates music for improvisers and engages new technologies of telepresence and digital networking. His music has been praised by critics in numerous jazz and contemporary music publications, and recorded on labels such as Clean Feed, Cuneiform, and Circumvention.  For more information, please visit www.mdessen.com.

Teaching:

Composition and improvisation; musicianship skills; critical and cultural studies; 20th century experimental music, including Jazz.

Title: 
Associate Professor, Robert and Marjorie Rawlins Chair of Music
Specialization: 
Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology
Phone: 
(949) 824-6870
E-mail: 
mdessen@uci.edu
Location: 
3023 Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)