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 technologies including live electronics, telematics and networked scores. For over two decades, he has composed and performed across a wide array of contexts, garnering critical praise and collaborating with leading artistic innovators. His music has been 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, Accretions and Circumvention.

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

Title: 
Professor
Specialization: 
Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology
Phone: 
(949) 824-6615
E-mail: 
mdessen@uci.edu
Location: 
3023 Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)