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Graduate Music Faculty
David Bernstein David Bernstein
Professor of Music
Music 264
510.430.2025, davidb@mills.edu
Office Hours: Monday 1:00-3:00 and by appointment

Professional Interests: John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, American Experimentalism, avant-garde music and aesthetics, Arnold Schoenberg's tonal theories, post-tonal theory and analysis, 20th-century music literature, the history of late 19th- and early 20th-century harmonic theory


John Bischoff John Bischoff
Professor, Composer
Luther Brusie Marchant Professorship
Music 244
510.430.2331, bischoff@mills.edu
Office Hours: Thursday 1:00-3:00 and by appointment

Professional Interests: Composition; electronic music for solo performers, computer network bands, and instrumental ensembles; alternative tuning systems; electroacoustic instrument construction
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James Fei James Fei
John and Martha Davidson Professorship
Professor of Intermedia and Electronic Arts
Department Head of Music
Program Head of Art and Technology
Music 231
510.430.2329, jfei@mills.edu
Office Hours: Thursday 4:00-5:30 and by appointment

Professional Interests: Composition, improvisation, sound installation, live electronic music, recording, intermedia
Audio Clip—The Nerve Meter  
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Nalini Ghuman Nalini Ghuman
Frederick A Rice Professorship
Professor of Music
Music 265
510.430.2332, nalinig@mills.edu
Office Hours: Monday 2:30-3:30, Wednesday 11:00 am-12:00 pm and by appointment

Professional Interests: Nineteenth- and 20th-century western classical music and opera; solo and chamber piano performance; ethnomusicology (particularly North Indian vocal music and Welsh folk music); cultural studies; post-colonial perspectives on musical orientalism, nationalism, and cross-cultural musical exchange
Roscoe Mitchell Roscoe Mitchell
Professor of Music
Darius Milhaud Professorship
Music 276
510.430.2200, rmitchell@mills.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00-9:00 and by appointment

Professional Interests: Composition and the performance of composed and improvised music 
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Visiting Scholars & Artists

Zeena Parkins
Distinguished Visiting Artist, Spring
Music 275
510.430.2142, zenpark1@me.com
Office Hours: by appointment

Professional Interests: Composition; Improvisation; Sound installations; recording; sound processing; inventing new harps; performances of music: acoustic/electric, analog/digital, composed/improvised; writing scores for film, theater and dance with a particularly strong commitment to collaborative work with choreographers and visual artists



Laetitia Sonami
Professor of Music
Music 243
Office Hours: by appointment

Professional Interests: Composition, strategies for live performance of electronic music, new interfaces and wearables, interactive systems, sound installations in the pubic sphere, intermedia, collaborations with writers, film makers and dancers.



Jennifer L. Wilsey
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Music 248
Office Hours: by appointment

Professional Interests: Deep Listening; contemplative practices in the arts and higher education; pedagogies and practices of improvisation, musicianship, and music theory.


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Steed Cowart
Concert Coordinator
Music 138, 510.430.2334, steed@mills.edu

Les Stuck
Technical Director
Music 233, 510.430.2336, les@mills.edu

Stephanie Neumann
Faculty Administrative Assistant
Music 137, 510.430.2171, sneumann@mills.edu

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Last Updated: 8/15/18