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

Professional Interests: John Cage, 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
Associate Professor, Composer
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
Chris Brown Chris Brown
Professor of Music
Co-Director, Center for Contemporary Music
Sabbatical Fall 2014
Music 243
510.430.2330, cbmus@mills.edu

Professional Interests: Composition and improvisation, interactive electronic music, musical instrument building and new instrumental resources, sound installations, algorithmic composition, 21st century performance practice, world music
James Fei James Fei
Associate Professor, Electronic Arts
Program Head of Intermedia Arts
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
Fred Frith Fred Frith
Professor of Music
Music 275
510.430.2142, frith@mills.edu
Sabbatical Spring 2015

Professional Interests: Composition and songwriting; the performance of both composed and improvised music; collaboration in the fields of theater, dance, and film; improvisational pedagogy
Nalini Ghuman Nalini Ghuman
Associate Professor of Music
Music 265
510.430.2332, nalinig@mills.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-4:00 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 
Maggi Payne Maggi Payne
Professor of Music
Co-Director, Center for Contemporary Music
Luther Brusie Marchant Professorship
Music 232
510.430.2187, maggi@mills.edu
Office Hours: Wednesday 5:15-7:15 and by appointment

Professional Interests: Interdisciplinary electroacoustic composition and performance; the creation of works for electronic and visual media; music recording and editing

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Visiting Scholars & Artists
India Cooke India Cooke
Lecturer, Spring
510.430.2171, indiac@earthlink.net
Office Hours: by appointment only

Professional Interests: African American music and culture, violin performance, improvisation
Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros
Visiting Professor, Fall
Office Hours: Not teaching in Spring

Professional Interests: Composition, the advancement of women in music and all the arts, frog ponds

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 chorographers and visual artists

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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

Kathleen Baumgardner
Faculty Administrative Assistant
Music 137, 510.430.2171, kbaumgar@mills.edu

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Last Updated: 5/28/15