Composition Department


Faculty Listing

Current Faculty
Claude Baker, 1988-
Don Freund, 1992-
David Dzubay, 1992-
P. Q. Phan, 1999-
John Gibson, 2001-
Aaron Travers, 2009-
Chi Wang, 2019-
Tansy Davies, 2019-

Former Faculty
Bernhard Heiden, '46-'81
Thomas Beversdorf, '51-77
Roy Harris, '57-'60
Juan Orrego-Salas, '61-'87
Iannis Xenakis, '67-'72
John Eaton, '70-'92
Frederick Fox, '74-'97
Harvey Sollberger, '83-'92
Donald Erb, '83-'88
Jeffrey Hass, '87-'19
Eugene O’Brien, '87-'19
Marta Ptaszynska, '97-'98
Sven-David Sandström, '99-'08

Visiting Faculty
Earle Brown, '82
Samuel Adler, '98-'99
Daniel Godfrey, '98
James Mobberley, '98
Marilyn Shrude, '98
Augusta Read Thomas, '98
Brenton Broadstock, '99
Steve Rouse, '99
Keith Fitch, '01
Sydney Hodkinson, '02
Chinary Ung, '05-'06
Richard Wernick, '05-'06
Christopher Cook, '06-'07
David Ward-Steinman, '06-'09
Michael Gandolfi, '08
Gabriela Ortiz, '08
Sven-David Sandström, '12-'18





The distinguished composition faculty in the Jacobs School of Music is committed to providing the best environment, training and opportunities for young composers, acting individually as teachers and mentors, and together as a department.

David Dzubay
David Dzubay
Professor of Music (Composition); Chair, Department of Composition
East Studio Building, JS311

Claude Baker
Claude Baker
Class of 1956 Chancellor's Professor of Music (Composition)
East Studio Building, JS232

Tansy Davies
Tansy Davies
Associate Professor of Music (Composition)
East Studio Building, JS419

Don Freund
Don Freund
Professor of Music (Composition)
East Studio Building, JS436

John  Gibson
John Gibson
Associate Professor of Music (Composition: Electronic and Computer Music); Director, Center for Electronic and Computer Music
Musical Arts Center, MC012

Larry Groupé
Larry Groupé
Associate Professor of Music (Composition: Music Scoring for Visual Media)
East Studio Building, JS328

Eugene O'Brien
Eugene O'Brien
Professor of Music (Composition)

P. Q. Phan
P. Q. Phan
Professor of Music (Composition)
East Studio Building, JS423

Aaron Travers
Aaron Travers
Associate Professor of Music (Composition)
East Studio Building, JS433

Chi Wang
Chi Wang
Assistant Professor of Music (Composition: Electronic and Computer Music)
Music Addition, MA163

Alicyn Warren
Alicyn Warren
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music (Composition: Electronic and Computer Music)
Musical Arts Center, MC209