Composition Department

Faculty Listing

Current Faculty
Eugene O’Brien, 1987-
Jeffrey Hass, 1987-
Claude Baker, 1988-
Don Freund, 1992-
David Dzubay, 1992-
P. Q. Phan, 1999-
John Gibson, 2000-
Aaron Travers, 2009-

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
Marta Ptaszynska, '97-'98
Sven-David Sandström, '99-'08

Visiting Faculty
Earle Brown
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-'16





P. Q. Phan

Professor of Music (Composition)

Phan, P. Q.


Contact Information:
East Studio Building, JS423



  • D.M.A., Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Michigan, 1993
  • M.A., Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1993
  • M.M., Master of Music, University of Michigan, 1989
  • B.M., Bachelor of Music, University of Southern California, 1987

Recipient of 1998 Rome Prize, ASCAP awards; grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ohio Arts Councils, Charles Ives Center for American Music, and fellowships from the Macdowell Colony. Guest composer: the 99 Asian New Music Festival in Tokyo Japan, the 99 & 97 New Music Festival at Hamilton College (New York), the '96 residency with the Kronos Quartet at University of Iowa - Hancher Auditorium, the '95 Asian Composers' Forum in Sendai - Japan, the '94 New Music Festival at UC Santa Barbara, the '92 Music Lives in Pittsburgh. Performances by the Kronos Quartet, the BBC Scottish, Radio France, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, Hanoi Conservatory Orchestra. He has received commissions from the Kronos Quartet, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the American Composers Orchestra, the Greater East Lansing Symphony, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Samaris Piano Trio, the New York Youth Symphony, La Sierra University. Work recorded by the Kronos Quartet for Nonesuch.Former Faculty member, University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, Cleveland State University.

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