Alkis Nicolaides
DMA Lecturer, Performer-Composer

Alkis Nicolaides is a performer, composer and improviser from Nicosia, Cyprus. His work is influenced by an array of genres, Metal, Rock, Jazz, Contemporary Classical and Experimental Music. His music focuses on high-intensity improvisational environments with rhythmic considerations... Continue reading »

Paul Novros
Jazz: Saxophone

Paul Novros has been active in all areas of jazz—performing, arranging, composing and teaching. He is currently completing a major text on jazz improvisation titled The Craft of Jazz Improvisation. Continue reading »

Phil O'Connor
InstrumentalArts: Clarinet

Phil O'Connor, has enjoyed a successful career performing in a wide array of musical environments. As a recording musician, his work is heard throughout all forms of major media. He has an extensive and eclectic place among his peers involved in the recorded arts. Phil has performed more than... Continue reading »

Darek Oles
Jazz: Bass

Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz was born on February 20, 1963 in Wroclaw, Poland. At the age of five Darek began his music education at the State Music School in Wroclaw. Piano was his first instrument, but later he played guitar, electric bass and finally at eighteen years old, he switched to... Continue reading »

Michael Pisaro
Director, Composition and Experimental Sound Practices Specialization
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Michael Pisaro was born in Buffalo in 1961. He is a composer and guitarist, and a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble. He has composed over 80 works for a great variety of instrumental combinations, including several pieces for variable instrumentation. A particularly large category of... Continue reading »

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