Education & BACKGROUND

 

BEN LEEDS CARSON

Associate Professor, University of California at Santa Cruz

Department of Music

Affiliate in American Studies, Digital Arts

 

 

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University of California

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uc santa cruz email:   b l c (ucsc dot edu) 

 

EMPLOYMENT 

(Hired 2003)

Associate Professor of Music at University of California, Santa Cruz

Composition, perception, critical studies, digital arts, popular culture, music theory

2002

Lecturer in music theory, Department of Music, UC Riverside

 

Lead Lecturer in frosh core writing: Thurgood Marshall College (UC San Diego): National identity and popular culture.

 

1999

Researcher/Artist-in-residence — IRCAM (Institute de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique), Laboratoire de Perception. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

 

Teaching Associate, Music Department, UCSD: Seminar in Composition

 

EDUCATION

2001

Ph.D. in Music, University of California, San Diego. Dissertation Committee: Roger Reynolds, Gerald Balzano, Harvey Sollberger, Michael Davidson

1995

Master of Music, University of Washington. Thesis Committee Chair:  John Rahn

1993

Bachelor of Arts (Music), Willamette University (Salem, OR). Thesis Advisor John Peel

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

Selected Honors, Awards, and Grants

2011

2009-10

2008

 

2007

2005 

2004

Excellence in Teaching Award, from UCSC’s Center for Teaching and Learning

Faculty Senate Special Research Grant recipient

Excellence in Teaching (Official Nominee); Arts Research Initiative Grantee, UC Santa Cruz

Arts Research Initiative Major Project Grantee, UC Santa Cruz

Arts Research Initiative Grantee; Faculty Senate COR Research Grantee, UC Santa Cruz

Faculty Senate COR Research Grantee, UC Santa Cruz

 

2001

 

First Prize, British and International Bass Festival/International Bass Society, London, England: Detáler (contrabass and chamber orchestra)

2000

Center for the Humanities Dissertation Fellow, UC San Diego

Featured Young Composer, 25th Anniversary Festival of New Music, State University of New York, Buffalo

1999

Visiting Artist Grantee, French Ministry of Culture/Centre Georges Pompidou

1998

Robert Erickson Prize for Excellence in Research (UC San Diego)

1993

Key to the University Outstanding service to Willamette University