Braun Music Center Rm. 224

Erik Ulman

Advanced Lecturer
Area(s) of Expertise
Degrees / Education
Ph.D., Music Composition, University of California, San Diego, September 2000
M.A., Music Composition, UC San Diego, 1994
B.A. summa cum laude, Music and English and American Literature, UC San Diego, 1992

Erik Ulman is a Lecturer in Music at Stanford University.  He studied composition at UCSD with Brian Ferneyhough, and with Helmut Lachenmann at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule; he has taught at UCSD and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His music has been performed many notable interpreters, including the Arditti Quartet, Séverine Ballon, Claire Chase, the Formalist Quartet, Mari Kawamura, and Élise Roy.  Among his distinctions are a commission from the Fromm Foundation at Harvard, a Hewlett Fellowship at the Djerassi Program, and a portrait concert at the Museo Jumex in Mexico City in conjunction with its Cy Twombly retrospective; and he was the featured composer in the wasteLAnd concert series in Los Angeles for its 2016-17 season.  Ulman has published essays on music, film, and literature in various journals and books, and co-edited with Mark Applebaum an issue of Contemporary Music Review on compositional pedagogy; and he is also an experienced violinist, notably as a member of the sfSoundGroup.  Since 2004 Ulman and Marcia Scott have organized fourteen Poto Festivals, a forum for artists in diverse media ( ).