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Munir Gur

Munir’s main academic interest lies in the examination of sonic representations revolving around ideological symbolisms. His current research investigates the jazz scene in Turkey as a microcosm in which he observes the interplay of music and ideology, contesting positionalities in various nationalism(s) and cosmopolitanism(s), class conflict and differing forms of conservatism.

Russ Gavin

Dr. Russell Gavin is the Dr. Arthur P. Barnes Director of Bands at Stanford University. Gavin holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University, a Master of Music in Euphonium Performance from the University of Notre Dame, and a Bachelor of Music Education from Auburn University. His public school teaching experiences include Director of Bands/Fine Arts Chair at Eufaula High School (Eufaula, AL) and Director of Bands at South Girard Middle School (Phenix City, AL).

Rodrigo F. Cádiz

Rodrigo F. Cádiz (1972) is a composer, researcher and engineer. He studied composition and electrical engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago and he obtained his Ph.D. in Music Technology from Northwestern University. His compositions, consisting of approximately 40 works, have been presented at several venues and festivals in Latin America, North America and Europe.

Michael Galisatus

Michael Galisatus is Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the College of San Mateo, directing both the college big bands and the wind ensemble. Prior to his appointment at the College of San Mateo, Mr. Galisatus produced award winning ensembles at various San Francisco Peninsula schools including Aragon, El Camino, and South San Francisco High Schools, and directed jazz ensembles at San Francisco State University and The College of Notre Dame.

Paul Phillips

Appointed Director of Orchestral Studies and Associate Professor (Teaching) of Music at Stanford University in 2017, Paul Phillips is a conductor, composer, and author who has conducted more than 60 orchestras, opera companies, and ballet troupes worldwide, including the San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra and Choir, Orquesta Sinfónica de Salta (Argentina), Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Opera Providence, as well as numerous choruses.

Akwasi Papa Abrefah

Akwasi Papa Abrefah is a steelpan instructor, performer, and band director based in the Bay Area. He was born in Oakland, California and raised in Richland, WA where, at the age of 9, he started playing steelpan - known commonly as steeldrums in the United States. Through middle school and high school, he traveled around the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. playing with bands OK 2 Botay and Bram Bratá before coming to Stanford where he continued with Cardinal Calypso.

Ge Wang

Special fields: computer music, artful design, programming languages and software design for music, human-computer interaction, virtual reality, laptop orchestra, mobile music, physical interaction design, visualization, ethics and aesthetics of shaping technology, education at the intersection of engineering, art, and the humanities.
 

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