Faculty

The Music Composition and Technology faculty at UWM are recognized composers, working in both acoustic and electroacoustic music. Our compositional output is broad in scope, with compositions for orchestra and large ensembles, chamber ensembles, and soloists, along with innovative technology-based algorithmic, motion capture, and interactive improvisation works.

Composition students develop strong relationships with their professors through lessons, music technology courses, student-faculty performance ensembles, and faculty-directed research projects.

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William Heinrichs
research interests: alternative pitch organizations; alternative musical modeling, structures, and forms; extended orchestration
teaching: harmony, Materials of Contemporary Music, graduate theory seminars, individual composition lessons

jonathan-monhardt
Jonathan Monhardt
research interests: contemporary music literature and analysis, philosophy of music, psychology of music
teaching: harmony, Form and Analysis, Counterpoint, Orchestration, individual composition lessons

kevin-schlei
Kevin Schlei
research interests: creative interface development, sensor driven control, live electroacoustic music, synthesizer design
teaching: music technology, programming, generative art
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amanda-schoofs
Amanda Schoofs
research interests:
teaching: harmony, Introduction to Composition, Contemporary Music ensemble, individual composition lessons
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Greg Surges
research interests: generative music, digital signal processing, hardware synthesis, instrument building
teaching: music technology, music theory, individual composition lessons
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Jon Welstead
research interests:
teaching: music technology, individual composition lessons