Profiles in "Contemporary Music" Expertise Area

  • Paine has a joint appointment in interactive sound and digital media in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and in composition in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at ASU. He directs the Acoustic Ecology Lab @ ASU.
  • Equally at home in opera, musical theatre, symphony, pops and ballet, Brian DeMaris currently serves as Principal Conductor of Anchorage Opera and Artistic Director of ASU's Music Theatre and Opera program in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre.
  • “About as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets” (NYT), Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) is perhaps the only composer whose collaborations span Philip Glass, Bill T. Jones, Savion Glover and Lady Gaga.
  • Called a superstar of the trumpet, multi-genre international soloist, chamber musician, crossover artist, orchestral musician and clinician, Burgstaller is best known as a former trumpeter and arranger for Canadian Brass.
  • Navarro is an educator and composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, who also develops intermedia works, performance art and installations.
  • Compitello is a percussionist interested in community building through collaboration. He coordinates the percussion program at ASU and is active as a performer, teaching artist, and administrator.
  • Charles Eppley (they/he) is an interdisciplinary art historian specializing in sonic art, disability studies, and digital culture.