Daniel Koppelman has experienced many different musical traditions, ranging from classical and popular to acoustic and electronic. His exploration has led him to search for new possibilities in performance, education, and creating music.

Koppelman's current interests include digital signal processing of acoustic piano and improvisation with various real-time controllers in conjunction with Cycling '74's Max/MSP and Ableton Live software. He has recorded for CRI, New World Records, Neuma Records, Capstone, SEAMUS, C74, Everglade, and Innova. His 2005 double album, "Escapement," was hailed by Keyboard Magazine as "engaging, intelligent, and unpretentious."

Koppelman has been a resident artist at STEIM in Amsterdam, the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, and the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts in La Jolla, Calif. In 2008, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach American music and the creative use of new technological tools in Odessa, Ukraine. An avid performer, Koppelman combines with Ruth Neville to form the duo runedako. The duo's recent CD, "Recombinant Nocturnes," features music for piano and electronics by Benjamin Broening.

Name Title Description

MUS-111A

Basic Musicianship I: Written

Introduction to music fundamentals, basic principles of voice leading, and harmonic progression through development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-111B

Basic Musicianship I: Aural

Introduction to music fundamentals, basic principles of voice leading, and harmonic progression through development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-111C

Basic Musicianship I: Keyboard

Introduction to music fundamentals, basic principles of voice leading, and harmonic progression through development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-112A

Bsc Musicianship II: Written

Ongoing study of voice leading, diatonic harmony, basic modulation, and small forms through continued development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-112B

Basic Musicianship II: Aural

Ongoing study of voice leading, diatonic harmony, basic modulation, and small forms through continued development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-112C

Bsc Musicianship II: Keyboard

Ongoing study of voice leading, diatonic harmony, basic modulation, and small forms through continued development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-113

Composition Seminar

Issues and topics relevant to contemporary music in general, current day compositional methods, techniques and literature in particular, and forum for presentation and discussion of works by invited guests, faculty, and students.

MUS-211A

Bsc Musicianship III: Written

Ongoing study of voice leading, chromatic harmony, advanced modulation, and small forms through continued development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-211B

Basic Musicianship III: Aural

Ongoing study of voice leading, chromatic harmony, advanced modulation, and small forms through continued development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-211C

Bsc Musicianship III: Keyboar

Ongoing study of voice leading, chromatic harmony, advanced modulation, and small forms through continued development of complementary skills in analysis, composition, improvisation, music technology, sight-singing, ear training, and at the keyboard.

MUS-212C

Bsc Musicianship IV: Keyboard

MUS-314

Projects in Music Technology

Focus on applied study of music technology, involving both individual and group lessons. Possible topics to include: digital audio recording/editing, advanced MIDI applications, performance with technology, and multimedia production. Students develop an extended creative project and produce appropriate documentation (live presentation, audio CD, interactive DVD, etc.) May be repeated for credit.

MUS-411

Contemporary Techniques

Introduction to the analysis of musical composition and performance practice in the 20th and 21st centuries. Topics include: extended tonality, atonality, serialism, minimalism, and electroacoustic music.

MUS-412

Senior Project

Capstone requirement of music theory and/or composition degree programs. Synthesis and culmination of undergraduate music study, especially as it relates to the area of specialty.

I believe in sharing my excitement for performing, teaching, and creating music.

  • Alester G. Furman, Jr. and Janie Earle Furman Meritorious Teaching Award, 2011
  • Fulbright Scholar, 2007-08, 2008-09
  • Phi Mu Alpha Orpheus Award, 2011, 2006
Education
Ph.D.
University of California at San Diego
M.M.
Indiana University
B.M.
San Francisco State University
Training Under
Aleck Karis and Cecil Lytle
University of California at San Diego
James Tocco
Indiana University
Wayne Peterson
San Francisco State University

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