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2015-16 Induction Ceremony
Percussionist Colleen Bernstein is a versatile musician, pursuing her passions as both an ambitious performer of contemporary music and an enthusiastic arts educator. In 2015, she won the Ludwig Albert Talent Prize at the Universal Marimba Competition, held in Sint-Truiden, Belgium. She also performed with the inaugural All-Star International Percussion Ensemble at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Earlier this year, Colleen was featured in duo performances with Béla Fleck in Rochester and Albany, NY.
Currently, Colleen curates a series of educational programs celebrating contemporary music in collaboration with The Strong National Museum of Play. She is also currently working with Marimba Productions Incorporated to develop and implement the Keyboard Percussion Pedagogy Initiative. Colleen is a Teaching Artist with The Learning Arts, a division of Associated Solo Artists, and she has volunteered as a Practice Buddy in the Eastman Community Music School Pathways Program.
Colleen performs often in the Eastman Philharmonia, Wind Ensemble, New Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and with OSSIA New Music. She attended the Chautauqua Music Festival in 2013, and was a Resident Artist Fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival in 2014. Also an active pianist, Colleen participated in the world premiere of Alejandro Vinao’s sextet, “Water,” with the Eastman Percussion Ensemble at the 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has also recorded as pianist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble.
As a member of Eastman’s FORTE program, Colleen will graduate this May and complete her student teaching in December 2016 to earn her degree in Applied Percussion and Music Education. She will also receive the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Certificate and the Performer’s Certificate. Colleen was awarded Eastman’s Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award in 2015. She is extremely grateful to all of her professors and leaders at Eastman, especially her primary teacher, Michael Burritt.
Julian Garvue is a jazz and classical pianist from Seattle, Washington. Also an aspiring theorist and educator, he will graduate with a double major in jazz performance and theory from the Eastman School of Music (ESM), where he studies as a Lois Rogers Scholar with professors Harold Danko and Bill Marvin. He is honored to be inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda this year.
In his time at Eastman, Julian has performed on dozens of classical and jazz Degree and Non-Degree recitals. In the past year, Julian has also performed as part of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble (EJE), sharing the stage with saxophonist Dave Glasser at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City and with pianist and arranger Jim McNeely in Kilbourn Hall at ESM. In 2014, Julian was one of ten Eastman students selected to perform in the school’s Chamber Jazz Ensemble with Grammy Award winning composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and keyboardist Scott Healy. This concert was subsequently released by Mr. Healy on his record label, Blue Dog Music (http://www.bluedogmusic.com) as Live at Kilbourn Hall.
In addition to his efforts as a pianist, Julian’s studies with Bill Dobbins in the past year have helped him grow immensely as a composer and arranger. Two of his arrangements were featured in EJE’s February concert, and a third will be featured in a Jazz Ensemble concert in the fall. His composition/arrangement “The Days Off Wine and Roses” was chosen as one of two student big band arrangements to be featured on the Jazz Department’s upcoming CD Jazz at Eastman 2016 alongside the world premiere recording of Bill Holman’s “Arbitration.”
Julian co-leads The Arsonists, a progressive jazz quintet that fuses modern jazz with rock and roll, reggae and J-music (http://www.arsonistsband.com). The Arsonists have played shows across the United States in New York, Boston, Seattle and San Francisco, and have gone on two west coast tours. They have also recorded two albums – the second one will be released later this year.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, soprano Rose Hegele is passionate about contemporary music performance, ethnomusicology research, and breaking down the boundaries between different musical genres and art forms. Rose is finishing her senior year at the Eastman School of Music with a double major in Vocal Performance and Musical Arts under guidance of Professor Katherine Ciesinski and Dr. Ellen Koskoff.
Since her freshman year, Rose has collaborated with Eastman student and faculty composers, premiering thirteen works throughout her undergraduate years. Rose’s passion for contemporary music led her to twice attend the soundSCAPE Composition and Performance Exchange in Maccagno, Italy, where she studied with esteemed soprano, Tony Arnold.
In Rose’s sophomore year, she added a Musical Arts major with a focus in Icelandic Contemporary Music in relation to Icelandic National Identity. As part of her research, Rose travelled to Iceland twice in 2015: the first time to study Icelandic at the University Centre of the Westfjords, and the second, to attend the Iceland Airwaves 2015 Festival in Reykjavík. She recently completed her degree thesis presentation, and she intends to further research the relationship between Icelandic rímur and rap.
During her time at Eastman, Rose has been involved with the Eastman School of Music Students Association, serving as SA Representative during her freshman, sophomore, and junior years, Sigma Alpha Iota, acting as Vice President of Membership during the 2015-2016 school year, and the Eastman Office of Admissions. She has won numerous awards, including the Anne T. Cummins Prize for Excellence in Humanities, the Sigma Alpha Iota Award for Highest GPA in the Sigma Theta Chapter, the Renée Fleming Endowed Scholarship Award, election to the Keidaeans Senior Honors Society, and seven semesters on the Director’s List.
Rose will pursue a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Music Performance at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee this coming September. She is honoured to have been selected for Pi Kappa Lambda!
Katie Koester is a soprano in her senior year at the Eastman School of Music as a student of Professor Anthony Dean Griffey. A native of Milwaukee Wisconsin, Katie has performed with the Florentine Opera Company in their Grammy Award winning midwest premier of Elmer Gantry in 2010. She has also sung as soprano soloist for Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in 2012. Her interest in opera was sparked by her first opera performance as a chorus member in the Skylight Opera Theater’s La Boheme in 2009. She has received awards from the Wisconsin division of NATS, the Civic Music Association in Milwaukee and the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts.
At Eastman, Katie has performed the roles of Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica, Suor Cristina in Mese Mariano, and Harry in Albert Herring. She has won the Eastman School of Music Ornest Award (2015) and the Junior Jury Award while in attendance at the school. In 2015, Katie attended the Up North Vocal Institute in Boyne, Michigan. She had the opportunity to be taught in masterclass by soprano Michelle DeYoung. She has also sung in masterclass with William Florescu and has coached with soprano Amy Burton and early music specialist Ellen Hargis.
Besides music, Katie is interested in the French language and has studied abroad in France with the University of Rochester. Katie is honored to be selected as a member of Phi Kappa Lambda.
Saxophonist, Anne Kunkle is a native of Myrtle Beach, SC and an alumna of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. She is completing her Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music, where she studies with Chien-Kwan Lin. In addition to her degree in Applied Music Performance and Instrumental Music Education, she will also earn a certificate from the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program.
During her time at Eastman, Anne has performed with a wide variety of ensembles, including Musica Nova, OSSIA, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Eastman Saxophone Project, “Reed it n’ Weep” Quintet, and the Farrago 4 Saxophone Quartet. “Reed it n’ Weep” was selected as an honors chamber group in the Fall of 2014, and Farrago 4 earned First Prize in the WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition in the Spring of 2015. Together with the Eastman Saxophone Project Anne has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and will embark on a tour of China in July 2016.
In addition to her music studies, Anne has been an active member of the Sigma Theta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, serving as the chapter’s treasurer. For her work with SAI, she was recognized with the Marion E. Sauer Award for her service to the chapter and promotion of music in the community.
Braden Maxwell will graduate this year with two degrees: Bachelor of Music in Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music and Bachelor of Arts in Brain and Cognitive Science from the (U of R) College of Arts and Sciences.
While an undergraduate student, Braden studied piano with Professor Tony Caramia and performed in choral ensembles conducted by Professor William Weinert. Braden also studied improvisation of cadenzas for Mozart concerti with Albert Kim and participated in the “Classical Music on the Spot” summer workshop on 18th century keyboard improvisation, conducted by Johnandrew Slominski and Gilad Rabinovitch.
In his own research, Braden has enjoyed working under the guidance of outstanding faculty members in both music theory and cognitive science, including Professors Jonathan Dunsby, William Marvin, Matthew Brown, Laurel Carney, and Betsy Marvin. In music theory, Braden has focused on understanding elaborational structures in the complex and beautiful music of Igor Stravinsky and Maurice Ravel. In cognitive science, his research has focused on using computer models to understand how musical sounds such as vibrato are processed in the midbrain region of the auditory system.
This semester, Braden finished senior thesis projects in both majors and presented at conferences of the Music Theory Society of New York State the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. While an undergraduate student, Braden has also worked in several teaching roles and received multiple grants from the University of Rochester for travel and research.
Next year, Braden will remain at the University of Rochester to begin a new stage of his academic career as a student in the MA/PhD combined program in music theory at Eastman. Braden would like to thank all of his professors and his family for their incessant support. Braden would also like to thank the members of the Beta Pi chapter and Professor Boyd for the privilege of membership in Pi Kappa Lambda.
Driven by a passion for discovery and beauty in music, Garret Reynolds seeks out colorful and compelling sounds in his compositions and improvisations. He frequently collaborates with artists of other media, scoring for films, animations, and games.
As a member of the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program at the Eastman School of Music, Garret has interned with Remote Control Productions in Santa Monica, California and Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Film and Animation. His composition for the interactive multiplayer installation, Interlude, was showcased at the Imagine RIT festival in 2015. Another collaboration, Seas the Day, was featured in the RIT College of Imaging Arts & Sciences 2015 Honors Show. He was also commissioned by RIT to score the informational film, Critical Infrastructure Protection in 2015. Additionally, Garret received a Downbeat Student Music Award for his 2014 composition, “Our Time.” Garret can be heard playing trumpet and flugelhorn with the Dave Rivello Ensemble and the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble.
He will finish his Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Media at Eastman in 2016 and his Master of Music in Contemporary Media / Film Composition in 2018. When he is not trumpeting or composing, Garret enjoys drinking coffee and cooking breakfast with friends. Garret is from Moorpark, California.
Turi Scilipoti, a student of Bonita Boyd, will receive his BM in flute performance from Eastman this May. At Eastman, Turi has performed with the Eastman Philharmonia, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Musica Nova, and OSSIA. Last fall, he played for EWE’s recording of Jeff Tyzik’s Concerto for Timpani and Wind Ensemble with RPO timpanist Charles Ross, and he was runner-up in Eastman’s flute concerto competition that same semester. For the past two years, Turi has served on Eastman’s Academic Integrity Committee.
A native of Albany, NY, Turi began studying the flute at age 8. In 2008, he joined the Empire State Youth Orchestra. Two years later, he was a featured soloist with ESYO after winning the orchestra’s concerto competition. In 2012, he participated in ESYO’s Asia Tour, performing in Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, and the World EXPO in Yeosu.
In the summers, Turi has attended numerous festivals, including the National Orchestral Institute, Round Top Festival, and the Monteux School, where he was an Ensemble Tremblay Scholar. Last summer, Turi competed at the National Flute Association Convention in Washington DC, winning 2nd place in the Orchestral Audition Competition. He was also a winner of NFA’s Masterclass Performer’s Competition that year.
Among Turi’s other successful competitions/awards are the Rochester Flute Association Emerging Artist Competition, the Anthony R. Stefan Scholarship Competition, and the Helen Henshaw Scholarship.
Besides music, Turi has a strong interest in web design, computer science and mathematics and will be graduating with a minor in math from the University of Rochester. He plans to further pursue these interests, in addition to music, after leaving Eastman.
Audrey Yu is a native of Buffalo, New York. She is currently a senior at the Eastman School of Music where she studies oboe performance and music education. She is also pursuing a minor in biology at the University of Rochester.
Audrey began playing the oboe when she was nine years old, and since then has studied under Florence Meyers, Katherine Estes, Pierre Roy, Anna Mattix, and Richard Killmer (present). She has performed with the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra, Genesee Chorale, Genesee Symphony Orchestra, Cordancia Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble X, Roberts Wesleyan College Community Orchestra, Eastman student ensembles, Eastman Harmonie, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Audrey has been awarded honors and competitions including the ECMEA scholarship, Eugene F. Colis scholarship, the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra concerto competition, and the Friends of the BPO concerto competition. She is humbled to have now been selected to be a member of Pi Kappa Lambda.
Isaac Jonathan Assor
Isaac Assor is a second year Master’s student majoring in Vocal Performance and Literature in the studio of Katherine Ciesinski. In his time at Eastman, he performed in several productions with the Eastman Opera Theatre, singing the title role in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, the bass-baritone in Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg’s Hydrogen Jukebox, and Sam in Ned Rorem’s Our Town. He also performed as a soloist in numerous orchestral works at Eastman and in the Rochester community including J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Bruckner’s Mass in F Minor, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Rossini’s Petite messe solenelle, J.S. Bach’s BWV 70 and 76, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, and Handel’s Messiah.
Last summer, Isaac sang as a Young Artist in the Central City Opera Studio. This summer, will perform with the Ohio Light Opera, playing the roles of Hortensio in Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, Pish-Tush in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, and various other featured roles in the company’s season.
He completed the Eastman Certificate in Community Music Teaching. As part of the certificate program, he taught as an instructor for the Eastman Community Music School’s Pathways program and interned with the ROCMusic program, teaching general music to students grades K through 5.
Before coming to Eastman, Isaac completed his undergraduate degree at Columbia University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a double major in Music and Psychology, and was selected to join the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.
Rachel Brashier is a Ph.D. candidate in music education at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, NY. She holds master’s degrees in ethnomusicology (Eastman, 2014) and music history (Southern Illinois University, 2012), as well as a bachelor of music, with a double major in vocal performance and music education (Eastern Illinois University, 1999).
In addition to being a full-time K-12 music teacher in the Chicagoland area for over a decade, and performing as a choral contralto, Rachel also is a trained Byzantine chanter in the Greek Orthodox Church of America. She currently serves as a teaching assistant for choral and general music methods classes and supervises student teachers at Eastman. Her research interests center on embodied music making in communities of practice and informal learning groups, both inside and outside of traditional learning institutions.
Hana Chu is a DMA candidate in piano performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Professors Nelita True and Jean Barr. As an acclaimed pianist and recording artist, Hana has appeared throughout the Americas, Middle East, and Korea, in solo and chamber music concerts and on radios. During her time at Eastman, Hana has performed Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 with Eastman Philharmonia (2014) and has won prizes in piano competitions such as the Ninth National Chopin Piano Competition (2015) and Lewisville Lake Symphony International Competition (2016). She has held a graduate assistantship in accompanying for three years and received the Excellence in Accompanying Award (2014), and has also served as a teaching assistant of Nelita True (2015-16).
A native of South Korea, Hana entered the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School as a student of Ernest Barretta on a full scholarship after moving to Maryland in 2004. She received her BM and MM at the Juilliard School under the instruction of Matti Raekallio and Jerome Lowenthal before coming to Eastman.
In addition to her active solo career, Hana participated in organizing Juilliard North Korea Benefit Concert, “For My Other Half,” in collaboration with NY/NJ university students and churches. The proceeds of the concert went to aid feeding children in orphanages and schools in North Korea. Last year, she has given solo and chamber music recitals in Amman and Jarqa, the cities of Jordan, to cultivate their first generation of classical music.
Daniel Ketter recently completed his third year of doctoral studies at Eastman as a DMA/PhD candidate in cello performance and literature and music theory. He teaches music theory and aural skills classes as an assistant to the theory department and has been leading a cello technique class as a teaching assistant for Alan Harris. His recent lecture recital, titled “Heinrich Schenker, Author of J. S. Bach’s Suites for Solo Cello,” presented recent research in techniques of single-voice polyphony to the cello studio as pedagogical arrangements for students to explore through performance. Daniel holds a MM in cello performance and pedagogy with Alison Wells from the Peabody Conservatory and graduated with high distinction both from the Eastman School of Music with Alan Harris (BM, cello performance) and from the University of Rochester (BA, mathematics).
In addition to his academic work, Daniel maintains an active performance schedule. Upcoming performance highlights include directing the Eastman Cello Ensemble for WXXI’s Live at Hochstein series and serving as assistant director and cellist for a new music initiative, Music in the American Wild. This summer MAW will premiere eleven new works by Eastman composers and alum in seven national parks celebrating the centennial year of the National Parks Service.
Sergio Muñoz Leiva
Chilean violist Sergio Muñoz is an advocate for dialogue and close collaboration, which he realizes in music through his love for education and chamber music. His major teachers include Penelope Knuth, Kim Kashkashian, and Carol Rodland. Sergio is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory and will earn his Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music. He will also earn a Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Certificate.
While at Eastman, Sergio collaborated with artists such as Mikhail Kopelman, Renée Jolles, Rosemary Elliott, and Steven Doane; he participated in masterclasses presented by the Juilliard and Brentano String Quartets. In February 2014, he soloed with the Eastman Philharmonia as Concerto Competition Winner. He received the Richard Oppelt Prize in Viola and the Celentano Award for Excellence in Chamber Music for his work with his string quartet.
Sergio was the recipient of multiple scholarships and awards from his home country, most notably Study Abroad Grants from the Youth Orchestras Foundation, the National Council for Culture and the Arts, and a special opportunity scholarship granted personally by the President of Chile. Last year, he was the recipient of the Summer Course Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service for language summer study in Leipzig, Germany.
Sergio is an active member of the Groupmuse community, a social network that connects young classical musicians with local audiences through house concert parties. As a trilingual citizen of the world, Sergio finds inspiration in literature and the fascinating subtleties of language. He also enjoys swimming and improvising his own recipes; he collects penguins.
Clarinetist Richard Li is a dynamic performer and teacher committed to engaging with diverse communities within and outside of the arts. In May of 2016, Richard will receive a Master of Music degree in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, along with both the Arts Leadership and Performer’s Certificates. Prior to moving to Rochester, Richard performed in the Chicago area while studying with John Bruce Yeh, Assistant Principal and Solo Eb Clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Richard has performed in numerous internationally renowned venues, including Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Center, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Bartók National Concert Hall in Budapest, Haydnsaal at Esterházy, and both Dvorak and Smetana Halls in Prague. He has performed new music under the baton of conductors such as Brad Lubman, Alan Pierson and Jeff Milarsky. He continues to push the boundaries of his instrument by not only performing new repertoire, but with his passion for making informed transcriptions of the solo string music of J.S. Bach for performance on the clarinet.
Richard has taught through the Eastman Community Music School since 2013, as a Clarinet Mentor in the New Horizons Program. Additionally, Richard maintains an active private studio and enjoys sharing his love and knowledge of music with students of all ages. In addition to teaching, Richard is a founding member of the Eastman Clarinet Duo, a group dedicated to interactive outreach that aims to inform and inspire especially those that may not have access to classical music or its history. The duo has given over 200 performances in New York, Florida and California. This summer, Richard will be performing Gounod’s “Mireille”, Offenbach’s “Pomme d’Api”, and Aboulker’s “Les Fables Enchanées” in Périgueux, France with the Franco-American Vocal Academy. Richard holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance from the Eastman School of Music and his principal teachers include John Bruce Yeh and Kenneth Grant.
Dr. James Sullivan is a Ph.D. candidate in music theory at the Eastman School of Music, where he is completing a dissertation on meter perception in post-tonal music. He has just accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Evansville—Assistant Professor of Music (Music Theory and Double Bass). Prior degrees include a D.M.A. (2015) and M.M. (2013) in double bass performance from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a B.M. in double bass performance and a B.S. in mathematics from Indiana University (2010).
James is especially passionate about teaching—he has received the University of Rochester’s Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student (2016) and Eastman’s Teaching Assistant Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2013). He has presented at numerous national and regional conferences, including those of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (2015), the International Society of Bassists (2013), and the Society for Music Theory (2011).
In addition to the dissertation, James is currently working on his Post-Tonal Method Book for the Double Bass, which won Eastman’s Lecture Recital Prize (2015). James’s theoretical interests include: rhythm and meter perception, post-tonal music, mathematical music theory, and Classical variation. His performance interests center around new music. He has commissioned and premiered numerous pieces for double bass and has performed with Eastman Broadband at Carnegie Hall under the auspices of David Lang’s Creating New Music Workshop (2013).
Patrick Macey is Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. One facet of his research addresses social and political functions of Florentine music under Lorenzo de’ Medici and the reforming friar Girolamo Savonarola. His book, Bonfire Songs: Savonarola’s Musical Legacy (Oxford, 1998), received the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Award from the Renaissance Society of America (RSA). A 1992 article on Savonarola and the lauda, published in Renaissance Quarterly, received the William Nelson Prize from the RSA. In 1999 A-R Editions published his volume of Savonarolan Laudas and Motets. Another facet of his research involves study of patronage and musical rhetoric in the motets of Josquin des Prez. Articles on Josquin have appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Early Music, and Early Music History. He has also edited two volumes for the New Josquin Edition: Josquin’s Psalm motets (NJE 15) and chansons for six voices (NJE 30). The volume of Josquin’s chansons for five voices (NJE 29) is in progress.
Chapters have appeared in edited volumes, including The Crannied Wall: Women, Religion, and the Arts in Early Modern Europe (1992), La Musica a Firenze al Tempo di Lorenzo il Magnifico (1993), From Ciconia to Sweelinck (1994), The Organist as Scholar (1994), Hearing the Motet (1997), Giaches de Wert (1999),The Josquin Companion (2000), Musica nei secoli per il Duomo di Firenze (2001), Una città e il suo profeta: Firenze di fronte al Savonarola (2001), Cappelle musicale (2007), Il velo, la penna e la parola (2009), Uno gentile et subtile ingenio (2009), Make a Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral (2014), and The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music (2015).
Editorial boards on which he has served include the New Josquin Edition, Early Music History, Renaissance Quarterly, and Eastman Studies in Music. He has been a member of the board of directors for the American Musicological Society and the Renaissance Society of America, and has served on advisory boards for Villa I Tatti in Florence, The Josquin Project, and the Lost Voices Project. In 1987-88 he was a fellow in Florence at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, and he received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He served as chair of the Musicology Department from spring 2007 to 2012, and as acting chair in spring 2015. In 2001-2 he served as Acting Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. In 1990 he was honored with the Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eastman School of Music. From 1990 to 2004 he conducted the Eastman Capella Antiqua; CD with Savonarolan laudas and motets was included in the book Bonfire Songs. He earned the Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985, and joined the Eastman faculty in the same year. He taught at UCLA in 1984-85, and in spring 1999 he was Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard.