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Sarang Kim (center) playing the Korean zither

Sarang Kim is a composer, pianist, and percussionist, and currently a DMA candidate in the UCSC Music Department.

David Kant playing in the Happy Valley Band

The Happy Valley Band is a deconstruction of the Great American Songbook through the use of state-of-the-art machine listening technologies.

Music DMA candidate Brian Baumbusch's Bali Alloy was composed in 2012 as a collaboration between the New York based string quartet, the JACK Quartet, and gamelan Makaradhwaja of Bali.

"Just recently I've been changing my focus in teaching to be more in line with the way that I work professionally.

"At the undergraduate level, my current research is not influencing my teaching, except as a performer, because part of what I do is perform a lot.