New composition professor in the music department. Specializes in modern and post-modern composition. Is a licensed therapy human for his dog Marlene (which is why Marlene can often be seen roaming about by the music offices and often will make an appearance in class; he can sniff out any crumb of food within a mile radius-except for the French fry under the piano in one of the practice rooms). Enjoys talking one-on-one with students the most. Ligetti is one of his favorite composers. He is also a Joni Mitchell superfan. And by superfan I mean SUPER fan.