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Composition & Theory Faculty

*David WeisbergArea Coordinator

David J. Weisberg is a Professor of Music at William Paterson University. He completed his Ph.D. at Rutgers University, where he studied composition with Charles Wuorinen and jazz piano with Kenny Barron. He has presented papers and has had his compositions performed both in the U.S. and abroad. He performs as a freelance pianist in the New York-Metropolitan Area, and as a freelance composer he has worked on music for short films and advertisements. He recently authored two book chapters—“Methods and Strategies in Using Digital Literacy in Media and the Arts”, in Information and Technology Literacy, part of Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in a Digital Age, and "The Utility of Interdisciplinary Case Study: Research and Education in the Arts and Sciences," in Case Study Methodology in Higher Education. He has also served on several editorial boards.  

Andre Bregegere
André Brégégère

André Brégégère received a BA in Jazz Composition from the Berklee College of Music, an MA in Composition from Queens College, and a PhD in Composition from the City University of New York Graduate Center. His recent and ongoing scholarly work includes “L’Apothéose de Rameau: A Study of Henri Pousseur’s ‘Network Technique’” (SMT St-Louis, 2015), and “The Serial Concept in Pousseur’s Votre Faust” (Oxford Handbook of Faustian Music, OUP, forthcoming). In recent years, his music has been performed in major venues including Carnegie/Weill Hall and Symphony Space; by leading ensembles including Cygnus, Second Instrumental Unit, MIVOS Quartet, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Transit, and VocalEssence; broadcast on WQXR, WNYC, and WPRB; and released on the label New Dynamic Records. As a founding member and co-director of Dr. Faustus (, he is an active advocate for new music, overseeing the commission and performance of more than twenty works by emerging composers since 2008. –

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