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Faculty Profile

Steven Nuss

e-mail: srnuss@colby.edu
tel.: 872-3243
office: Bixler 229

Steven Nuss received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D in Music Theory from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A long-time resident of Japan, he has made detailed studies of the history and theory of Japanese chamber music (sankyoku) and imperial court music (gagaku). He is a student in the Tokyo branch of the Kanze school of noh actors , and has lectured and performed in that capacity throughout Japan and the United States, including a solo performance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. As a 1994 Fulbright scholar at the Tokyo College of Music, he worked closely with Minoru Miki, Toshiro Mayuzumi, Tru Takemitsu, Akira Nishimura, Tokuhide Niimi, and other prominent contemporary Japanese composers in exploring connections between their own music and the traditional musical genres of Japan. He has taught on the music faculties of Seishin University and International School in Tokyo, the City University of New York extension in Hiroshima, Queens College of the City University of New York, and is currently AssociateProfessor of Music at Colby College. He teaches courses in Music Theory, World Music and traditional Japanese music, art, and culture.

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