Joseph Klein

Department:

Composition Studies

College:

College of Music

Email:

jklein@music.unt.edu

Phone:

(940) 565-4926

Expertise:

Music Composition; Role of music/arts in society; Artistic freedom and free speech; Censorship in the arts; Musicians/Arts and politics; Frank Zappa; Post-modernism; Fractal Aesthetics in Music; Multi-Media Composition

Education:

1984 - B.A. Music - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 1986 - M.A. Composition - University of California, San Diego 1991 - D.Mus Composition - Indiana University, Bloomington

Activities:

Frequent lectures at colleges and universities across the country; Performances at international conferences and other venues; Composer fellowship from National Endowment for the Arts (1992); and Grants from the American Composers Forum, the American Music Center, and ASCAP, among others. Interviewed by KERA-FM Dallas, KRLD-AM Dallas, WRR-FM Dallas, Denton-Record Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Evansville Press (Evansville, Ind.), Fox 4 News (Dallas), Arizona Republic (Phoenix), The Denisonian (Granville, OH),Tulsa World, KFLU-FM Beaumont and WMSU-FM (Morehead, KY). Web site is web3.music.unt.edu/comp/jklein.