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Jacob Adler

Faculty Assoc
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Biography

Jacob Adler is a composer, performer, and teacher. He developed and teaches the following courses at Arizona State University: Advanced Rhythm, Fundamentals of Music Notation, and Music Theory for Non-Music Majors. Adler studied Karnatic rhythm and its application to contemporary classical music and improvisation at the Amsterdam Conservatory. His rhythm textbook "Wheels Within Wheels" has sold in over 40 countries. Adler performs on the piano, organ, laptop, accordion, and tsimbl in several ensembles including Zeelab with his wife, Ilona. Adler has performed his music at the Issue Project Room in New York, Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Amsterdam, Musica Moderna festival in Lodz, Göteborg Organ Academy in Sweden, and other festivals in Europe and the U.S. Adler also teaches music theory and directs the contemporary music Openscore Ensemble at Paradise Valley Community College.

His recordings can be heard at jacobadler.blogspot.com. 

Education
  • MM, Composition, Arizona State University, 2011.
  • Organ Performance, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, 2008.
  • Composition, Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris, 2004.
  • BFA, Composition, Arizona State University, 2004.
Audio
Research Interests

Microtonality and Tuning Systems

Karnatic Rhythm

Contemporary Classical Music

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
MTC 494Special Topics
MTC 598Special Topics
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
MUS 194Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
MTC 494Special Topics
MTC 598Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
MUS 194Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
MTC 494Special Topics
MTC 598Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
MUS 194Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
MTC 494Special Topics
MTC 598Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
MUS 194Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
MTC 494Special Topics
MTC 598Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 100Fundamentals of Music Notation
MUS 194Special Topics