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Dr. Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn (he/him/his)

Dr. Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Professor
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn

Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn joined the College of Arts and Sciences as Dean in 2021. As a composer his music has been recorded and performed throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Asia by ensembles and organizations including the h2 Quartet, Kiev Philharmonic, The Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Huntsville Alabama Army Band, Composers Inc, Conundrum, The Yale Brass Trio, Scott/Garrison Duo, and Vox Novus. Soloists like Richard Kriehn, Diane Maltester, Craig Hultgren, and Robert Young have also been champions of his music. His works are published by FJH Music, Dorn Publications, Trevco Music, and Boom Crash Music and can be heard on the Navona and ERM Labels.

Dr. Sternfeld-Dunn is winner of the 2013 American Prize for Fireworks, The National Flute Associations 2013 Award for Newly Published Chamber Music Category for Urban Jungle and Best in Show Award from the Global Music Awards (2012) for his works Antiphonal Fanfare and Joker’s Wild. He has also received awards and funding from organizations like Meet the Composer, ASCAP and the Washington Visual, Performing, and Literary Art’s Committee.

As well as being an accomplished composer he is also active as a conductor and string bassist. As a conductor he recently guest conducted the new music ensemble Turn on the Music for their CD "The Darwin Effect" on Capstone Records. He has conducted various orchestras, wind ensembles, and theatre productions. As a bassist he has held principal positions with several San Francisco Bay Area Orchestras, as well as numerous jazz small groups and big bands. He is the featured bassist on Bay Area jazz pianist Marty Namaro's CD "Abstractionisms".

Teaching Interests
  • Music Composition
  • Music Theory
  • Arts Administration
Research and Creative Activities
  • Music Composition
  • Adaptive Leadership Models
  • D.M.A, Music Composition, University of Hartford
  • M.A., Music Composition, Washington State University
  • B.A., Music, California State University Hayward
Professional Memberships
  • The Grammys
  • Society of Composers Inc.