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Momilani Ramstrum

Music, Chair


B.S., Univesity of Massachusetts, Amherst

M.A., San Diego University

Ph.D., University of California San Diego


Momilani Ramstrum is a composer, musicologist, singer, PD programmer, and interface designer. As a vocal improviser, she performs with live electronics using her patented MIDI glove that she designed and created. She authored a DVD-ROM entitled From Kafka to K . . . documenting and analyzing Manoury's electronic opera K . . . published in France by IRCAM. She wrote a chapter in Mary Simoni's Analyzing Electroacoustic Music published by Routledge. Wave Media LLC has published her five music theory textbooks with interactive website drills and tournaments that create and evaluate student learning based on gaming theory rather than traditional academic models. Dr. Ramstrum is Professor of Music and current Chair of the Music Department at San Diego Mesa College where she directs the music theory program and directs the San Diego Seratones (chorus for mixed voices) for San Diego Continuing Education.

Department(s): Music

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