Department Chair

Daniel Abraham Professor and Department Chair, Performing Arts CAS - Performing Arts

Choral/orchestral conductor and musicologist; specialist in 17th- and 18th-century music. As a conductor and scholar, Abraham has often sought out works previously unknown to present-day audiences and

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Program Directors

Erin Foreman-Murray Sr Professorial Lecturer CAS - Performing Arts

Erin Foreman-Murray is a contemporary dance artist who focuses her creative research on improvisational performance practices. Her choreographic work has been presented by New Faces New Dances (Salzbu

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Michael Harvey Director, Audio Technology Program CAS - Performing Arts

Mike Harvey is a highly respected music recorder, mixer, and producer with over 25 years of music industry experience. He has taught in the Audio Technology Program at AU since the fall of 2007. He ha

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Ann Kang Program Director for Music CAS - Performing Arts

Dr. Ann T. Kang is Director of the Music Program. She teaches piano, chamber music, music theory and musicianship. She has been called a pianist of “admirable polish and sensitivity” by the Baltimore

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Karl Kippola Assoc Professor CAS - Performing Arts

A full-time faculty member at American University since 2003, and program director since 2016, Karl Kippola holds a BA in Drama (University of Montana), an MFA in Acting (Wayne State University), and

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E. Andrew Taylor Director of the Arts Management Program CAS - Performing Arts

Andrew Taylor thinks (a bit too much) about organizational structure, strategy, and management practice in the nonprofit arts. An Associate Professor of Arts Management at American University, he also

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