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Office Phone: (714) 564 5653
Location: N 115
Music Lab Phone: (714) 564 5655
Music Lab Location: N 119

    Dr. E. Brian Kehlenbach

    Professor of Music
    ​Composition, Piano, Electro-Acoustic Music, Music Theory

    Brian Kehlenbach is a composer, classical recitalist, and jazz pianist. His music is a reflection of this diverse background - it is propulsive, rhythmic, and written in an eclectic style where jazz harmonies freely intermingle with classical forms and contemporary textures.

    Recent performances of Kehlenbach's solo and chamber works have taken place at Carnegie Hall, on the 2013 Aries Composers Festival in Colorado, on RealNewMusic festivals, and in several venues across the country. Performances of pieces for larger forces include In the Land Beyond, Beyond with the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Circumdare with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Dance of the 25th Hour with the U.S.C. Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Blue Line with the Divan Consort. Commission have come from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Biola University Youth Theater, and consortiums of generous musicians from across the country organized by Holben Publishing.

    Dr. Kehlenbach holds B.S. and M.M. degrees from the University of Connecticut and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California, where he was named outstanding graduate in music theory and composition. He currently serves as a Professor in t​he Music Department at Santa Ana College where he was named Distinguished Faculty Lecturer in 1999.