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composer , educator

Benjamin Leeds Carson, American composer, educator. Grantee, Arts Research Institute, University California, 2005.


Carson, Benjamin Leeds was born on August 24, 1971 in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Son of Robert James Carson and Mary Clare Hankel.


Bachelor, Willamette University, Oregon, 1993. Master of Music, University Washington, Seattle, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, San Diego, 2001.


Artist in residence Institute Research et Coordinator d'Acoustique Musique, Paris, 1999. Associate in composition University California, San Diego, 1999. Lecturer in writing Thurgood Marshall College, University California, La Jolla, 2002.

Lecturer in music theory University California, Riverside, 2002. Assistant professor University California Department Music, Santa Cruz, since 2003.


  • Other Work

    • Composer: Four Short Pieces for Orchestra, 2000, (chamber orchestra ensemble) Detalér, 1999 (First prize. Brtish International Bass Foundation, London, 2000), (solo cello) Takes to the Stage for Franklin Cox, 2007. Contributor articles to professional journals Journal Of New Music Research.


Institute for Advisory Feminist Studies International Socialist Organization, since 2004. Steering committee member United Auto Workers Academy Union, San Diego, 1998—2001. Organizer International Socialist Organization, Santa Cruz, since 2003.

Member of American Musicological Society, Society Music Theory, Society for Music Perception and Cognition.


  • Other Interests



Married Jennifer Jade Li, August 13, 2005.

Robert James Carson

Mary Clare Hankel

Jennifer Jade Li