Electronic Music and Technology Faculty
Edmund Fay’s service as a member of William Paterson University’s adjunct music faculty spans several decades during which he has taught Music Technology, Electronic Music 1, Electronic Music 2, Ear Training, Classical Percussion, Orchestral Timpani, as well as conducting and coaching various contemporary chamber music ensembles and percussion ensembles. He has also taught at the State University of New York (Purchase, NY) and the Zukofsky Orchestral Seminar (Reykavik, Iceland). In addition to his teaching career, Mr. Fay has lead a distinguished performance career both nationally and internationally. He has performed in numerous NY Broadway performances, as well as with an extensive list of orchestral, opera and ballet organizations including: San Francisco Symphony New Music Series, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Long Island Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Vermont Chamber Orchestra, NJ State Opera Orchestra, Opera Classics, New Jersey Philharmonic, Atlantic Sinfonia, Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Pilobolus Dance Company, Princeton Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and the NJ Percussion Ensemble. He has been heard in live broadcasts on WQXR, WNYC, WNET, and has recorded on New World Records and on a Grammy Nominated recording on the Warner Music Group’s Nonesuch label. Additionally, Mr. Fay is a writer and composer who also leads an active career in cutting-edge technology fields including technical architecture, software engineering and research in psychoacoustics.
David Weisberg is an Associate Professor of Music at William Paterson University. His primary areas of interest include self-similarity in music, the treatment of form and compositional techniques involved in the works of modernist composers, and voice-leading in jazz. He completed his Ph.D. at Rutgers University in 2001, where he studied composition with Charles Wuorinen, and jazz piano with Kenny Barron. He also performs as a freelance pianist in the New York-Metropolitan Area with groups such as the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble and the New Jersey Pops. He has presented papers and has had his compositions performed both in the U.S. and abroad. He currently serves on the executive board of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic.
* full-time faculty