Faculty & Staff

B.Mus., California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D., The University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Charles Gran joined the music faculty at Truman State University in 2008, where he teaches in the Theory and Composition area and administers the Music Computing Lab and the Electronic Music Studio. He is the founder and director of the Electronic Music Working Group a student research program the investigates electronic music through instrument design, art creation, and performance.

Dr. Gran directs the New Horizons Music Festival, Truman State University's Fall showcase of contemporary music. The weekend of music concerts have featured guest composers such as Paul Chihara and Amy X Neuburg.

He was born and raised in Southern California, where he received a B.Mus. in composition from California State University Fullerton, and Ph.D. in composition from UCLA in 2004. He studied composition with Paul Chihara, Paul Reale, Lloyd Rogers, Ian Krouse and Roger Bourland.

Dr. Gran has written for various combinations of voices, instruments, and media as well as libretti and lyrics. Recent work includes chamber music with electronics, solo piano, and scores for plays. Prior to joining the music faculty at Truman, he taught at Santa Monica College and Occidental College, both in Southern California.

More information about Dr. Gran and his work can be found at www.campdeadly.com/clg.