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Erik Ulman teaches composition and theory at Stanford University. He studied violin with Michael Tseitlin and János Négyesy, and composition at the University of California, San Diego, working principally with Brian Ferneyhough. After receiving his doctorate from UCSD in 2000, he taught there as a Faculty Fellow from Winter 2001 through Spring 2002; for both Spring and Fall 2003 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ulman has lectured at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse, as well as at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule, the Jornadas de Creación Musical and the Escuela Superior de Música in Mexico City, UC Berkeley, New York University, the University of Minnesota, Bard College, Macalester College, the University of New Mexico, San Francisco State University, and Georgia College and State University.

Ulman's music has been performed across the U.S., Europe, and Australia by such notable interpreters as Magnus Andersson, the Arditti Quartet, Séverine Ballon, Anthony Burr of Elision, the Cygnus Ensemble, John Mark Harris, Mark Knoop, Colin McAllister, Andrew McIntosh, Modelo 62, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Nieuw Ensemble, NOISE, Ian Pace, Plus-Minus, the sfSoundGroup, and SONOR. His Third String Quartet, for which he received a Composer's Assistance Award from the American Music Center, was premiered at the K├╝nstlerhaus Boswil in October 2005 by the Arditti Quartet, and subsequently performed at the Bern Biennale. In December 2006 he was awarded a commission from the Fromm Foundation. Ulman is co-director of the artists' philosophical collective Poto and has organized seven Poto Festivals, gathering artists in various media for collaboration and exchange in Grass Valley, California.

[from program for May 10, 2012 concert]