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Department of Music

Eliane Aberdam

Eliane Aberdam

Assistant Professor of Music

Office: FAC D104
Phone: 401.874.2794
Web site:

Coordinator, composition and theory; modern era music history; composition; theory; electronic music; musical form and analysis; choral arranging, instrumentation and orchestration; eighteenth century counterpoint

Doctor of Philosophy in Music Composition, University of California at Berkeley
Master of Arts in Music, University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia
Bachelor of Arts in Music, Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, Israel

ELIANE ABERDAM was born in France, where she received her early education in piano, solfege, and harmony at the Conservatoire National de Region in Grenoble. She is a prolific and diverse composer whose compositions have been premiered in Szombathely, Hungary, France, Israel and throughout the U.S.

Formerly a Graduate Assistant at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Northern Iowa, the Rubin Academy High School and Middle School in Jerusalem (Israel) and the Beth-Rivkah College in Paris, she studied electronic music at IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique-musique, Paris) and has received commissions for chamber ensemble, symphony orchestra and theater productions in the U.S and Europe.

Recipient of international composition and musician in residence awards, Ms. Aberdam is a strong advocate of musical and cultural diversity who presents music literature from both a compositional and historical perspective.