B.M. in Flute, University of Texas at El Paso
M.A. in Music Education, San Francisco State University
Ph.D. in Composition, City University of New York Graduate Center
E. Hester, Ph.D. (composer/flutist/saxophonist), began his career
as a composer and recording artist in Los Angeles where he worked
as a studio musician and music educator. He received his Ph.D. in
composition from the City University of New York Graduate Center
and is currently Director of "Jazz" Studies at the University
of California in Santa Cruz. Hester specializes in premeditated,
spontaneous and electro-acoustic composition. A performer on both
flute and saxophone, his formal study included Harry Nelsova and
Paul Renzi on flute, Joe Henderson and John Handy in "jazz"
improvisation, composition with Bruce Saylor and Robert Starrer,
as well as lessons with Frank Chase and Bill Tremble on saxophone.
"Hesterian Musicism reveals him to be a composer with a breathtaking
range of materials that are skillfully wrought in both refreshing
chamber configurations and his impressive 12-piece Contemporary
Jazz Art Movement."
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