Dean Suzuki earned his Ph. D. in Historical Musicology from the University of Southern California. Now an Associate Professor in the Music Department at San Francisco State University, he specializes in Twentieth Century music, as well as teaching Rock History and Music Appreciation. At KPFA, 94.1 FM in Berkeley, he produces and hosts “Discreet Music” (every other Sunday at 10 p.m), an eclectic offering of contemporary, experimental music, with periodic programs devoted to a cappella, progressive rock, sound poetry, sound sculpture and other musical genres and styles. Past in-studio guests and performers include the Bobs, the Housejacks, Naturally Seven, the Accidentals, m-pact, +4db, Gunner Madsen, members of SoVoSo, F’loom and others. As a music critic and journalist, he writes for Goldmine, Musicworks, and other periodicals. Dr. Suzuki’s essay “The Art of the Voice: Trends in American Text-Sound Composition” was published in Homo Sonorus, an international anthology of sound poetry.