Bryan Haaheim

Bryan Haaheim
  • Professor Emeritus of Music Theory & Composition
  • Music Theory & Music Composition

Contact Info

424 Murphy Hall
1530 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045-3103


D.M.A. University of Arizona; M.A. University of Minnesota; B.A. California State University

Bryan Kip Haaheim joined the faculty at KU in 2001 as an assistant professor of Music Composition. He currently teaches Composition, Electronic Music, and Music Theory. Kip Received his D.M.A degree from the University of Arizona in 1999 after studying with Daniel Asia. He completed his Masters degree at the University of Minnesota under Alex Lubet, Dominick Argento, and Judith Zaimont.

Before joining academia Kip was a freelance bassist, composer, and producer in the San Francisco Bay Area. During those years he gained extensive experience performing with some of the finest musicians of the region. His discography includes and eclectic mix of Jazz, Rock, World Beat, Latin, and Avant Garde musics.

In addition to more traditional chamber music Kip has an extensive portfolio of Electronic Music which features works for digital audio and performer, interactive multi-media installations, interactive websites, live web performance, and works for video and film. The collaborative work “Sacred and Profane” with Daniel Asia (Summitt Records) was one of the first surround-sound audio DVDs in the United States. Kip’s works have received recent performances in New York City; Chicago; Detroit; Los Angeles; Houston; Eugene; San Francisco; Toronto, Canada, Tel Aviv, Israel; Paris, France; and Lubeck, Germany.