Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
(609) 258-3000

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, arts, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.

As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

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Dan Trueman

Dan Trueman is a composer, fiddler, and electronic musician. He began studying violin at the age of 4, and decades later, after a chance encounter, fell in love with the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, an instrument and tradition that has deeply affected all of his work, whether as a fiddler, a composer, or musical explorer. For over a decade, Dan has taught the year-long 16th- and 18th-century counterpoint sequence at Princeton, where he is a professor of music composition. He works with graduate students in Princeton's renowned composition program on their creative and academic work through seminars on various topics, composition mentoring, and dissertation advising, and he is also Director of the Princeton Sound Kitchen concert series, the primary venue for composers in the department to workshop and share their work. Dan co-founded the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) in 2005 with Princeton Computer Science professor Perry Cook, which has served as a model for rethinking how to teach music technology over the last decade. Dan works with some of the world’s pre-eminent musicians and ensembles, and his music has been heard around the world; his 10th CD, The Nostalgic Synchronic Etudes, was released by New Amsterdam Records in the Fall of 2015.