George Arasimovicz Vitae


Ph.D. in Music, University of California, San Diego, 1982

M.A., in Music, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1979

B. Mus., University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1976

Honors B.A. (English and History), Carleton University, 1976



Dean and Professor, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Kean University, 2012 to present

Dean, College of Arts & Humanities, California State University Domiguez Hills, 2007 to 2010

Founding Dean and Professor, Division of Arts, Media & Communications, Wheaton College, 1999 to 2007

Dean and Professor, Conservatory of Music, Wheaton College, 1997 to 1999


Honors and Awards

Guggenheim Fellowship

Rudolf Nissim Award American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Foundation

Hercksher Foundation Composition Prize

Kevin Davenport National Competition for Orchestral Works

International Who’s Who in Music


Selected Papers, Presentations and Publications

“Working in the Academic Community.”  Presentation at the National Association of Schools of Music Annual Meeting, 2012.

“Signification and Meaning in Compositional Practice.”  Presentation at the School of Music & Dance, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, 2000.

“What Would You Do?  Case Studies in Academic Affairs Problem Solving.”  Presentation at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1996.

ADAMANTA SECARE – a Musical Composition for Chamber Orchestra, Doctoral Dissertation, University of California, San Diego, 1982.

A Critical Analysis of Selected Aspects of Theodor Adorno’s Philosophy of Modern Music, Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 1978.                                                

Over 1,100 invited/juried performances of compositions.