A musician, composer, researcher and educator, Dr. Kelland Thomas is Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology. His research interests include artificial intelligence and human-computer collaboration, and he is Principal Investigator for MUSICA (MUSical Improvising Collaborative Agent), funded by DARPA (Communicating with Computers, DARPA BAA-15-18). As a classical and contemporary saxophonist, Thomas has premiered over 40 new solo and chamber works for saxophone. Since his debut with the Houston Symphony in 1993, he has performed as a soloist and with ensembles throughout the U.S. and in Mexico, Europe, and Asia. As a chamber musician, he has been a prize winner in the Coleman, Carmel, and Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions. He has toured and performed with many saxophone quartets, including PRISM, Resounding Winds, the Michigan Quartet (with Donald Sinta), and the Borealis Saxophone Quartet.
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