Professor Ed Sarath is director of the program in jazz and improvisation at the University of Michigan. He is active as a performer on the flugelhorn, recording artist, composer, author, and guest clinician.
Mr. Sarath has received fellowship grants for both jazz composition and performance from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the American Council of Learned Societies to design a course entitled "Creativity and Consciousness." His articles appear in the Journal of Music Theory, International Journal for Music Education, Jazz Research Papers, Jazz Educators Journal, and Jazz Changes.
Mr. Sarath has emerged as a leading visionary in the fields of music, creativity, consciousness studies, and educational reform. He divides his time between performing, composing, teaching and writing about the aesthetic, cognitive and transpersonal aspects of the creative process.