Jim McManus, Associate Professor - Music Department

Contact Information

 Jim McManus.Jim McManus
Associate Professor
Music Department
(510) 979-7418
Room 2103, Building 2, first floor, Fremont campus

Professional Biography

Jim McManus is an Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Ohlone College. McManus earned the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988, with a dissertation on the Elliott Carter's 1980 piece for solo piano, Night Fantasies.

His compositions, for acoustic and electro-acoustic media, have been performed throughout the United States (including SEAMUS, and SCI conferences). He has published editorials, reviews, and reports in Computer Music Journal and the Journal SEAMUS.

Dr. McManus remains active as a performer (bass, guitar). Together with Dr. Brian Belet he is a founding member of Janus, an eclectic Bay-area contemporary chamber ensemble.

  • B.M., University of California at Santa Cruz
  • M.M., University of Massachussetts
  • D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • SEAMUS (The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States)
  • SCI (The Society of Composers, Inc.)
  • CMS (The College Music Society)